Petunias and Pansies for the Fall Season

Everyone wants to have a gorgeous yard filled with colorful flowers. This can be hard to maintain as the weather changes in the upcoming months. Fortunately, there are flowers that actually flourish in the fall weather. Petunias and pansies are two of them. Planting them at the beginning of fall will actually lead them to last longer and bloom larger.

Most people make the mistake assuming nearly all flowers are supposed to be planted during the spring. Planting petunias or pansies in the spring will actually result in a very sad looking garden.

Though petunias and pansies seem to prefer the cool weather season, it’s important to note that this only applies to Las Vegas weather. It gets cool enough for them to flourish but not too cold for them to freeze and die. The dry climate and lack of extreme cold temperatures are ideal. Because of their liking to the Vegas winter, hotels on the Strip will change out their gardens every winter to include these beautiful flowers. The vibrant colors will glow during the winter which will attract more tourists.

Everyone’s Las Vegas landscaping during the winter time often looks sad and bleak. The grass is brown, the trees lackluster and shrubs lose any substance they once had. Planting petunias and pansies will give each landscape a boost of color to keep spirits high even in the drab winter.

Now when it comes time to actually planting, you’ll want to start in the middle of summer. For petunias, you’ll start the growing process indoors. Plant them in indoor pots for a few months before transferring outdoors, which will be when they start sprouting leaves. Be sure to keep them well hydrated for best results. Once you transfer them outside, they require less maintenance as they’ll only need water about once a week.

Pansies also should begin the growing process indoors, but they’ll only take about a month to get started. Be sure to remember that pansies require more water than petunias even when planted outside.

Perhaps, you aren’t a big fan of either these two flowers. No worries; there are actually a handful of other plants that flourish in a similar manner in low temperatures. These include:

  • Alyssum
  • Calendula
  • Hollyhock
  • Voila
  • Snapdragons
  • Bachelor button
  • Calliopsis
  • Candytuft
  • Gaillardia
  • Nierembergia
  • African daisy
  • Larkspur
  • Poppies
  • Sweet peas
  • Virginia stocks

If you aren’t confident in your gardening abilities, contact the experts in landscaping Las Vegas homeowners trust. The landscapers at Showcase Land Care can create a beautiful garden for you with no problem. They even offer discounts for new customers. Contact the landscaping Las Vegas company at 702.531.6789 for more information.

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