A home flower garden is more than just a way to beautify your surroundings, for many homeowners it is part of their tradition and culture.
There are certain basic needs that any good flower garden is going to need. The first one is a place where the plants can get sunlight. It takes quite a bit of energy to grow a beautiful flower, and all of the energy a plant gets comes directly from the sun. Some flowers need more hours of sunlight than others, but they all need to have a certain amount to grow properly. Most flowering plants take full sun (average of 6 to 8 hours a day throughout the growing season).
The next essential for a healthy flower garden is good soil. There lies your success. You need soil that is not too sticky or sandy, and that has enough organic matter for draining well. It is very similar to growing vegetables. The roots love the organic matter because it is inviting to them. Certain vegetables, like tomatoes or squash are formed out of flowers, so there’s your similarity. You need to learn how to test your pH levels and the fertility of the soil. You can purchase a soil tester for this.
Aside from a good spot to grow them, you also need to be armed with enough knowledge to be able to choose the right plant for the right place. A lot of people select their flowers just on looks, and fail to consider whether or not they’ll be able to give them what they need. You have to be good at understanding what type of site you have for them, how much sun they need and will get, and how to treat your soil. Finding a plant that fits well can be very rewarding, and a beautiful thing to see. Start learning about growing your own flower garden today. It’s half the fun!