Deadhead your flowers to maintain their beauty!
What does deadheading mean? Deadheading is simply the process of removing old, faded blossoms from your flowering plants.
If the flowers are left to develop seeds, the plant thinks it has accomplished its goal of reproduction and will stop blooming. Deadheading will encourage plants to put their energy into growing more beautiful flowers.
Flowering annuals such as marigolds and petunias will produce more blooms throughout the growing season if their spent blooms are removed. Just pinch the spent blooms from the plant with your fingers, or use a scissors or pruning shears if the stem is too tough to pinch off. If a seedpod has already developed behind the blossom, be sure to pinch that off the plant too.
Some perennials will also rebloom if deadheaded. Roses will bloom again after deadheading, as will mums. Lilac blooms should be snipped off as soon as they fade, but if you wait too long you may trim off next year’s flower buds.
Some perennials, such as delphiniums, can be cut back to the ground after blooming, and they’ll grow back and blossom again that same season.
Deadheading is also an easy way to spruce up the garden because your plants will look more attractive with the dead, dried up flowers removed.
If you’re not sure if a particular plant would benefit from deadheading, just experiment and keep a record of how the plant performs after being trimmed.
Hi! Im new n have no business experience but would love to work in the garden like weeding n trimming, removing dead flowers n leaves. Thats it! Right now my wonderful boyfriend, Jim n I will move out of Mpls to upnorth lake n really want to have this business to keep us busy. So as of now we live in an apt with limits n decide to read n learn n be ready for our own place. Hopeful next yr becuz Jim own his Lawn Service business n ready to retire n would rather work in our own garden business. We are excited n look forward to try a new chapter. Thank you for readiing this. Sandie
Mike McGroarty says
There is a never ending supply of people who are willing to pay you to do yard work for them. Probably one of the easiest services in the world to sell.