Best Prep for Flower Blossoms
Whether you’re a new gardener or a seasoned expert, you’re probably always looking for ways to get better, brighter blossoms from your favorite flowers. Fortunately, getting your plants to produce more flowers is easier than you may think. Follow these 5 tips for better blossoms and your house will soon be the envy of the neighborhood.
1) Focus on the soil. The soil in your flower garden affects output more than any other factor. Make sure your soil is loose, drains well and is packed with nutrients to ensure healthy plants and plenty of blossoms throughout the growing season.
2) Fertilize the plants. Plants need to eat, and it’s easy for soil to become depleted of vital nutrients after years of use. Replace those nutrients by fertilizing your plants and you’ll soon see an abundance of blossoms. Plant fertilizer comes in a variety of formulas including organic and eco-friendly blends.
3) Keep moisture in. Gardeners add colored mulch to their flower beds for 2 reasons: aesthetics and moisture control. Mulch adds color and creates a level surface while also protecting the base of the flowers and helping to retain moisture. Mulch decomposes and loses its color with each passing year, so you may need to add more periodically.
4) Keep pests under control. Whether you’re growing prize-winning roses or a flowering shrub, pests can quickly eat blossoms and prevent your favorite flowers from blooming. Periodically check your plants for pests, looking under leaves, on stems and in flowers. If you see anything that shouldn’t be there, identify the pest and swiftly treat the plant with the pesticide of your choice or use a natural remedy.
5) Call in a professional. When in doubt, it’s always best to let the pros handle it. From pests to fertilizer and everything in between, professional landscape technicians can deliver the right treatments at the right times to maximize your flower garden’s potential.
For those living in the Denver, Colorado metropolitan areas, FitTurf can assess weaknesses, create a plan of action and deliver the right treatments to get your yard and garden in top condition.