Flowers For Fall
While it might not feel like it where we live, the fall season is almost upon us. Even though we don’t live in an area that has crisp, cool fall temperatures like other areas in the country, many local residents still like to decorate and celebrate the fall season. One of the easiest ways to decorate the outside of your home to celebrate the fall season is with flowers in fall colors such as orange, yellow, red, and deep purple.
Decide Where to Plant
Before you begin to plant your fall flowers, it is important to plan where the blooms will be located. Decide if you are looking for flowers that need sun or shade and then decide if you are planting in the ground and making a flower garden or if you are going to use flower pots that can be easily moved and placed around your property.
If you are planting in the ground, you need to prepare the area more than if you use flower pots. The ground needs to be free of grass, any old flowers, and any overhanging shrubs. Check your soil to be sure it is not overly sandy, and till the soil to be sure it is soft and ready for flowers.
Flowers to Plant
There are a number of flowers that will thrive and provide beautiful color this time of year. A visit to your local nursery is ideal for perfect recommendations for your property, area to be planted, and zone. Some suggestions may include marigolds, zinnias, petunias, snapdragons. Flowers such as pansies will last into the cooler weather.
Watering Your Flowers
No matter where you have your flowers planted, it is important to provide adequate water. This is especially important as we will soon be in the dry season in our area. An irrigation system is the easiest way to ensure your flowers, landscaping, and grass are receiving adequate water.
If you are interested in having an irrigation system placed or have questions or concerns about a current system we would love to help you. Challenger Irrigation is proud to serve Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, or Citrus counties. We look forward to hearing from you soon!