Hobby gardening is an honorable and quite wide-spread pursuit. Many people in the United States enjoy their fair share of gardening, and why wouldn’t they, since they have such beautiful yards to work with? But a gardener’s true pride and joy consists of the flowers in one’s garden. Catching the eye of people gardening initiates and non-initiates alike, the flowers displayed in a yard beautify it and are often what visitors remember most. But how can you make sure you choose the best options for a thriving flower garden? Here are a few tips to get started.
The Nashville area (along with Brentwood or Green Hills or any of the surroundings) is sometimes viewed as a trendsetter for beautiful flower gardens. To rise up to that high bar, be careful, first and foremost, to pick the right plants when you buy them. Amateurs and beginners tend to go for the plants that already have many flowers, but an experienced gardener will stay away from them, going for the short and stocky plants instead. That’s because a flowery plant in a store is most probably a plant which already reached its peak or has even left it behind for a while now. When you put that plant in your yard, it will wither or stop flowering way too soon for you to feel like you made a good investment in it. If instead you choose a plant that hasn’t flowered yet, you will enjoy its full bloom once it’s already planted in your yard. Aside from this general rule of thumb, your lawn service provider can offer specific counseling on the pros and cons of each flower species, and since things tend to get more complicated, good counseling is essential.
Another thing to consider when shopping for plants is their health. Make sure you only choose flowers which are disease-free (which means, first of all, that they don’t look unhealthy or too feeble). If they’re already in an unhealthy or sickly state, you will invest a lot of time to nurse them back into good health once in your garden, and success isn’t even guaranteed. You may be able to do it in some cases, but the time (and products) invested into it might really not be worth it. Also stay away from plants which exhibit leaves eaten by small bugs or that look wilted. Be careful though: some plants don’t display visible signs of disease, which means that they’ll appear healthy enough to make you buy them, only to inexplicably wither and die shortly after. To make sure you don’t fall for appearances, just let the experts help you choose: enlist your lawn service provider in coming up with the best options when it comes to flower shopping.
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