How to Prepare your Garden for Planting Flowers

Flowers can bring instant life and beauty into your garden. Certain flowers will blossom at specific times of the year, so this is something that you need to take into consideration before you begin planting your seeds. First time planters may be confused as to what is required to plant flowers in your garden. Do you have to remove all of the weeds first? Do you have to lay down a certain kind of soil before you can begin growing anything? We answer all of these questions and more to ensure that your flower planting adventure is as enjoyable as possible.

How to Prepare your Garden for Planting Flowers

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Grass Preparation

You may need to cut your grass before you begin. Hand propelled Petrol Lawn mowers are not only ideal for preparing grass, but they will also ensure that your garden is in tip top condition all year around. Push petrol lawnmowers puts the control in your hands, allowing you to decide how much or how little you wish to cut. They are also easy to store in your garden shed or garage after use.

Soil Preparation

After you have dealt with the grass, it’s time to move onto the soil. You will need to remove grass in the area you want to grow your flowers. Take your time with this, as it is important to get rid of any weeds that may be present. According to, you then need to spread three inches of organic compost or composted leaves etc. over the bed before turning the soil.

Flowers and Seasons

Unfortunately, it is very rare that you can find a flower that you are able to plant all year around. We’re going to do a quick summary of a few flowers you can plant according to the month. All of this information can be found in further detail on RBKC:

January: Snowdrops and veg such as onions, leeks and lettuce can be planted in green houses.

February: Daffodils, Primroses and roses can all be planted now.

March: Runner beans, trees, shrubs and summer bedding plants.

April: Gladioli, evergreen coniferous trees, tomatoes and melon.

May: Foxgloves, wallflowers, Canterbury bells and Sweet Williams.

June: Pansies, petunias and sweet peas.

July: Lupins, fuchsias, abutilons, heliotropes, cineraria’s and calceolarias

August: Colchicums, lilies, spinach, beetroot and carrots.

September: Snowdrops, bluebells, daffodils and tulips (to be planted for springtime)

October: Pansies, heathers, dwarf conifers and primroses.