Some plants are delicate and sensitive to changes. Some even wilt and die in a short period of time under harsh conditions. If you want a good outcome of growing and propagating your garden, you need to do more than just watering and weeding. You have to consider all phases of gardening if you want to enhance the flowering of your plants.
Plants spend all their energy towards the reproductive phase of the flowering stage of a plant. When you want to create lush and blooming flower beds in your garden, create a sustainable environment for your plant during the growing season.
Consider doing other things to help your plant grow like cutting wilted flowers. Provide it with good quality soil and fertiliser. Well, that’s the basic things you must do. However, let’s get into the details to ensure that your favourite plants will be optimally healthy.
How can I improve flowering in plants?
Flowering exerts a lot of energy from your plant. If you want to encourage your plants to flower, make use of the following guide to maintain an abundant garden all throughout the growing season and improve the value of your property and vibrance to your entire home.
Use rich soil
Your garden soil loses its nutrients and fertility with time. In order to sustain its growth, replace your soil. Add light and manure-rich soil or compost provide plenty of nutrients to your plants. You can opt for an organic soil that promotes bacterial activity which enhances soil fertility. Supplement compost or manure gradually for your next planting activity.
Deadheading or remove spent flowers
Wilted and spent flowers should be removed from time to time to promote better flowering. Removing wilted flowers prevents the plant from seeding, wasting energy and sap. Spent flowers also attract pests and insects. Cutting wilted flower diverts your plants’ energy so other flowers can receive more nutrients.
Fertilise your plants
Feed your plant regularly with fertiliser during its growing season. If you start to notice the signs of low soil fertility, replace it with a water-soluble fertiliser. Some fertilisers can scorch your plants. To avoid this from happening, look for fertilisers who are drought-resistant and rich in nutrients.
Sunlight is essential
As we all know, sunlight has always been the source of the plants’ energy. It is a prerequisite for many plants that come to flower. Determine the right amount of light your plants’ need. If your plant can’t survive long hours under the heat of the sun, place a barrier to control or block the light. Shade-loving plants tend to reduce their flowering when they are too exposed under the sun.
Take care of the roots
Your plant absorbs nutrients and water through the roots. If you want abundant blooms and healthy plant, nurse the roots of your plant. Be careful around your plant when you dig the soil. Cutting or damaging your roots is likely damaging your plant and it will take a while to recover or it may die. You want to avoid the latter.
Mulch your plants
Mulching helps your soil retain moisture better. It is recommended in places with water scarcity. Aside from its moisture retention benefits, it controls weeds and regulates the soil’s temperature. And in order not to spoil the beauty of your plants, the recommended mulches are leaves, wood chips, grass and polythene papers
Depending on the season, you need to know when to water your plants. During the summer season, plants lose a lot of water so you need to water your flowers at least once a day. Other seasons are wet and cool, you can moderately water them twice in a week.
To better enhance the flowering stage of your plants, know what type of species of flowers you have and how much water does it need. Do not exceed more than its water requirement or less than it needs since it can cause fungal disease to your plants. Employ moderate watering and the safe watering method by watering directly to the soil.
How to maintain your garden?
Trees Down Under will provide you with the best and highly-qualified gardeners and arborists to preserve the aesthetics of your residential landscape. Our goal is to provide you with the best garden services to enhance the flowering of your plants and maintain a manicured appearance to your entire property.
We offer affordable residential garden services suitable for your resources. Call us today at 0475 463 597 and discuss with us on how to improve and sustain a blooming garden.