Getting Started with Annual Flowers

No spring garden is complete without brightly-colored flowers. Plants with vibrant blooms are often annuals: flowers which grow in the spring then die before winter. By planting annual flowers in the early spring, you can enjoy their color through 3 seasons of the year! Here is what you need to know to get started picking and planting a flat of brilliant annual flowers.

A Little About Annuals

The best time to plant your annuals is after the last frost of the year. Mother’s Day is often a safe time to start, but more southern parts of the United States can plant much earlier.

Because annuals die before winter, you do not have to worry about them spreading in your garden. They will stay where you plant them and give your landscaping a tidy appearance.

Annuals tend to have a shallow root system, meaning they will need watered weekly.

Favorite Annual Flowers

Here is what you need to know about some of the most common annuals:

Planting Annuals with the Rotoshovel

There are many other annual flowers including ageratums, petunias and sunflowers. No matter which flowers you pick, you will need to dig a hole for each one. When you have multiple flats of flowers, that is an exhausting job!

The Rotoshovel was designed to make planting annuals quick and effortless. Our automatic shovel leaves the perfectly sized hole in your soil or mulch to plant your flowers in no time. Take a look at our website to learn more about our unique, time-saving products!

We hope you can find the perfect annual flowers to bring a splash of color to your garden!

Happy gardening!


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