Flower Gardening 101: How to Start a Beautiful Garden?

Flower Gardening 101: How to Start a Beautiful Garden

Posted : July 7, 2021

It’s flower gardening season once again. Planting flowers is an enjoyable and relaxing hobby for people everywhere. 

However, for beginners, gardening can be a challenging task. To help you out, here’s our guide for beginners on how to start a beautiful flower garden.  

Prepare Your Soil

Flowers won’t thrive in just any soil. It’s important to prepare your soil and make sure you’ve got the right type and pH levels before you attempt to plant any seeds. You can do this by testing the soil in your garden with a kit, and purchasing new soil if necessary. 

Plan Your Design

It’s ideal to know what you want your garden to look like before you make a trip to the flower store. Do you want a specific type of flower or color scheme? Do you want flowers of varying heights and shapes, or would you rather keep things uniform? These are all great questions to answer so you have some direction while shopping. If you’re uncertain of what you want or how to achieve a certain look, consider bringing pictures of garden designs you like into your local flower shop so an employee can help you identify flowers from the photo.

Plant Native Species

While it can be tempting to plant beautiful tropical flowers in your own garden, they may not necessarily thrive. By planting flowers and foliage that are native species to your own area, you’re giving your garden a better chance at survival because your plants and flowers will already be properly adapted to the weather and climate conditions. Some of our top picks for flower gardening that are native to Utah include: 

  • Milkweed – Several members of the milkweed family are native to Utah. They typically come in lavender and white colored clumps, and different sub-species of milkweed bloom at varying times from early spring into fall. Milkweed is known to be fragrant, and provide nectar to butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. 
  • Chives – While they’re also delicious in salads and dips, chives make for a beautiful addition to any garden with their round purple blooms. Chives are predisposed to withstand the hot Utah summers, and even flourish into the colder months as well. 
  • Trumpet Vine – Different varieties of trumpet vines thrive in the Utah climate. With their bold colors and beautiful trumpet-shaped blooms these self-clinging vines are sure to make any garden pop. 
  • Cacti – Some varieties of cacti including the Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus and Claret Cup do well in warmer climates like those found in southern Utah. These cacti produce beautiful scarlet flowers that bloom from spring to early summer. 

Let Aeroscape Property Maintenance Help

If you’d like to get into flower gardening but you’re unsure of where to start, call the experts at Aeroscape Property Maintenance. With 15 years in the landscaping industry, we know exactly how to set your flower garden up for success this summer. Contact us today to get your free quote, we proudly serve Salt Lake, Utah, Summit, Tooele, and Davis counties in the beautiful state of Utah.