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Tips and Advice for Planting Flower Bulbs

Before getting started with the planting, you should make a plan or a schedule for flower gardening. The perfect schedule includes all the important dates, such as the dates for buying the bulbs and the seeds, the preferred dates for sowing starting plants indoors and for transplanting outdoors, the days for watering and garden spraying, and yet that’s only a hint of what to include in the your timetable.

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  • Step 1

    A great advice is to keep in mind the local environmental conditions. This means that you should check out the sloping of the terrain in your garden in advance and pick the best places for planting lilies, for example. Other flowers may prefer flat terrains or the warmer corners in proximity to the south wall. Another important advice is to check out the weather forecast for your climate zone for the entire season. It will be a long summer for growing flowers and perhaps they will not be the main plants in your garden. Yet they require some specific care and it’s not recommended just to plant the bulbs and expect good results. Highlight the days with the expected heavy rain falls in your schedule, the coldest expected days, the first and last frosts, etc.
  • Step 2

    Then, you will need to know exactly which flowers you will plant in which exact area of your garden. Make a plan with the garden layout or hire a professional landscape gardener to help with professional advice for your particular flower garden. The experienced gardeners will help you select the best option for planting flower bulbs in order to get the best results to meet your expectations. This is a very essential step in the preparation for planting flowers, because you may want to create different small areas in your garden, each with just one colour with the same type of flowers. Or else, you may want multi-colored natural borders along the walkways. Or else, a 3D flower garden is always something to consider, because it will contain high-growing flowers behind the low-growing ones.
  • Step 3

    Last but not least, always choose good quality bulbs rather than the cheapest ones when you are planting flowers. Good quality bulbs provide great growing rates and healthier plants, which is very important for the smell and colour of the flowers. Yet that’s the only most important benefit of these beautiful plants.
  • Step 4

    When planting your flower bulbs, consider a few other useful tips too: - Plant flowers in areas that see only a partial shade or areas that are in full sunlight all day long. Most flowers prefer a lot of sunlight and the higher temperature is essential for the greater spread of the flower fragrances. - Combine flowers with ferns in one area. This will provide the required shade for the bases of the flowers, while in the meantime it will add some green colour to the already multi-colored flower beds. - Plant flowers that mature differently, which means that they will bloom at different times. What better way to enjoy a flower garden with constantly changing colours and smells?! - Pick the right blooming moment for the early flowers. Then, you can easily choose the late flowers that will bloom in the autumn. - Make rows over the soil, like grooves, so as to make watering easier. On the other hand, that will make the layout of the flower areas more visually pleasing. - When planting the bulbs, think about any possible way to facilitate your flower garden maintenance, i.e. plant with a greater distance between the bulbs so as to facilitate weed control; plant in smaller areas to facilitate garden spraying, etc.

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