Help me plant sunflowers
March 8, 2012 6:45 PM Subscribe
I'm a gardening n00b and I want to fill my yard with sunflowers, guide me please...
posted by thermonuclear.jive.turkey to home & garden (18 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I have seen houses that have their front yards full of sunflowers and I think it's pretty neat. I'd like to do this too when the ground thaws out.
Problem is, that I'm a gardening n00b. I know I can till the soil, plant the seeds, water them, pull up dandelions, and ... what else? Is it that simple? Or are there other things I need to do?
Like weed killer? is this appropriate? What about those garden mats (sorry don't know the proper name) that are black & supposedly keep weeds from germinating? What about also putting down cedar chips or something on the ground, is this necessary to keep weeds out?
As you can see I'm a bit lost, any guidance or advice is most welcome.