Flower gardens brighten up any outdoor space and are incredibly simple to maintain. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or a first-timer, there are some new products on the market that make it a breeze to create a flower garden to beautify your property.
So-called "instant flower gardens" are a great option for your yard if you're not interested in digging or potting. Simply unroll the pre-seeded "carpet," which is made of a natural mulch and fertilizer material, and lay it out on your garden bed. Water according to the directions and, in no time, the carpet will dissolve and leave a gorgeous bed of flowers behind. Select from a variety of different flower types and color schemes to achieve the perfect floral décor to complement your backyard landscape design.
If you want to pot your flowers instead, a similar product exists for flower pots. In this case, the flower seeds have been impregnated into a circular disk that is inserted into a pot of any size. It's a simple way to fill your home indoors and out with beautiful flowers even if you don't have a yard or flowerbed.
As a low-maintenance, indoor alternative, you should also investigate the merits of container gardening.
Wildflower garden seeds are another option. These brightly colored natural cultivars thrive anywhere without the need for special soil or fertilizers. Generally, you can simply sprinkle the wildflower seeds on top of the soil anywhere you get direct sunlight. You'll need to water them occasionally if you don't naturally get adequate rainfall. Other than watering, a wildflower garden needs no maintenance, so it's a great project to do with children.
Perennial gardens are generally quite laborious to set up, because the plants, which are difficult to start from seed, must be carefully selected for your climate.
A perennial garden kit is a great option that lets you skip much of the labor involved. All of the plants have been selected for you and are delivered to you as seedlings or flower bulbs. Simply follow the included directions to plant or pot each seedling or bulb and water according to directions. There has never been an easier way to set up this popular and challenging garden type – and it will last for years with minimal maintenance.