Creating a Wildflower Garden
Posted April 1, 2011on:
These days, gardens are populated with roses and pansies but nobody thinks about growing a wildflower garden. Growing a wildflower garden is easier because wildflowers are resistant to pests and diseases and they can tolerate harsh weather conditions. Wildflowers can also survive in all types of soil and once they are grown in their required environment they can continue to grow without trimming, weeding and watering. I have made extensive research on growing wildflower garden and want to share some of the tips with you so that you can also grow a wildflower garden in your home. Follow these tips:
- Sow seeds of wildflowers in ground which doesn’t has weeds and grasses. It is necessary for growth of wildflowers that they should not be in competition with these.
- Decide the time when you want to sow seeds. Wildflowers can be planted in spring or fall as they like warm soil. Ideal temperature required for the growth of wildflowers is 68 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. For your further help and assistance, you can also ask your local nursery about it or follow instructions given on seeds packet.
- When it comes to select a suitable location, you should choose a place that receives enough sunlight and possesses well-drained soil. Most of the wildflowers require 5 to 8 hours of sunlight for their proper growth.
- Now after selecting a suitable location, prepare the ground for sowing seeds. Make sure that you have removed all weeds and other vegetation.
- Take wildflower seeds and mix them with fine-grade builder’s sand taking four parts of sand and one part of seeds. Now sow seeds by spreading them in a far-reaching motion. You can do so with your hands and can also use broadcast seeder for this purpose.
- Tap seeds in the ground but keep in mind that if a seed is buried very deep in soil, it will not sprout. Do this task in the best possible way, walk over seedbeds and tap soil with your feet.
- Seeds of wildflowers require water for their germination so water seeds regularly until the plants grow one to two inches tall. After that wildflowers will need water only when they will look withered.
- If you see some weeds growing in your wildflower garden, remove them with your hands before they grow further.
These were some of the most important steps and tips to grow a wildflower garden. Follow these steps and beautify your garden with simple but graceful wildflowers.