How to Take Care of Mums

Chrysanthemums, commonly known as mums, are flowers with a life span of 4 to 5 years. Mums are beautiful flowers that tend to grow even after the spring season has ended. This season is when most flowering plants cease to fertilize and often decay in the autumn season. Most cultivators grow and sell different shaped and sized mums that people buy to decorate their gardens. But the problem is taking care of these mums. Most people do not know how to take care of mums. Suppose you also are unaware of the caring method of these mums. In that case, you are lucky that in this article, we will discuss "how to take care of mums?” to take optimal care of your garden mums and make a great overall look of your garden.

Steps Involved in Taking Care of Mums:

Taking care of mums
  1. Planting:

For the best flowering results, you need to plant mums very specifically. Firstly, you need to choose an area with enough room for your mums to grow their roots. Secondly, choose a place where you can easily clean weeds around your mums because weeds are a great enemy to mums. Weeds absorb water and sunlight that mums should absorb, affecting their growth. Also, make sure they are planted in an area where they can get optimal sunlight for proper growth.

  • Watering:

Water is essential for any plant. Regularly Watering your garden mums is important. Here, it would help if you kept in mind that watering should be done according to the needs of the plants. Newly planted mums require watering at least 2 to 3 times a week. Watering any fewer times cause a hindrance in the growth of your mums.

Too much watering causes algae growth, which is also harmful to plants. You should make sure that your mums get about an inch of water per week. Also, ensure that you are not watering too much and damaging your mums by algae growth.

  • Fertilizing:

Another excellent factor for plant growth is fertilizer. If you are planting your mums in the fall season, adding fertilizer to your soil is not necessary. But it is important to fertilize your mums in other seasons at least once a month for proper regrowth of your plants in the next season.

  • Protection from Cold Weathers:

In cold weather, usually, hardy mums are used, but the hardy mums may not always survive the cold weather. In winters, the soil may get dried up, and it is necessary to keep the soil wet during the winter for the mums to survive. Make sure to add manure to the soil during the winters. The dead part of the plant helps in the insulation of the inner parts, so keeping it is more beneficial for the plant. You can remove the outer dead part after the regeneration of mums in the following fall season.

Summing Up:

Mums are cultivated in many colors. People use different colors to design their garden and front yard. But the problem arises when people forget to take proper care of these mums. This article briefly explained the steps to take care of mums. If you’re in need of professional landscaping services, contact us or visit our website. 

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