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With the springtime upon us, we all have the perfect excuse to get out in the sunshine and start planting some new flowers. Whether you’re a keen gardener or a real novice, gardening is both a creative and therapeutic pastime. So now you’re probably wondering what are the best flowers to plant during the spring? To answer that question, these five will get your spring garden off to a colorful start.
1 . Marigolds
Marigolds are both beautiful and super easy to grow. These belong to a group of flowers that repel insects, so you won’t need to worry about using an insecticide. When you are planting your marigold seeds, simply dig about five inches into the soil, and remember to leave enough space between each seed. You can press the seeds down lightly, then give your seeds a generous amount of water.
Sunflowers are absolutely perfect for planting in the springtime; when you plant sunflowers in your garden, you’ll find that it’s bustling with birds and bees before long. Remember to cover your seeds after planting (or else they’ll likely turn into a snack for the birds)! Once you’ve planted, use a small amount of fertilizer to encourage growth. The sunflower seeds should start to germinate in just three weeks or so, with the flowers opening in approximately eight weeks.
Daffodils are the perfect flower to plant in the spring; they need well-drained soil and a sunny spot to grow. When you are planting daffodils, it’s best to avoid planting them close to walls that face the south. You should also avoid areas with full shade. To figure out how deep to plant your daffodils, calculate twice their depth, and use this number. You can choose to plant them in your borders or beds. If you prefer, use a planter or a pot, but just remember to provide them with proper drainage. It can be helpful to put stones in the bottom of the pot to improve air circulation and drainage.
To create a beautiful spring garden, Hyacinths are just what you want. These flowers have a strong fragrance and grow in a range of colors, from bright pinks to light blues. When you are planting your hyacinths, leave approximately 3 inches between each bulb. You can plant the bulbs at around 5 inches deep into the soil. These flowers need lots of sunlight and well-drained soil. Remember to protect your hands with gloves (hyacinths contain an acid that can irritate the skin). Once you’ve planted these lovely flowers, you won’t want pests getting the better of them. To keep pests away, try a chrysanthemum powder.
With all these gorgeous spring flowers, your garden will be looking fantastic in no time. While you’re at it, why not buy yourself some garden furniture and accessories to complete your garden revamp? National Outdoor Furniture offer some lovely products at some real nice prices. This year, it’s all about colorful garden furniture to make your garden stand out. Treat yourself to some matching accessories for an extra special touch, whether lanterns, bunting or a few stone ornaments.