If you have a large flower garden, you know how costly flowers can be as well as the water it takes to help them grow. Fortunately, there are ways you can save money but still have beautiful flowers all spring and summer long. Below are four tips to help you get started.
Instead of going to your local nursery to buy your flowers, purchase them wholesale online. You can find a much wider variety of flowers for your garden, and buying them wholesale makes them less expensive. This can also save you a lot of time as you can plan the flowers you want and then go online to buy them instead of wandering around a store.
Wholesale websites have a search function so you can easily find the flowers you want to purchase. Many of these sites also have information on how to care for the flowers, such as how much water and sun they need, which can be very helpful.
Buy Native Flowers
You have probably looked online at the many flowers you can choose from. When choosing, however, you need to choose flowers that grow well in your hardiness zone. For this reason, look at only native flowers. Your local garden center can give you a list of the flowers that grow well in your area or you can do some research online. This will give the flowers a much better chance of growing well for you.
Perennials are flowers that come back on their own each year. This means you only have to purchase them one time instead of buying new flowers each year. If you want to have something different, you can purchase some annuals to go along with your perennials. Annual flowers have to be replanted each year but they are generally inexpensive. Annuals like petunias, Vincas, marigolds, and begonias would provide a lot of color to your garden.
Buy Drought-Resistant Perennials
It can cost a lot of money to keep flowers watered each year, especially if there is a drought or the temperature where you live get very high in the summer months. You can save a lot of money if you choose flowers that are resistant to drought because they require less water. There are many perennials flowers you can choose from:
- Black eyed Susans
Read information about each of these Perennials to determine exactly how much water they require.
If you need help, hire a professional, such as those found at Kauai Nursery & Landscaping Inc, to help you.