Is your yard ready for spring planting? Here are the basics you should know to keep your property looking beautiful all spring long.
Spring Cleaning and Planning
Before you plant you must plan. Clean out your flower beds and plant containers and gather your gloves and tools. Check your hose to make sure it’s not in need of replacement, as new plants need to be watered after planting. After that, you can decide what plants you will want and where you will need to put them. Some require full sun, partial sun, or full shade. You can also plant certain flowers to attract beneficial creatures to your area.
Annual plants only bloom on time. They start as seeds in the spring then grow into flowering plants. Most last from spring until the first frost, when they die.
- Plant annuals among perennials as cutting flowers for bouquets and arrangements.
- Great for planting in pots and porch or window boxes.
- Popular annuals include zinnias, snapdragons, petunias, and marigolds.
Perennials bloom year after year and usually stay for a couple of months. With careful planning, you can have blooms from spring well into the fall.
- Full sun perennials need at least six hours of direct sun.
- Some perennials require shade — make sure to check how much shade they need and plant accordingly.
- Perennials prefer special soil with a couple of inches of compost added to the soil.
- Fully established perennials can take a couple of years, so don’t be bummed if they don’t come up or aren’t the fullest the first year.
- Popular perennials include tulips, daisies, peonies, roses, and chrysanthemums.
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