Hi my name is Jessica Smith. I'm with Bland's Nursery in West Jordan, Utah and today we're talking about how to grow flowers in your yard. The choices are endless as to what you can actually plant in your yard but the first important thing is like with any project is planning and preparation. First plan what the area is and what your needs are for that area but the first and most important thing to do is to make sure that the soil is properly prepared before because once that plant gets down into the ground there is not a whole lot you can do for that root system after that. So take that extra step and mix organic matter, peat moss or whatever is recommended in your area and you can find out which one is good in your area at your local nursery. We recommend organic matter. We have a real high content of clay in our soil and organic matter is really what improves the soil. In your annual beds you would want to mix in organic matter every fall when preparing your soil. Fall is actually the best time to prepare annual beds in your garden area and perennial beds and your shrub beds that is why it is so important that you first do it when you are planting. Those can be done at any time of the year with a mulch over the top. You don't really want to use a manure on the top especially in hot areas because as it still composts down that manure heat, the heat off of that compost can come up and burn your plants. Make sure you mix the organic matter into your soil well. More is not always better. Have a little bit more soil than you do organic matter and then just mix it in and then from year after year the plant's health is going to love you for it. So irregardless of what type of flower it is you plant and again you can choose anything you would like, head on out to your local nursery. Just remember soil preparation is number one and deep applications of water.