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How to Start a Flower Garden

Have you ever wanted your very own beautiful flower garden? You could gain knowledge of starting a garden in a few steps! Read now !

If you are looking to improve the look of your home, the use of flowers is one way. The best part about flowers is that you can have them in the right color and design as you would like. With many options when it comes to flowers, it should be easy to beautify your home.

To plant the flowers, you will have to set up flower gardens. This way, you will be able to easily maintain the flowers and keep them looking good. That is what we are going to look at today; how to start a flower garden.

By following the steps below, you should be able to come up with a beautiful flower garden.

Steps for Setting up an Flower Garden

Lighting Condition
Look at the Lighting Condition

We all know how light is important when it comes to the growth of any plant. The same goes for flowers too. You will need to place the garden in a location that gets at least 6 hours of sunlight. The area should also be partially shaded at some point of the day so that the flowers do not dry up.

As much as the location is important, you still have to consider its noticeability. You would not want to put so much effort in setting up a flower garden and it does not get recognized. If the garden is in an area where you can see it daily, then it would be great.

Till the Soil
Clear the Area and Till the Soil

What follows is to clear the area so that you can make it ready for planting. This involves cleaning the grass and a bit of tilling of the area.

It is not a hard job and it can be done in one session. Removing the other types of vegetation makes it easy for your flowers to grow better without being suffocated by weeds.

Improve the soil
Improve the Soil

Sometimes you might find that the soil is not up to standard for planting the flowers. As a result, you would then want to improve the soil to make it more fertile. Some of the easiest ways to enrich the soil include adding compost, shredded leaves, peat moss, and old manure. At this stage, you are advised to use mostly organic material.

With the soil improved, it is now time to create beds if you have to. Raised beds are recommended for the difficult soil. If you have an area with clay soil, sandy or rocky soil also, then you need to get additional pot soil to setup your garden.

Pick the Preferred Flowers
Pick the Preferred Flowers

This is another crucial stage as you get to pick the best flowers for your garden. You have to consider how much sunlight does such type of flowers need among other requirements. Any store selling the seeds of these flowers will have a list of requirements for the specific plants. This way you can know what to choose for your area and still keep the flowers looking great. 

You will have the option of buying seeds or seedlings from the garden store or nursery. If you opt for seedlings, then choose those with lots of leaf growth. Also, they should not have signs of pests and diseases. 

If it is the seeds, go for those that have a reputation of growing better even in some harsh conditions. No need to get flower seeds that would result in too much when it comes to maintenance.

Some of the common options you would have for flowers as a beginner include;

  • Marigolds
  •  Pansies
  • Alyssum
  • Geranium
  • Petunias

The best part about those mentioned above is that they do not need a lot of maintenance. If you do not mind a bit of maintenance, but still simple enough, then the following will be good for you.

  • Sedum
  • Daisies 
  • Daylilies
  • Echinacea 
  • Gaillardia

You can do more research to understand more types of flowers that would be great for your soil type.

Plant the Seeds
Plant the Seeds

To get your seeds started, you need to plant the seeds in a cell flat first before transferring to the garden. A nice cell flat should be able to hold a lot more seed so that you never have to worry about their roots intertwining. You can still use individual containers or even cardboards to create an area to first grow your seeds.

Make sure to use the seed-starting mixtures for this part. This is because they come with a good soil type that also drains well. Also, this soil will not have any weed seeds that might choke your new flower seedlings.


Once your seedlings are ready for transplanting, add a bit of time-release fertilizer first. Check the flower seed packaging to learn just how much you are supposed to add.

It is recommended that you plant these flower plants after the last frost. If you do it earlier, you are likely to lose these flower plants.

Use the right depth and width holes in the soil while transplanting. Still, the package would have all the information you need for that specific type of flower for proper transplanting. The same thing goes for the amount of spacing between the flowers and rows.


Watering is definitely important. You should never allow your seedlings to dry out. This means you would have to water daily. Also, keep in mind that transplants will always need more watering as compared to those that were not transplanted.

You have to consider the humidity, soil, and rainfall when watering these plants. It is expected that clay soil would take more time to drain as compared to sandy soil so the frequency of watering is not the same.

It always feels good whenever you walk outside your house and see a beautiful flower garden. On overall, the process of setting up one is just like any other garden. Only that this time you have the option of choosing the best flowers that can brighten your home. You can always take the time to check out the different flower options so that when you make up your mind they are the best.

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