For clay or sandy soil, dig out several centimeters and replace with Parkwood® 3 in 1, extra peat moss, composted cattle manure, compost, or vermiculite.
Annuals can be started from seed indoors; some can be sown directly into soil in spring. Larkspur, Love-in-a-Mist, Morning Glory, Sweet Pea, and Nasturtium prefer direct sowing.
You can also purchase started plants in cell packs, 4”, 10” or one-gallon pots.
Use Parkwood® Transplanter 5-15-5 to get annuals off to a strong start. Then fertilize every 1-2 weeks with Parkwood® Flower Food 15-30-15 to encourage continuous blooming.
For annuals with larger flowers like Geraniums, Zinnias, Salvia, and Marigolds cut off blooms (deadhead) when they start to fade so the plant won’t go to seed.
Watch carefully for insects and disease and treat promptly.
In late fall, pull up spent plants, empty containers, and compost all the disease-free material.