How To Care for Annuals

Annuals are really attractive and are the favorite of many a person with a green thumb. Your annuals garden can be a boon or a bane in your life. But it can be something that can serve as feather to your crown if you know how to handle it well. Here are the steps in helping you care properly for your annuals:

  1. Planting essentials. In planting, you don't just immediately place the seeds from the package. You need to detangle some stray elements off the roots and then place them with ample spaces apart from each other. Symmetry in your planting spaces will help give more appeal to your annuals. Contrary to popular belief, it is not just sufficient to find an attractive annual variety. You also need to plant them with some form of organized arrangement or array. Location is also essential for planting. Plant the perfumed varieties by the window of your home to have a sweet air freshener from your garden. |
  2. Watering. Deep watering ensures that you will not be able to miss out on soaking your annual roots with the water that it badly needs for growth. Up to two to three inches of your finger when submerged on the soil must be moist enough to ensure that you have provided enough water for your soil and your plant. You might want to invest in a good sprinkler so that you can really regularly and frequently water your annuals in the depth of moisture that it needs. You can also choose to mulch your annuals so that it will always have the right moisture in it.
  3. Fertilizers. Organic fertilizers are the best way to go when it comes to providing fertilizers for your annuals. Composting can lead to your advantage so that you will have a steady stream of nutrients coming into your soil. You might want to have ample space in your garden for your compost pit so that you will have less need for artificial plant vitamins.
  4. Cleaning. Maintain cleanliness in your operations. Observe the shoots and remove excess buds that eat up the nutrients and lessen the focus of your annual to grow a single and robust plant. Eliminate the side buds as you observe them so hat you will not have to worry about its effect on the overall appearance of your annuals in the garden.
  5. Pesticides. Pesticides are part and parcel of an annual’s life. Eliminate pests by placing insecticides in your planting area. Just make sure that you do not overdo these and allow the annuals to grow as naturally as possible without chemical interventions. You can try to weed out manually but in a case of severe infestation, this is not really practical for you physically.
  6. Increase. Stem cuttings and self-grown techniques are the most popular way of propagating annuals in your garden. You also need to be quite futuristic when it comes to your annuals, thinking in advance how they will fare during winter and other seasons of the year.


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