Sunflowers are very easy to care for and grow. They will thrive in the southern states in the spring and flourish all year-round in the north. Sunflowers are in high demand and can be found in a multitude of different color varieties as well as shapes and sizes. A large amount of sunflowers will make your flower bed a beautiful sight! Sunflowers are best planted in the late spring or early summer.
When planning your flower garden, you should place them so that they face south when they are in bloom. They will look nice and vibrant when they are all blooming; however, they will also become tired after a while. If you want to keep them looking fresh, you will need to water them often and feed them with fertilizer. It is recommended that you water them no less than once a week, unless it is very hot outside.
Be sure to place the sunflowers in a location where they receive plenty of direct sunlight. Most flower gardens have rows of them but if you are planting them in the ground they will need to be placed apart. Placing the sunflowers in a single row will result in them not being able to get as much sunlight as desired. You should place them in a sunny area of your garden away from tall trees and other plants that could shade them.
You will also need to provide plenty of shade for the sunflowers when they bloom. Tall bushes, large trees and sprinklers will all provide shade for the flowers. You can use netting or fencing to cover a flower bed so that no pollen is blown into your flower beds. Netting can be purchased in a variety of colors that will blend nicely with your flower bed.
The size of the flower bed is also important when determining how many sunflowers for each square foot you will need. A three foot by three foot patch is going to require one or two sunflowers per square foot. Four by four feet would require one flower per each four foot block. A larger garden could add more sunflowers depending on how many plants you plan to have. If you have a lot of traffic in a yard, purchasing a raised bed will give you the most sunflowers per plant.
Another thing to consider is the actual flower itself. You will want to select plants that are blooming and full of color. You should avoid selecting plants that have yellow or brown spots. One of the biggest things you can do to ensure you have enough sunflowers for a flower garden is to watch the colors the flowers change. A flower garden has to have bright colors to help it survive.
If you live in an area where the majority of the weather is hot, then buying a flower garden with a cover will make it more appealing to bees and butterflies. Butterflies will lay their eggs on a flower garden and the eggs will provide the food for the insects need to survive. When the flowers come out it provides shelter for the insects as well. Bees and other wildlife will not go near a garden filled with color.
Sunflowers are beautiful and there is nothing that will make a flower garden more appealing than one. A large flower garden is attractive to people walking past or sitting in their car. They also look nice when placed around a home as decoration and when used as a landscape feature.
When planning a flower garden make sure you research the type of sunflowers that would be suitable. This information will help you choose the appropriate plants for the location. You will also need to determine if the area you will place your garden has sufficient drainage or not. Most flower gardens are designed to be placed in a shaded area so if the area does not drain well then the flowers will not grow properly.
Another important factor to consider when planning a flower garden is how many sunflowers you will need. The number of sunflowers required to produce enough flowers for your garden can vary greatly depending on the size of your flower garden. If you have a small garden or are designing a large landscape to include bushes then you may want to consider only planting a few sunflowers per square foot. A flower garden with a higher number of sunflowers per square foot will require more water to maintain and grow properly. Flower gardens are beautiful and should be treated as such but do not forget that they require a certain amount of care so that they will last a long time. If you are new to flower gardening then it is advisable to seek out advice from other more experienced gardeners.
When you are designing a flower garden, you will notice that many designers will include sunflowers display either in the center of the garden or at different points along the perimeter. This can be a great way to give your flower garden a unique design flair. Whatever design you choose, don’t forget that a flower garden has to keep growing so choose plants that will grow fast and don’t have a tendency to die quickly. Happy gardening!