Planting flowers in your garden will add to your yard’s beauty and your home’s curb appeal.
Learn how to plant a flower garden for beginners.
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Planting Flowers Step-by-Step
What month is best to plant flowers? I use the Farmer’s Almanac to determine the best time to plant (after the last frost date), so I will know when to plant.
You might enjoy using a DIY obelisk for supporting tall flowers such as sunflowers.
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Supplies for Flower Planting
- Garden wagon or wheelbarrow
- Garden hose
- Spray nozzle
- Potting mix
- Sun hat
- Garden gloves
- Bug spray
1. Prepare Your Garden Beds
Before you begin planting, you can prepare your garden. I will do this a month or so before the last threat of frost.
I remove leaves and weeds and turn the soil with a shovel to prepare. Next, I add some compost, perlite, or vermiculite for my in-ground beds and mix it into the ground.
However, when I fill raised beds for the first time, I start with a raised bed, perlite, and compost.
2. Choose Your Plants/Flowers
Before deciding which flowers to purchase or seeds to plant, I check the amount of sun and shade my garden bed receives.
When visiting your local garden center be sure to ask about the type of plants that are easy to grow.
Then I check the growing label on the p0ts and seed packs for sun exposure guidelines.
My rule of thumb is the right place for the right plant!
Look for healthy flower plants that are not too large.
Note: I live in Florida and our growing season is long and hot so I like to use perennial flowers that grow year after year.
Then for added color, I incorporate some annual flowers.
3. Remove Plants from Pots and Break Apart Roots
Remove the plants from their pot by holding the base of the plant and sliding it out.
Then, use your hands or a trowel to break apart the roots.
Dig a hole with a trowel and plant at the recommended depth per the care instruction tag.
Next, I firm the soil around the new plantings with my hands.
4. Planting Flower Seeds
I like to use a dibbler to make a small hole to plant flower seeds. Before making the hole, I check the seed packet for planting instructions.
5. Water Plants/Seeds
As soon I have my plants and seeds planted, I gently water them. After that, I water daily for one to two weeks depending on the weather.
6. Mulch Garden
If you don’t plant seeds, you can immediately spread mulch around your new plantings. However, you will need to wait until the seedlings emerge to mulch if you planted seeds.
Note: Keep your flower plant care tags for your garden journal. I like to keep notes about what grows well and what did not so I can improve my garden every year.
Growing flowers can be very fulfilling and good exercise.
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