Flower Gardens

Well maintained flower gardens are the envy of many home owners but for many, this remains a dream. This may be due to the lack of knowledge on how to maintain such a beautiful garden, lack the time and patience required, lack of skills or even in some cases, they may be put off by the smell of manure or fertilisers that are needed to grow the flowers. However, where there is will, there is always a way. For example, it is possible to control the odour and grow flowers happily.

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Reasons to grow tulips and other flowers

Flowers are beautiful and they brighten up the garden and the entire compound. They also small good giving a natural sweet scent to your home and compound. Fresh flowers can be plucked for the house every day and especially for special occasions. For birthdays, anniversaries or even graduations, you can customise a bouquet and present it as a gift to the people involved. Some flowers are edible and therefore they can be used to prepare exotic meals, drinks or even ointment. Generally, flowers have diversified uses around the home.


Growing Tulips and other types of flowers

Flowers can be classified can be perennial, biennial or annual. Annual flowers complete their life cycle in a year. This means that they grow from seeds, flower and die within the year. Perennial flowers will grow from the seed and establish themselves within the first year but they will flower in the following year. Biennial flowers on the other hand complete their life cycle in two years. During the first year, they will grow into a small plant then bloom and die in the second year. Understanding the types of flowers and which flowers fall into each category gives you an idea of what to expect.


Essential factors

Light, water or moisture, temperature and suitable fertiliser or manure are the four main factors that will determine the success of your efforts to grow flowers. You therefore need to understand the weather in your location and the soil type before you begin. Remember that some flowers will do well in some regions but may not survive in others necessitating the need to study the flowers that can do well in your area. It is also good to research on the fertilisers that are appropriate for different types of flowers before you commence.


Odour Control

One of the most dreaded things in growing flowers is the odour that is associated with manure and some fertilisers. There are different agents in the market that are being marketed as odour control and they fall into different categories. Masking agents are made from mixtures of aromatic oils that have strong odours which masks the odour from the manure. Counteractants are also made from a mixture of aromatic oils that neutralise or even cancel the odour from the manure. Adsorbents are products that have a large surface area and that are used to absorb the odour from manure before it is used. Digestive deodorants eliminate the bad smell through biochemical metabolic degradation processes. Chemical deodorants chemically oxidise the constituent compounds of the smell to neutralise it.


Growing your own flowers comes with a lot of advantages and therefore, you should give it a shot. In essence, you may actually ask for guidance and apprenticeship from those who have gardens that you admire.