How to Start Your Own Flower Garden

Kimberly By Kimberly, 27th Jul 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Tips on starting and maintaining your new flower garden.

How to Start Your Own Flower Garden

I do not have a green thumb, but I was tired of seeing my yard just bland, no color, so one day I went to a neighbor and got a few tips from her (her yard was always so pretty) she started me off just right and now I have two green thumbs. :)

The first thing you need to do is find your spot you want to plant your garden in, a flat ground is a lot easier to work with. I have mine in a corner of my yard where my two fences meet, but you can put it anywhere you would like.

If you are planning to have lots of flowers then you will need to find a sunny spot, a spot that has sun most of the day will work best.

You are going to have to remove all the soil, grass and weeds from your spot, what I found the easiest is I used a shovel to loosen up the ground, first I made an outline to as to where my garden would start and worked my way up to the fence, make sure the ground is good and loose it will be easier to get the weeds and grass out. I then used a metal rake to rake all the loose sod out from the garden area, make sure you get all the weeds out, this will make it easier to maintain in the future.

Next, you should get some fertilizer to cover the ground, this will help your plants thrive, good soil is always important in planting a garden.

So now you have this big hole in your yard, what do you plant? You will have to take into consideration where the garden is, on the growing conditions, the style you want and basically your personal taste of which flowers and plants you love best, make sure you also take in to consideration the amount of time you will be able to spend on your flowers, some flowers need a lot of care and water, as others will thrive without much attention.

I love gardening, once I started I couldn’t stop it has become one of my favorite pastime hobbies and I am so happy with the outcome. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do. Good Luck.


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author avatar Kimberly
I am a mom and a wife, I love gardening, the outdoors, antiques, old historic houses, cemeteries, towns.. I love anything old.. I am fascinated with the 1800's early 1900's but love all history..

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