Flower Bed Installation & Care
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There are several ways to construct a flower bed, but the principles for each type of construction are more or less the same. Perhaps you have tried before, but found that the flowers do not grow very well. Our Dallas landscapers can offer you tips and services to help your garden flourish. Read on below to learn more.
How to Plan for a Flower Bed
One of the things that cause your flower bed construction to fail is not planning. Careful planning will reduce the risk of failure considerably.
What to consider when planning your flower bed:
- Choosing the right location – The location you choose can fall under three categories; full sun, partial sun, or full shade. Full sun is ideal for most plants. However, there are a variety of flowers that work best under partial sun or full shade.
- The type of flower you want to grow – When choosing your flowers, make sure to note the specific care it needs. Where you place these flowers in your garden is also very important, since some plants may not be compatible together.
- Visualize the design of the flower bed – Some of the most beautiful flower beds are created with careful planning. Create a rough sketch to label where all the plants will go and how the bed will be shaped.
Developing the Flowerbed
Once you’ve determined the location and have chosen suitable plants, it is time to begin working on the project. You can either dig up the grass or plant on top of the grass using layers of paper and cardboard.
If you choose to dig out, begin by marking the perimeter of the flower bed. Then dig out five inches around that perimeter. You should be able to lift out the layer of grass in that section. Remove sticks and leaves and any remaining debris. Ensure you remove all the grass before you can begin loosening up the soil for planting.
The other approach is to smooth the grass with cardboard and sheets of newspapers. Lay out a cardboard on the desired location. Pour water on it and spread several sheets of papers. Add compost and let it sit. You may have to wait for several weeks for the layers of compost to decompose before you can begin planting.
Take time to plan how you are going to plant your flowers. Taller plants can be in the middle of the bed and smaller ones on the side. Also, create clusters of plants based on their color. Plant early in the morning or late in the evening to avoid direct sunlight. Plant the flowers and ensure you mulch and water generously. Mulching helps to avoid rapid evaporation and keeps weeds at bay.
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At We Mow Dallas, we understand that flower beds take a lot of time and energy to create and maintain. That’s why our Dallas landscapers are ready to help. We carefully understand our customer’s vision and transform their garden dreams into a reality.
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