Annual plants post-planting care and watering

It is best to water early in the day and to keep plant foliage as dry as possible by watering at ground level.


watering annuals


Water freshly planted annual bedding-out plants thoroughly to give them a good start. Thereafter, water when the soil surface dries out. It is best to water early in the day and to keep plant foliage as dry as possible by watering at ground level. Water droplets that remain on the foliage overnight encourage plant diseases to develop. Do not rely on rain to water your annuals sufficiently. It is important to observe the condition of your annuals often to ensure continued growth and satisfaction.


annual flower watering

Post-planting care

In order to induce continual vigorous growth, blooming and fullness, remove the terminal growth buds on tall lanky annuals by pinching them. Fertilize your annuals every three to four weeks with an all purpose, water soluble fertilizer such as a 20-30-20. Encourage repeat blooming by removing dead flowers (dead heading).

 

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