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How to Raise Geraniums


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Geraniums provide a splash of vibrant color to any garden or lawn. Purchase Pelargonium (geraniums) in a home and garden center, and plant them in late spring so they will bloom and flower through fall. With a few careful tips, you can cultivate healthy, strong geranium plants in your garden.

Difficulty:
Moderately Easy

Instructions

Things You’ll Need
  • potted geranium plants
  • fertilizer
  • soil
  • water
  1. Care for Geranium Plants

    • Plant your geraniums in late May, after the danger of frost has passed and the soil has had a chance to warm up. Use fertilizer in the soil, and plant the flowers at a level that is slightly more shallow than the depth of their pots.
    • Provide sunlight. Geraniums thrive under sunny conditions, so ensure that they receive 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day for maximum health and growth.
    • Water and feed. Water your geraniums once per week, and use mulch for water conservation. Try not to get the leaves and flowers wet when you water the plants; if this happens, it is best to water them early in the day so the sun can dry the water off the tops of the plants before nightfall. Fertilize every two to three weeks, and always water after fertilization to make sure none of it lands on the leaves and flowers of your geranium plants.

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