Know your plants’ exposure requirements. Most require more light than you realize. For example, a hydrangea with too much shade as opposed to proper light will result in a very leggy plant with much fewer blossoms.
Don’t rely on irrigation systems alone. During Atlanta’s long, hot summers, supplemental hand watering is usually necessary, even if you have an irrigation system. Frequent checks of your irrigation system are also a good idea.
Quantities of five or more plants grouped together make a bold statement in a garden. Most people purchase plants one at a time when they are in bloom at a nursery, resulting in the chaotic looking ‘drifts of one’ design scheme.
Good soil preparation is key to the success of any size or style garden. This includes proper tilling, the addition of soil amendments and proper drainage.
Liquid feed your annuals, herbaceous beds, and potted plants with Miracle Grow or Peter’s Professional every 10 days to two weeks throughout the growing season. You will definitely notice the results.