The quickest and easiest way to plant a beautiful flower garden


Here’s a little-known professional landscaping tip that can save you a lot of time and energy when planting your own annual garden.

You see, when many people go to a garden center or flower shop, they look for individual potted annual plants that they can install in a given area. While this may work for a small area, there is a much simpler, efficient and more organized way to do it.

If you are planting a larger area or bigger containers, I have found it to be worth your time and energy to purchase full hanging baskets of annuals and install them into your flower garden area. It may cost a bit more to do it this way, but there are several advantages to doing so.

1. You get instantaneous color and the appearance of fullness. This is in contrast to planting individual annual plants, which will require much more time and attention in order to properly flourish.

2. You get a nice variety of some of the best annual flowers already mixed into your arrangement. Depending on which garden center and flower shop you purchase from, there’s a good chance that the arrangement will already be professionally designed. This takes much of the guesswork out of researching and deciding on which annual flowers to go with.

3. You have a higher rate of success of the plant surviving because they’re already somewhat established and further along in their development than a single potted plant might be.

4. The time and energy it takes to plant established hanging baskets versus individual plants is relatively minimal by comparison. It’s actually pretty simple. All you do is cut the hanging hooks and wire from the basket, remove the plant and root ball from the container and plant it in the ground. Voila – There you have it!

Whether you were wanting to create a beautiful flower garden or a raised container, I hope this tip makes it much simpler and easier for you to get the results you’re wanting!

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By Ryan Shields

Ryan is the Senior Editor here at Outdoor Home and Garden. He has a degree in Horticulture and has worked in the field of Facilities Management for over 16 years.

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