A bright and colourful flowerbed is a great addition to any yard. Not only does it complement the landscaping, it is an engaging family activity that will get your kids outside. As the premier agent for all your NOTL real estate needs, I would like to share the following tips on how to get started on your family’s flowerbed today.
A Fresh Start
Weed free and debris free soil is a must if you are going to grow a vibrant and healthy flowerbed. Before doing any planting, take the time to remove weeds or other plants and sift through the soil to remove rocks, sticks or other items. Now it’s time to add a bag or two of top soil to provide extra nutrients.
Pick your Plants
Once you have properly prepared and weeded your bedding soil, it is time to go to your local nursery to pick out the flowers and plants that you will be adding to your bed. Try to choose a wide variety flowers so that you will not only enjoy a host of colours, you will also be able to admire your flowers throughout the spring and summer.
As soon as you have unloaded your flowers from your car, be sure to thoroughly water each flower as any type of transportation will add stress to your delicate plants.
When planting your flowers, pay specific attention to each flower’s tag. This tag will provide the following important information:
- The total size the flower will grow to – this is important because you will want to plant the larger flowers in the back of your bed so that they do not overcrowd the smaller flowers.
- How much sun and water each flower needs.
- Proper planting space and depth.
By following the instructions on these tags, you should be able to plant and enjoy a healthy and vibrant flowerbed for the entire summer season.
After planting your flowers, it is important to water your flowerbed. Transplanting flowers can be hard on the delicate root systems, so to give them a head start and make sure that they have ample water. Once the initial work has been completed, you can put together a routine that includes the entire family. This routine should include:
- A regular watering schedule.
- A consistent weeding routine.
- Any other sporadic maintenance that may be needed such as removing dead flowers.
A flowerbed is a great way for you and your family to get outside and enjoy your yard this spring. It will teach your kids responsibilities and foster a sense of ownership and accomplishment. If you would like other tips on how to create a fabulous flowerbed or are interested in viewing some of the new and exciting properties that abound in NOTL, please contact me today. I look forward to hearing from you soon.