How to Grow and Enjoy Summer Flowers

Enjoy summer flowers every year by taking care of them the right way. It’s easier than you think if you get organized. A fantastic summer garden is not too difficult if you prepare thoroughly and maintain it well.

The great thing about gardens is that you can have them anywhere. But you need to get creative about it. Even if you don’t have any space, putting flowers in pots will give you beautiful displays of colors in your yard.

Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your summer flowers and garden.

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Flowers prosper in the summer sun. Photo by Designecologist on

1. Plant Many Flowers

If you have ever been to a public garden or garden show, you will notice one thing. The professional gardens typically have hundreds of flowers that all complement each other. So wide varieties with different colors make for something spectacular.

You don’t have to stick with one color or type of flower. If you want wildflowers, plant them on the border around your grass, and you’ll have a beautiful display of colors throughout the long summer months.

Always be aware of the conditions your plants prefer before they are put in the garden. For example, there is no point in putting plants that need full sunlight in the back of the garden in the shade.

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Different colors and varieties make a garden. Credit: Country Life

You can opt for a particular theme in your garden, for example, only planting perennials. This can add to the appearance and make the garden seem much more cohesive.

2. Prepare Your Soil For The Flowers

Preparing your soil for flowers is equally important as considering the amount of sunlight in certain areas. Different flowers like different soil, but generally, the more fertile, moist, and well-drained your soil is, the better your flowers will bloom.

Always try to clear your garden bed from weeds and other pests that will be detrimental to your summer garden.

A great way of inhibiting weeds growth is to use mulch. Mulch is a layer of material applied to the surface of the soil. It can be organic or inorganic. Both have different purposes and uses.

Organic mulches, like chopped wood, maple bark, and wood chip, help hold water longer. This, in turn, preserves moisture in your yard for more extended periods.

Not only do mulches keep the soil moist, but they also limit the amount of sunshine to the soil underneath. The limited sunlight prevents weeds from developing and ruining the flower bed.

Mulches are a secret weapon in a gardener’s arsenal. Your plants will grow stronger and faster due to this simple mix.

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Preparing your soil is critical. Photo by Lisa Fotios on

Furthermore, organic mixtures like compost and liquid fertilizers can be used to amend soil quality quickly. Organic compost works exceptionally well if the plants have shallow roots.

3. Choose The Right Flowers For The Right Area

Preparation is critical for a summer garden and blooming summer flowers. For plants to stand out, you need to know their ideal conditions. Soil drainage, shade, sunlight, soil composition, and soil pH are just a few factors you need to consider.

For example, let’s take a look at tulips. Tulips have the “wow” factor and can make your garden more memorable. But tulips require a lot of sunlight and won’t do well in dark shady areas.

If tulips are the centerpiece of your garden, then put them in areas of good sunlight. Ensure that other flowers or shrubs won’t grow over the tulips and leave them in the shade.

Other plants that love the sunshine are marigolds, geraniums, petunias, and begonias.

The bottom line is to prioritize those flowers you want to do well this summer.

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Tulips are a stand-out plant. Photo by Pixabay on

4. Use The Right Fertilizer

While this is not essential, it can make the difference between a lovely garden and a jaw-dropping one. Providing your perennials with constant nourishment will cause them to grow like never before.

In those hot summer months, it won’t take long for your flowers to wilt from lack of water and nutrients. However, by keeping your soil fertile and moist, your plants will focus their energy on creating beautiful flowers rather than going to seed.

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Use fertilizer for the best results. Credit: Better Homes and Gardens

Spread the fertilizer around the plants, or for liquid fertilizers, add to a watering can. For optimal results during the summer season, try to use the fertilizer every two weeks.

5. Make Sure To Water Consistently

The key word here is consistent! A standard error is that people will give too much water to their flowers in the summer. They do this in the hope that they can leave watering them for a while.

All that happens here is that the plants have standing water around them, which can lead to pests, rot, and mold.

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Water your plants consistently. Photo by Karolina Grabowska on

Watering little and often (every day on the hot days) ensures consistent growth in your garden and makes sure that they bloom all summer.

If the daily watering is unmanageable, try adding mulch to the soil to keep as much moisture as possible.

6. Deadhead

A great tip that will ensure your flowers bloom all summer is to keep deadheading them. Deadheading is the process of removing any dead, damaged or diseased flowers from the plant.

This is not just a cosmetic fix to making your flowers look great. The process of deadheading makes sure that the plant doesn’t run to seed. Running to seed is the process where, just before flowers die, the plant converts them into seeds, allowing them to spread.

This process takes up a tremendous amount of energy from the plant and drains it of its nutrients and resources. To circumvent this process, simply remove the old flower. Now, the plant can focus its energy on creating beautiful blooms throughout the summer.

Closing Thoughts On How To Enjoy Summer Flowers

By following these simple tips and tricks, you can enjoy summer flowers throughout the season. All your efforts will be worth it as there is nothing quite as good as relaxing around summer flowers on a warm evening.

What do you think of this summer flowers article? Do you have any other tips? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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