How to maintain a perennial garden
As you plant and grow your flower garden, you will add different types of flowers into it. Among these flowers you can add perennial or annual plants and flowers. The flowers you plant will need to give your flower bed some spice and color variations. This can be accomplished with perennial flowers. Perennial flowers are flowers or bulbs that you can plant and they will bloom and return year after year. Keeping maintenance on these flowers is small and will require little pruning. Start your perennial garden today.
As you begin, find the perennial flowers that you will want to add to your flower beds and enjoy throughout the year. Each perennial flower will offer you didn't blooming times during the spring, summer and fall months. Add to your flower beds as the year progresses. A perennial garden will need the same basic nutrients that any garden would need. You will need to add mulching, moisture, fertilization and control the weeds that grow in your flowers beds. At the beginning of spring and late fall, add mulch to your gardens. The nutrients and micro organisms that are included in the mulch will have your soil ready for your perennial flowers.
Depending on the climate that you live in will determine that amount of moisture you will need to give to your perennial garden. On average, a perennial garden would need on inch of water a week. If you live in a drier climate, you will need to add more moisture to keep your perennials green and colorful. Check your perennial garden to make sure your flowers and plants are receiving the proper amount of moisture. The more moisture you give to your perennial garden, the more weeds you will see start to develop. Remove the weeds before they become too big and take over your perennial garden. You can also apply different weed fertilizers that will kill the weeds off. Be sure to purchase a perennial flower and plant safe that will not harm them.
As you fertilize your perennial flower bed, take note that you will not need to apply much fertilizer throughout the year. Fertilize your perennials in the spring. The fertilizer will soak into the soil and will attach to the roots of your perennial flowers. As the season increases, your perennial flowers and plants will also increase. Applying fertilizer to your plants and flowers during the hot months may kill your flower bed. Always apply water after you fertilizer your flower beds.
As your perennial flowers and plants begin to grow, remove the dried or dead flowers that are on the plants. As you remove the dried or dead flowers you will be allowing the flowers and plants to develop new buds and new stems. The new buds will attract the proper insects and your flowers will start to pollinate more. You can also cut down the stems that are located on the flower. Many of the perennial flowers you have will grow new stems and have new flower buds after a couple weeks. Doing this process will leave your perennial garden looking fresh and crisp each week.
The more alive your perennial garden is, the more your perennial garden will flourish and come to life. Take care of the plants and flowers you have planted by making sure they get the proper amount of moisture, fertilizer and care. The fewer amount of weeds that are located in your perennial garden, the better your flowers and plants will do. Increase your perennial flowers by keeping them cut back and ready to bud with new stems and new flowers.