Aug 09, 2012
How to choose the perfect flowers for your flower beds.
Here are 5 matters to consider before planning your flower beds.
• Sun Exposure: Sun exposure plays a vital role in the survival of your flowers. Some varieties need full sun, while others cannot tolerate full exposure. Before choosing your flowers and the location of your beds, study the sun exposure in your yard.
• Soil Conditions: Use a pH test kit to analyze your soil. You may need to add top soil and fertilizer to create optimal growing conditions.
• Climate: Research each flower and plant you are interested in planting. Check the hardiness zone for each one and research the lowest and highest temperatures they can handle.
• Drainage: Proper drainage is important for your flower beds. If there isn’t adequate drainage, your plants roots can be damaged.
• Colors: Choose flowers with colors that go together well. Pay attention to whether the flowers you choose are perennial or annual.
Once your flowers and plants are chosen, you can now design your beds. To add dimension to your landscaping, you can raise some of the beds. Outline each bed with landscape edging and finish off with quality mulch that will help the plants and flowers thrive.
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