Weekend Gardener: Planting Annual Flowers and Plants

As we look ahead to spring, it's time to start thinking about which annual color you'd like to add to your landscapes.

It's a great weekend to get out a spruce up your yard and you still have time to add cool color to your flower beds. When planting, you'll want to make sure and include several inches of compost and after you have your flowers planted, make sure to add several inches of mulch to protect them. If temperatures start to drop, the flowers might need a little more care and maintenance.

For those who planted their annuals earlier in the season, you'll need to make sure and fertilize them on a regular basis by adding a good nitrogen source every four to six weeks.

The flowers will hold through early spring and then you may transition to your warm colored annuals.

For more information head over to aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu.

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