Ah perennials: we love them so much! Versatile, easy to care for, easy to arrange and, above all, beautiful, these plants set the tone for any landscape design. Whether you choose them for their flowers, the texture of their foliage or their shape, perennials always find a place of choice in flower beds, beds and flowerbeds that decorate homes, parks and even commercial arteries in cities and towns. To ensure that perennials are healthy, grow to their full potential and offer you their maximum beauty, here are some tips for successful planting in the ground.
How to plant perennials in-ground
- Dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball of your perennial at the same depth.
- Add Natural Plant Starter Fertilizer with bone meal to the bottom of the hole. This fertilizer stimulates the biological activity of the soil and promotes the growth of strong and vigorous roots.
- Gently lift your plant and place it upright in the center of the hole, taking care not to damage the roots. The collar of the plant, where the stem emerges from the roots, should be level with the ground.
- Fill the hole with a potting soil specially designed for perennials, such as 3in1 Perennial and Annual Planting Mix, which promotes rapid recovery and exceptional results. Compact lightly with your hands.
- Water thoroughly and add potting soil as needed.
- Add mulch without touching the stem to limit weed growth.
- Every 4 weeks after planting, fertilize your perennials with Annual and Perennial Natural Fertilizer for fuller plants and more spectacular blooms.
When to plant perennials?
Perennials can be planted throughout the gardening season, between May and September depending on the region. Spring and fall are the two best times of the year to do this. Avoid planting during a heat wave and preferably choose a cloudy day to minimize stress. Be sure to keep the soil moist in the weeks following planting to allow your plants to recover and develop fully.
Create a successful landscape!
Think of grouping your perennials according to their needs for sunlight, fertilizer and watering. This will make it easier to maintain them and ensure that they get everything they need to thrive!
Don’t hesitate to combine your perennials with shrubs and annuals to create a harmonious ensemble of different shapes, colors and textures. Choose a master plant (tree/shrub) that attracts attention and surround it with other perennials with different habits. You can also group several plants of the same species together to create a sense of volume. Plant them to create a line or bed.
To enjoy your beautiful design for as long as possible, combine plants with successive flowering periods and don’t hesitate to add evergreen shrubs.
Finally, if your perennials have grown too much, you can divide them by following these few steps and replace them elsewhere on your property by planting them in the same manner as new perennials. For more gardening tips and advice, follow us on our social media!