Five Steps to More and Better Flowers

Increase the number of blooms in your garden with some easy prep work.

By Therese Ciesinski


Adding compost to flower beds will give your flowers powerful boost

Add compost.
We've said it before; we'll say it again. Compost is the secret to successful gardening, no matter where or what you grow. Compost adds nutrients to the soil, manages its moisture content, prevents plant diseases, and keeps the earthworms and other beneficial soil creatures active. Mix compost into your soil when you're creating a new garden bed or adding new plants.