Experiencing failure in your garden does not mean you write yourself off as having a brown thumb. Even experienced gardeners make mistakes due to excitement or impatience. After coming home with flowers, we can’t wait to see what our garden will produce. Therefore we end up burning our flowers with excessive fertilizer or not giving them enough hardening period.
Protect your flowers from dying by following these steps.
- Using the Right Water Quantity.
Flowers in your garden are as particular about their moisture needs as they are about sun exposure and fertilization. Before finding your flowers a permanent home in your garden, you should go beyond your plant care tag to learn about the flower’s irrigation needs. Lack of moisture can cause your flowers to wilt and produce few blooms while over watering causes disease and drowning of the flowers.
Since young flower transplants are very prone to stress, water them daily for the first week to sustain growth to keep the soil moist but not soggy. To encourage deep root growth, cut back watering the flowers after seven days to just a few times per week.
Place water precisely on the base of your plants because that’s where it’s needed most. Putting water in the soil will reduce evaporation, decrease disease potential, and conserve water. Applying mulch evenly throughout your flowerbed will help in maintaining a constant level of moisture.
- Add Nutrients (or Stop).
Your flowers are living things, and therefore they need nutrition and sustenance to survive. When your flowers have a nutrient deficiency, it will lead to stunted growth. Fertilizers and minerals are essential in boosting the growth of your flowers. They keep the flowers nourished, but too much of them are harmful. Research your flower’s nutrient requirements at each stage and make sure you feed them accordingly. Providing the plant’s nutrients according to the research is important because over-nourishing the soil is harmful to the flowers, while under-nourishing will gradually kill the plants. Understand what your plants need through various signs and indicators. Your flower’s appearance, discoloration, and other symptoms say more about the flower’s health, and it should be balanced using nutrients. If you are using fertilizers, pay more attention to the fertilizer’s nutrients and what your plants need.
- Get Rid of Pests.
Pests can wreak havoc on your flowers and kill them. Some of the pests bore into the stems, cut the plants, or scrape the surface of flower parts. Some flowers are more vulnerable because they provide so many places for pests to hide. Therefore you should check for signs of pests such as folded leaves, deformed and discolored leaves, holes in leaves, and the presence of bugs.
Keeping your soil healthy will ensure your flowers have better resistance to any damage incurred by pests. Consequently, removing weeds regularly reduces the places where the pests may hide. There are also many different types of pesticides to combat and control unwanted pests in your flower gardens.
Adding nutrients, getting rid of pests, and using the correct quantity of water on your flowers are the right steps towards a spectacular flower garden. A fabulous flower garden will force you to get out of the house and move your body and stretch to reach for a flower. While at the flowerbed, you will breathe tons of fresh air, which is good for you. Also, you can use it to have fun with your family while gardening. Finally, the flowers will brighten your home, and you will never watch them fade away due to dying.