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How to get More Blooms in your Flower Beds

Blooming garden beds are a great addition to your home’s landscaping adding curb appeal or simply making your garden space stunningly beautiful and relaxing. To make the most of these garden beds you want your plants to produce as many blooms as possible. These tips will help you get more blooms from your flower beds this year.

peach rose in a simple flower bed

As the warmer months approach, blooming flowers are always on my mind.

You might find yourself in the same position and wonder how to get the most out of every inch of your flower bed.

Whether you live in a rural area with lots of room to grow flowers or a more urban setting with a simple balcony area, you want to be able to harvest an abundance of blooms.

There are a few things you can do to get the most out of your space.

From succession planting so you have flowers blooming at all times to planting a combination of annuals and perennials to get a wide array of blossoms, you can create a beautiful flower garden.

If you are looking to grow peonies, be sure to check out my posts on how to care for peonies in spring and a simple guide to growing peonies.

Roses are also a great perennial that is a hardy plant and grows lots of blooms. Check out tips for how to plant roses and how to buy roses.

how to plant and grow peonies

Compost

To help get more blooms from your garden you need to take the time to nourish your garden soil. The more fertile your soil is to begin with the more blooms your garden will produce.

Keeping a compost tumbler in your backyard is an easy way to make your own compost, helping you to save money while providing your soil with the nutrition it needs to produce more blooms.

roses and lilacs behind a kitchen sink

Fertilize your garden

One of the best things you can do to increase the number of blooms in your garden is to make sure your plants have what they need to thrive.

Tilling compost into your garden beds before you start planting your flowers but over the summer you will want to keep nourishing them for plenty of blooms.

Look for one that is high in phosphorus for the best results.

potted herbs on a shelf

Invite pollinators to your garden

Pollinators are a great asset to any garden but when it comes to encouraging blooms they are essential.

To help encourage your flowers to make more blooms try inviting pollinators to your garden with things like a bug house, bee watering station, and plenty of blooms that are known for attracting bees and butterflies.

To help make your garden pollinator-friendly avoid using chemicals in your garden that are known to harm bees.

Many pesticides are very harmful to bees and other beneficial insects. Instead, keep pests away by inviting predators like ladybugs and hummingbirds to your garden to help keep pests at bay.

roses going into hibernation in a garden

Deadhead your plants to encourage more blooms

When your blooms die, cut them off the plant just under the expired bloom.

This is particularly important for flowers that will produce a large number of blooms through the season.

Taking a few minutes to deadhead your flowers in your garden a couple of times a week while you look for signs of pests is a simple way to help encourage more blooms.

peach roses on a cutting board

Plan for a succession of blooms

How you plant will affect the number of blooms you have in your garden as well. A simple way to encourage more blooms in your garden is to take the time to plan your garden beds for a continuous waterfall of color.

Plant flowers that bloom at different times as well as flowers that will bloom from early spring to the first frost.

This is a great way to make sure you always have plenty of blooms in the garden and the array of flowers is always changing.

hydrangea bush with white flowers

Plant perennials

Perennials that bloom from spring to fall make a great addition to your garden when your goal is to have more blooms.

These flowers will grow and produce blooms even without your interaction.

If you want a lot of great blooms without a lot of work on your part, perennials are the way to go for filling in your garden beds.

vibrant peonies growing along a white house

Place your flowers in full sun

While some flowers can thrive in partial shade at the end of the day for the most blooms possible you should consider providing your garden with plenty of sun.

Place flowering plants in full sun garden beds and leave the shady beds for greenery to help ensure you get the most blooms possible from your garden.

Repot your plants

If you are growing flowers in a pilot and you would like to increase the number of blooms you are seeing you will need to take the time to repot your flowers.

This will make more room for the roots to spread and the plant to grow larger. the larger your plants get the more likely they are to produce more beautiful blooms in your garden.

early spring peony growing in the ground

Mulch your garden

If you want your plants to produce more blooms you will need to ensure that your plants are night fighting for space, nutrients, and water with weeds in the garden.

The best way to do this is to place a thick layer of mulch around your flower beds.

Mulch will make it easy to control weeds, trap in moisture and even help make your flower beds look nicer from the road to help with your home’s curb appeal.

Avoid overwatering

While your flowers need water to thrive, too much water can encourage your plants to grow more greenery but fewer flowers and blooms overall.

If you are not getting any rain you should water your flower beds 2-3 times a week at most.

Using the deep watering method can help make your plants more drought tolerant so you can water less often.

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