Any great gardeners know that the secret to having such a beautiful garden is all in the preparation. You can’t expect just to be able to dig your flower beds over and hope that your annuals come back for another season. Gardening is never that simple. A good gardener should be very aware of how to plant flower seeds and more importantly, how to do it the right way so that the seeds get the best chance of growing and blooming into gorgeous flowers. Like I said earlier, it’s all in the preparation. If you want to give your flower seeds the best possible start then you will nurse them through the germination and seedling phases until they are strong and healthy enough to survive in the outdoors all by themselves.
You can, of course, get a great selection of summer flower seeds in garden stores which will liven up your garden. Don’t be fooled into thinking that these seeds should be planted in the summer as the name suggests. You should be sewing these seeds in the early spring after the last frost when the warmer weather approaches. Try setting them off in a nursery to get the most from your money. Seedlings have a smaller survival rate if expected to grow outdoors with little help.
To prepare your flower beds, make sure they are free of debris (and weeds) and apply a little compost to your top soil. Dig the top soil over to work the compost in and water thoroughly. Your flower beds are now ready for your seedlings when they mature. As the spring passes into a warmer period, move your nursery seedlings and plant in your freshly prepared flower beds. By the time the heat of the summer really kicks in your flowers will be in full bloom and you will be amazed at the results.