7 Planting Tips and Tricks for the Thriving Fairy Garden


Starting your own fairy garden is a great way to grow plants and make something magical in your backyard, but you need to know how to care for it properly in order to have a thriving space all year long. In this post we’ll cover seven tips for starting up your own fairy garden.

1. Know your plants

  • Know Your Plants

The first step to creating a thriving fairy garden is knowing your plants. You’ll want to do some research on the types of plants that will thrive in your area and what their preferences are when it comes to soil and moisture level. The great thing about fairy gardens is that there are so many different kinds of flowers, shrubs, trees, vines etc., that you can find something for every kind of garden design preference! Make sure you know what plants are poisonous as well as invasive before deciding on any particular species for your fairy garden ecosystem. It’s also important to consider whether or not certain types of vegetation might be hardy enough where you live; if they aren’t self-sustaining they may die off during harsh winters or rainy/dry summers which could leave your fairy garden looking very sad indeed!

2. Research the best planting times for your region.

When it comes to planting your fairy garden, you need to do some research about the best time for your region. Depending on where you live, the growing season can vary greatly. For example, in most areas of California and Florida, plant growth starts in March or April and goes through November or December. However, if you are located further north (like in Michigan or Maine), spring will begin later because there is less sunlight during winter months due to fewer hours of daylight each day. If possible try not to plant any new plants until their native soil temperatures have warmed up enough for them not only survive but thrive!

3. Choose the right soil.

This is one of the most important aspects of your fairy garden. The soil you use will determine how healthy and vibrant your plants are, so it’s important to choose a good mix.

There are many different types of soil out there: peat moss, topsoil or potting mixes are all viable options when starting up a garden. However, these can be expensive and time consuming to source or create yourself. If you want quick results at an affordable price then using composted cow manure will do just fine! The only thing to keep in mind is that this type of soil should not be used if you have indoor-only plants as cow manure decomposes very quickly and may cause damage to sensitive leafy greens such as lettuce or herbs like basil leaves which tend not survive well under artificial light conditions due to lack of photosynthetic activity (photosynthesis).

4. Watering is key!

Watering is the most important part of having a thriving fairy garden. It’s also the trickiest part, because you can easily over or under water your little plant friends and kill them.

So let’s get into some specifics about how to water your plants.

How often should I water my plants?

Like all living things, plants need water to stay alive and thrive. So it makes sense that you want to keep them well-hydrated! But there are so many different factors involved with watering: How warm is it in this location? What kind of soil do I have? Is it sunny or rainy outside right now? How big is my container holding these plants in? All these things will affect how much water your little friend needs on a day-to-day basis, so here are some general guidelines that might help guide you along:

Which plant types require more frequent watering than others (like succulents)? Which ones require less frequent watering than others (like cacti)? Why does this matter when we’re trying not to over or under-water anything while still keeping everyone happy and healthy? Well, one reason why knowing which types need more/less frequent watering could matter is because if we don’t know what kind of plant requires what type of care then we won’t know how much attention each individual needs – which means we could end up killing off some poor guy who just needed some extra TLC!

5. Fertilize appropriately.

If you want your plants to thrive, you’ll need to fertilize appropriately. It’s important that you use the right kind of fertilizer and at the right time. There are some basic guidelines for this process:

  • During the winter, don’t fertilize your garden at all. This will help it rest and prepare for springtime growth.
  • In springtime, give your plants a little boost with a weak solution of fertilizer (1 teaspoon per gallon). This will provide them with enough food as they begin their growth cycle again.
  • For summertime growth spurts, mix up a stronger solution (1 tablespoon per gallon) and spray on or soak into their soil once every week or so until they’re full grown again!

6. Trim and prune as necessary

If you’re doing a lot of deadheading and pruning, it’s important to keep your plants healthy.

  • Cut off any dead or diseased branches.
  • Trim the plant back to shape it.

7. Don’t forget to mulch!

Mulch is the answer to so many problems! Mulch can help keep the soil moist, which is helpful for keeping plants happy and healthy. It also protects the roots from extreme temperatures to an extent, as well as preventing weed growth if you don’t mulch.

Finally, it prevents erosion of soil by wind or water damage. If you have a lot of rocks in your garden, this could be especially useful!

Starting your own fairy garden is a great way to grow plants and make something magical in your backyard, but you need to know how to care for it properly in order to have a thriving space all year long

Starting your own fairy garden is a great way to grow plants and make something magical in your backyard, but you need to know how to care for it properly in order to have a thriving space all year long. You’ll want to choose the right plants for your fairy garden, as well as know when and how much water your chosen plants will need. You should also know how much fertilizer will be necessary for your chosen plants, since fertilizing them will help them thrive even more. It’s important that you prune any dead branches from these small trees or shrubs during their dormant season (usually winter).


We hope that these tips have been helpful for you, whether it’s your first time setting up a fairy garden or you’re already an expert! Remember what we said earlier: the key is to have fun with it. This plant-focused hobby can bring joy and beauty into your life in so many ways, from the plants themselves to the memories of childhood playtime they evoke. If you stick with this idea through thick and thin—even if things don’t go perfectly right at first—chances are good that eventually your patience will pay off in big dividends as you begin to see results from all those hours spent watering little potted plants outside in summer rainstorms!

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