How to Keep Blooms in Your Denver Landscaping Looking Great, Longer

April 5, 2021

As a homeowner, you take pride in your Denver landscape design. And with the spring growing season just around the corner, it’s only a matter of time until you start to notice new growth and beautiful blooms in your landscaping. Those blooms add tons of color and depth to the design. But they have a tendency to fade faster than you’d like. Believe it or not, there are a few things you can do to keep them from fading as quickly so you can enjoy a colorful landscape for weeks, not days.

Plant Flowers in Batches

If you have a favorite flower that you enjoy seeing in your yard, adding more of those plants to your garden is a simple solution. The key to success lies in planting those flowers in batches. Add new plants every two weeks. This way, you’ll have new flowers coming in when your others are starting to fade. Keep in mind that this method only works for annuals. Perennials can get overcrowded in garden beds if you’re not careful.

Pull Off Dead Growth

Flowers don’t always fall off of plants when they wither. Instead, they dehydrate on the stem. Those dead flowers can make even the most beautiful landscaping look underwhelming. So, stay on top of things and trim those dead flowers away. Use a pair of garden shears to leave a clean cut behind. By trimming those spent flowers, you’ll keep the plants from going to seed and encourage them to produce more blooms throughout the growing season. It won’t make the plant bloom forever, but it can still help.

Invest in Plants That Bloom Several Times

The best way to keep your garden and landscaping looking great is to choose your plants wisely. Look for perennials that bloom more than once each year or ones that have blooms that last for weeks. These are a few great options to consider:
  • Geranium Rozanne
  • Coneflower
  • Roses
  • Yarrow
  • Catmint
  • Black-eyed Susan
Adding these to your landscaping will help you keep the colors bright and can offset annual flowers as they start to fade. If you’re not sure how to plant them to best work with your landscape design, schedule an appointment with your trusted Denver landscaper.

Spread Mulch

We really can’t stress this enough. Mulch is the best way to improve water retention in the soil and the more water your plants get, the longer they’ll be able to support those colorful blooms. Even better, the right mulch adds to the look of your landscaping, creating a unique texture at the base of your plants. This will help you keep your space colorful even in the cooler months.

Keep These Tips in Mind

No one wants to watch their flowers fade early in the season. Keep these tips in mind when you start to see new blooms forming once the weather warms up. As long as you do, you’ll be able to enjoy a color-filled landscape during the growing season. If you’re not sure where to start or want some added help, request an estimate from our team today. 
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