4 Tips For Starting A Wildflower Garden

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If you have a large area in your backyard for planting, you can start a wildflower garden. This will include flowers that provide a natural appearance to your yard, with a plethora of colors. They also attract insects and flying creatures that provide an amazing experience every time you walk outside.

Here are some tips for starting a wildflower garden:

Plant in the Spring, but Prepare in the Fall

The best time to plant a wildflower garden is in the spring, which gives them plenty of time to set their seed and become established. That way, they are fully bloomed and grown by the time summer rolls around, letting you enjoy them for about two months before the winter frost hits. While you plant them in spring, you should start preparing the flower beds in the fall. This is because it gives you ample times to control the weeds and you aren't dealing with sprouting annual weeds that tend to come up in the spring. For more help, try looking for a place to buy wildflower seeds in bulk and you might find out more about when is best for you to start planting.

Attract Butterflies and Birds

When choosing the types of flowers to put in your wildflower garden, you can choose them based by what you want to attract. One of the great things about these gardens is that you will have a lot of birds and butterflies around.

If you want to attract butterflies, some flowers to include are cornflower, zinnia, cosmos, yarrow, and black-eyed Susan. To attract hummingbirds, plant nasturtium, garden columbine, and cleome. For insects that fight off weeds and pests, plant bishop's weed, white Dutch clover, and globe candytuft.

Know When to Water

Wildflowers tend to be maintenance-free and do best in a natural landscape. When it comes to watering, one thing you want to keep in mind is that you have the right flowers for the region you live in. If you live somewhere that is hot and dry, you don't want flowers that suck the moisture from other flowers.

Lobelia is a good example of a thirsty wildflower to avoid in these regions. You should only need to water occasionally, unless you don't get much rain in your area. Remember to water deeply for natural irrigation.

Build Walkways

Wildflower gardens and meadows tend to build up quickly and can make it difficult to get to the back rows of the garden. When planting your garden, be sure to build walkways so that you can reach those toward the back for watering and removing weeds and pests. You can do this with brick, stone, pavers, or other materials.

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