Tips For The Maintenance Of A Sunflower Garden

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A sunflower garden is a sight to behold. But like any garden, it needs maintenance.  If you want your sunflowers to stay happy and healthy, then there are some things you need to do on a regular basis.  This article will show you how to take care of your sunflower garden so that the flowers will keep flowering for years to come.

Why you should grow a sunflower garden?

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Sunflowers are a beautiful addition to any garden, and they are easy to grow and maintain. They can be grown in a variety of climates, and they require very little care.

tips for keeping your sunflower garden looking great all season long

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1. Plant your sunflowers in a sunny spot.

2. Water your sunflowers regularly, especially during periods of drought.

3. Fertilize your sunflowers every few weeks with a balanced fertilizer.

4. Cut off the heads of the sunflowers when they start to fade to encourage new blooms.

5. Remove any weed growth in the garden regularly.

6. You can feed the birds in your garden by growing sunflower seedlings for them to eat, as well as planting other bird-friendly plants.

7. For a more organized garden, plant the sunflowers in rows instead of randomly among each other. This also makes it easier to cut off heads and remove weed growth from between your flower beds.

8. Use a hose with a spray nozzle to water your sunflower garden, so that you use less water and focus on spot cleaning wherever needed.

Fertilize them

Fertilize them once a month with a balanced fertilizer. Sunflowers love nitrogen, so use a fertilizer that is high in nitrogen.

Plant them somewhere sunny

Sunflowers love full sun and need at least 8 hours of sunlight a day to grow their best. Try planting your sunflowers in a place with a southern exposure or on the eastern side of your home.

Keep the weeds out

Weeds can steal water, nutrients, and light from your beautiful flowers, so it is important to keep them under control. Weeding once every week is recommended (or hiring someone who can do this for you). You should also keep an eye out for any pests that could be damaging your sunflower garden!


It is important to know when and how to water your sunflower garden. The best time for watering a sunflower plant is in the morning, as this will give it enough time all day long to dry off before nightfall. You should also never water plants during or right after rainstorms; they need at least 24 hours of drying out period after rainfall. As these plants grow taller and heavier, you may want to consider moving them away from fences and buildings where their large leaves can get damaged by cars and other objects that could brush against them. Finally, be sure not to fertilize too much because over-fertilization can result in poor flowering production due to nitrogen toxicity.

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