Landworks Lawn Care Company Tips For Planting Seasonal Flowers
Landworks Lawn Care Company is your expert for seasonal flowers. From planning to planting and maintenance, we can guide and assist you in creating spectacular displays that will be the envy of the neighborhood.
Planning Your Flower Garden
There are several factors a lawn care company will consider in designing flower beds:
- Color: Choose flowers that color coordinate with each other and your home. Using both pale and vibrant colors creates interest and movement. Using several plants that all flower at different times ensures color all season.
- Size and Texture: Add dimension by contrasting heights and plant shapes. Plant front to back small to large.
- Sun or Shade: Determine where on the spectrum of full sun (six to eight hours a day) to dense shade (practically no sun) each area of your garden is, and plant accordingly.
Annuals, Perennials, and Biennials
Whether an annual is planted from a seed or purchased as a transplant, it will sprout, flower, seed, and then die, all in the same year. Biennials have a life cycle spanning two years. During year one, the plant germinates and grows. The second year it flowers, produces seeds, and dies.
Flowers that live for three or more growing seasons are called perennials. Perennials can be planted from bulbs or seeds. Bulbs often need to be planted in the fall to produce spring-blooming plants. Perennials are more low maintenance flowers and will save money on watering – most are drought resistant.
Planting Your Flowers
Whether planting from seed or transplants, a lawn care company knows that proper planting is critical. Prepare flower beds by digging at least 6 inches into the soil. Ensure good drainage by working in plenty of peat moss or compost. If you are planting from seed, you must thin the seedlings to give them room to grow. Determine which areas of your garden may receive more or less water or light and plant accordingly.
Flowers should be fertilized regularly during the season for best blooms. A lawn care company will typically use a fertilizer suitable for flowering plants every 3-6 weeks.
If rainfall is insufficient, provide 1/2 inch to 1 inch of water per week. New flowers don’t need long periods of watering because the roots are only on the surface.
To keep flowers blooming, remove spent blooms. This is called deadheading. Or you can leave the withered blooms on the plant to harvest seeds for replanting next year.
Landworks Lawn Care Company
Landworks lawn care company specializes in all aspects of landscaping services for commercial and residential properties. Our customized lawn maintenance programs are designed to meet your needs, including seasonal flower displays, mowing, mulching, shrub/tree trimming, and lawn fertilization programs. Landworks offers a free consultation for all our landscaping, irrigation and lawn care services in Johnson County, Kansas and the surrounding Kansas City metro area.
For information about seasonal flower displays, call Landworks Lawn Care Company at (913) 422-9300. To request a quote, click here.