• Do These 3 Things to Prevent Your Flowers from Dying

    October 1, 2022
  • The upkeep of a garden can be tough, so don’t give yourself a hard time if you have a couple of flowers die. Unfortunately, even the most experienced gardeners can make mistakes and have plants die. However, it is a learning process with many lessons regarding maintaining a healthy garden! Giving your garden too much attention is one of the most common mistakes a new gardener makes. You may be excited about all of your new plants and what they may produce, and in turn, give them more attention than they require. But unfortunately, this often results in overwatering and over-fertilizing. If you want a thriving landscape, contact Custom Taylor’d Lawn & Landscape to get a free quote on services such as landscape design, installation, clean-up, and much more!

    Water Your Flowers Regularly

    Every flower has particular needs, such as sun exposure, watering, and fertilization. Before deciding where to plant each of your new flowers, take the time to find out what their sun and watering needs are.

    Make sure to get soil that retains water based on the types of flowers you have. Some plants have very different needs than others. Succulents, for example, need soil that drains well and does not keep their roots wet for an extended period of time. Other plants (perhaps tropical) prefer their roots to be damp and need soil that will retain water for a long time.

    It would help if you also researched how often each plant should be watered. While some plants like to be watered multiple times a week, others only need watering once a month! Not watering enough can cause your plants to dry out and wilt, while over watering can produce root rot and drown your plants. Many plants will give you signs if they are over or under-watered. So, make sure to watch for the tell-tale signs!

    New flowers can get very stressed when transplanted, so to make their transition comfortable, make sure you water them daily for the first week. This will ensure they can sustain growth and be secured in their new home. However, be sure you are not making the soil too wet; using a spray bottle or mister can ensure the right balance.

    Add (or Stop Adding) Nutrients

    Nutrition is an integral part of keeping your flowers alive and healthy. If they don’t have enough nutrients, it can ultimately stunt their growth. Fertilizers and minerals are crucial in boosting the health and development of your flowers. However, while plant food is a vital necessity, too much can be harmful.

    Research your new flower’s nutrient requirements at each stage in its life and feed them accordingly. You may not even have to worry about this if you plant your flowers in good rich soil that already contains the nutrients required. If your flowers turn brown or stop growing, they may need nutrients. Be careful, though! Underfeeding slowly kills your flowers, and overfeeding may kill them even sooner.

    Get Rid of Pests Around Your Flowers

    Bugs and pests can be real menaces to your flowers and kill them quickly by borrowing into the stems or eating away at the leaves. To prevent your flowers from being eaten, you should check them often to ensure there is no surplus of bugs crawling on them. The plants may even show signs of distress, such as folded and discolored leaves, holes, and wilted flowers.

    Healthy soil will keep your plants strong and give them a better chance of surviving unwanted pests. Also, removing weeds will keep bugs from hiding places in your garden. Finally, if all else fails, there are many great pesticides to control and keep unwelcome pests away.

    Call Your Local Landscaping Professionals

    Taking care of flowers and your landscape can be a big task that may be too much sometimes. However, if you want a landscape that looks great and is healthy all year long, call Custom Taylor’d Lawn & Landscape at 217.306.4215 to get the landscape of your dreams! We provide many desired services, such as seeding, pruning/trimming, tilling, landscape design/installation, gardening, and more!