Almost all homeowners want to have their garden full of blooming bright-colored flowers as spring approaches. A flower bed serves as the highlight of the garden and preparing one takes time, effort, and skills. Hiring a skilled landscape design Eastern Suburbs from Amico will help ensure that your landscape design is beautiful and make sure that your flower garden is healthy and thriving.
Below are some easy steps that even beginners could follow in creating a flower bed which will be the centerpiece of your landscape.
- Choose A Site And Mark It
When you are selecting a site, choose an area that has adequate sunlight throughout the day. You can mark it tentatively with yarn, string or hose. You can create the final shape of your garden using any organic materials, such as salt or flour, which is distinctively recognizable. Note that your flower bed can be of any shape you want and start small. You can always add space for enlargement in the future.
- Get Rid Of All Weeds And Grass
The next step that you should do is to remove all weeds and grass in your chosen area. You can either use a spade or sod cutter to clear the area, mow it down to approximately half an inch or spray it with pesticide before putting down a weed barrier. You will need to weed periodically afterward to maintain your flower bed and keep it healthy. You can also contact garden maintenance Randwick such as Amico to help you if you need assistance in garden maintenance.
- Place YourSoil
Create topsoil by layering your soil on your weed barrier at around 12 inches deep within your chosen area. Next, dig up and till the indigenous soil. Remove all roots, rocks, and other debris that you may find. Lastly, take some soil samples and amend it with organic matter.
- Create An Edge For Your Garden Bed
After placing the soil properly, you can now proceed to create the edge of your garden bed by digging a trench that is approximately 8 inches deep and a few inches wide around the bed which will prevent soil erosion and keep the weeds out. Another technique is to sink an edging material around the garden border such as rocks or bricks.
- Select Which Flowers And Shrubs You Will Place And Create Spacing
Pick flowering plants that will thrive in your selected spot and create tentative spaces for each around the bed. Dig holes to the recommended depth and width in your garden bed. Don’t forget to loosen the roots of each plant before placing it into the hole and wait until the roots have begun to establish before applying any fertilizer.
- Add A Layer Of Mulch
You can add a layer of mulch, such as wood chips and pine straw, in your flower bed to make it healthier. Make sure that your mulch is around 2-3 inches deep so that the soil will retain its moisture and weed growth will be controlled.
- Learn To Water Periodically
Always water your flower bed thoroughly and as needed until the roots become established. Make sure to also water generously during periods of drought. Having a water source near the garden can make it easier for you always to water them when needed.
Making your flower bed and growing plants can be quite tricky and hard. But the results will be worth it once you see the blooming flowers in spring.