Dahlias are beautiful flowers that come in a variety of colors and shapes. Here are some care tips to help you keep your dahlias healthy and thriving:
Plant dahlias in well-draining soil that receives plenty of sunlight. Water dahlias regularly, making sure the soil is consistently moist but not waterlogged. Fertilize dahlias every two to three weeks with a balanced fertilizer. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage more flower production. Stake tall dahlias to prevent them from falling over in wind or rain. Protect dahlias from pests such as aphids and slugs by using organic methods or insecticides. In colder climates, dig up dahlia tubers in the fall and store them in a cool, dry place until spring planting.