Year Guide for Your Flower Garden

 

Flower Gardening is being considered as the most beneficial habit or hobby to pursue. It has in numerous health, environment and social benefits. Flowering plants are different from trees and tend to require more maintenance. Factors such as soil, nutrition, weather and type of plant have to be analysed well before starting to plant your garden. An unsuccessful gardening attempt will cause more problems than benefits. A failed garden might cause feelings of disappointment and resentment looking at it every day.


To avoid such situations, we provide you with a comprehensive guide of things to do in your flower garden and flower plants to sow on a monthly basis. This will help you to understand and plan your flower garden accordingly.

  • January:
  • January is a colder month and planting new flower plants is not advised.
  • Alternatively, you can sow spring flowers seed indoors in vases or pots, so they can be ready to plant in the soil during springs.
  • You can work on creating the flower bed by tilling, adding compost and manure and clearing blocks.
  • For existing flower plants cold might make them wither.
  • If possible you can shift them inside.
  • If not you can sheath using straws, or nets.
  • Construct a green house.
  • Dead branches should be removed.
  • Use mild fertilizers.

 

  • February:
  • The month of February is when normally it starts snowing.
  • Water less.
  • You can plant roses.
  • Introduce slowly your indoor plants to the cooler weather.
  • Keep pruning flower plants to ensure growth.
  • Flowers such as daffodils and primroses might start blooming as the weather gets a little warmer.
  • Keep cleaning built up snow from the branches of the plants to avoid frost.
  • Frost might result of weakening of roots, if plants are found with weak roots they should be put in place again or tightened.
  • Weed tilted flower beds.
  • Continue sowing spring plants in pots and propagators indoors.
  • Start repairing or maintenance works of gardening tools and machineries.

 

  • March:
  • This is the month to fertilize your garden.
  • Dig up top surface layer of your tilted bed and add compost and organic fertilisers to prepare them or spring planting.
  • Lightly fertilise existing plants.
  • Also start introducing small doses of fertilizers to your indoor plants.
  • Install supports for plants that require them.
  • Installing them now will make the plants grow around them, and hide the support from plain view.
  • Planted roses will start showing growth.
  • Fertilise the rose plants to assist their growing process.
  • Control growth of pests and insects that come with warm weather with natural repellents.

 

  • April:
  • Plant gladioli and acidantheras.
  • Clean your garden of any dead leaves, foliage and another residue.
  • This is the month to plant evergreen and coniferous shrubs.
  • If you have planted honeysuckle or clematis now is the time to tie their growing stems to offer support.
  • Start moving indoor plants outdoors.
  • Plant ground covers.
  • Inspect all your plants for insect or pests, early detection will help you get rid of them easily.

 

  • May:
  • Move your indoor plants in shades, let them get used to heat.
  • Do not let them be in direct sunlight, to avoid burning.
  • Propagate chrysanthemums and caladium bulbs.
  • Reduce watering to roses and start more sprinkling to avoid black spots and mildew.
  • Add rain compacted soil around plants to provide aeration.
  • Soak your lawn thoroughly on daily basis to avoid growth of weeds due to lack of moisture.
  • Sow Canterbury, biennials, foxgloves, wallflowers and sweet Williams.

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