How To Plant Flowers

Step 3: Pry Roots
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Get off to a good start in your garden.

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Simple Methods

Simple Methods
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Plant breeders still haven't developed flowers that plant themselves, so it's up to you. Follow these easy steps.

Step 1:
Set plants atop the ground before you plant so you can space them evenly.

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Step 2

Step 2: Soak Plants
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Soak the plants while they're still in their pots.

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Step 3

Step 3: Pry Roots
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Use your fingers or a pencil to gently pry apart matted roots so they'll spread into the soil, not remain in a ball.

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Step 4

Step 4: Flower Food
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Add a couple of tablespoons of slow-release flower food to the bottom of each hole, and then stir with your trowel to mix it evenly into the soil before inserting plants.

Read more on how to add flowers to your yard.

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