Your garden in bloom throughout the seasons
A step-by-step guide and tips for growing autumn/winter flowers
When summer is over, the scenery changes and gets ready for transitions. With the new season, the lower temperatures invite nature to change and many plants bring their cycle to an end (summer plants), making way for other species that adapt better to these weather conditions (autumn/winter plants).
If you love spending time outdoors, making most of the day among plants and flowers, how about checking out some growing tips to add even more flowers to your garden? This is an opportunity to renew your garden and bring more color to the coldest days!
A wide range of flowers can be grown at this time of the year, such as pansies, dandelions, marigolds and ornamental cabbage, amongst others. Choose your favorites and get to work!
The first tip we have is about the weather; when it's colder, it has an influence on the soil, which does not need as much watering as in the summer. Use soil with good drainage and only water when it's really dry, avoiding excess water build-up, which can result in too much moisture and the growth of mildew and bugs.
Without a doubt, direction of the sun is one of the most important factors for plant growth. Some need warmth and light, others need to be in the shade. Therefore, in the case of autumn / winter flowers, place the flower beds facing where they will get better sun exposure.
Always turn over the soil without forgetting about the fertilizer! You can tend to the soil once a month with some compost, which lasts longer and helps raise the soil temperature, protecting the roots from the cold.
Clearing the flower beds is essential! Always pay attention to removing soil plugs, gravel, branches and roots to smooth the terrain and reduce the risk of bugs and disease.
Finally, plant your chosen flowers and start a new season with a renewed garden.
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