Flower Power!

Spring has sprung and, here in Volusia County, Florida, it is definitely time to enjoy the fruits (and flowers!) of our labors. Aside from beautifying our yards with cheerful bursts of color in our gardens, lining our walkways, enhancing our entranceways and making those pretty flower pots pop, it is a proven fact that flowers can actually reduce stress, depression and anxiety. Seriously, what’s not to like?

So how do we return the favor and keep our flowers happy? 

The first thing you want to keep in mind is that plants and flowers that are native to Central Florida will more easily flourish here, adapting more easily to their environment and requiring less maintenance. 

Next, it helps to pay heed to the needs of your flowering plants. For instance, some are shade lovers and some like full sun. Plant them where their needs will be fulfilled. Additionally, while some plants are hardy and drought resistant, some prefer consistently moist soil and others favor a big dose of water with ample time to dry out in between. 

That said, grouping flowers with similar requirements together is smart. Not only will it make your job easier, but colorful flower groupings attract birds, butterflies and other pollinators…which will aid in the blooming process and protect your yard from plant damaging (and just plain annoying) insects.

Another good thing to do when planting your flowers is to line your gardens with a thick layer of mulch. Mulch will provide protection for your plants, conserve moisture and deter weeds. It’s pretty too! For everything you need to plant those beautiful blooms, from topsoil, to mulch and stone for your gardens, Edgewater Yard Shop has what it takes to nurture and make your garden grow.

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