Waiting for something to grow can challenge your patience. That’s especially true if you’ve just planted a new flower bed or brought home new plants to beautify your home or outdoor living area. The individual growth habits of plants, trees, shrubs and flowers differ by species. However, you can help the process along by providing proper care.
Before you add flowers to your landscape, you should determine the growing conditions in your yard. Observe the amount of sunshine and shade the flower bed will receive. Check the drainage of the area where you want to plant flowers. You might want to consult with your local garden center to determine the type of soil conditions certain flowers need so that you can give them the best start when you plant them. Properly watering and fertilizing your flowers will encourage growth.
You’ll need lots of patience when you plant trees in your yard. Do your research and select varieties that thrive in your area. Keep in mind the projected height and width a tree be when it reaches maturity. Carefully select the placement of the tree. In the future, it could impact your view and your existing landscape elements. Trimming a tree can accelerate growth. Removing diseased portions of a tree can also help it thrive again. If you have a well-established tree in your yard that isn’t thriving, you may want to have an expert, like those at Pete & Ron’s Tree Service, Inc., come out and check it.
Potted plants can enhance the beauty of your home. Many varieties of plants can improve air quality in your home. One benefit to potted plants is they can be moved from one location to another to expedite their growth. If they don’t seem to be growing, moving them to a sunnier location might be all that’s needed to jumpstart their growth. Plants that are root bound cease growing. You can encourage them to grow again by repotting them in a larger container. Good quality potting soil, proper watering and fertilizing will encourage potted plants to grow more prolifically.
Being observant to the flowers and plants you have in your landscape and in your home can help them grow faster. Quick observation of a pest problem means you can quickly take steps to eliminate the pest before a lot of damage is done to a plant or tree. Relocating stalemate plants in your home or outdoor living area can spur new growth.