Say goodbye to weeds and hello to gorgeous blooms! Learn the secrets to prepping your flower beds for a spectacular spring with these simple tips.
Step 1: Assess Flower BedsTake a good look garden’s current state. Is your existing bed more like the wild west filled with overgrown plants and weeds more than a tidy floral wonderland? Look at your soil, size, drainage and sun exposure.
Step 2: Clear Flower BedsNo masterpiece starts on a cluttered canvas. Thus, it’s time to remove unwanted plants, debris, and weeds. This would include any garden thugs that took over your gardens last season that you want to thin out or completely remove.
Step 3: Feed Your SoilThink of your soil as a living organism that needs nourishment. For your flower garden to thrive, it needs nutrients and organic matter in the soil. Get a soil test, add compost, leaf mold and other organic matter.
Step 4: Raise the Bar (Optional)Dreaming of neat, weed-free beds? Consider raised beds made from wood, stone, corrugated metal, or even repurposed materials. They can offer better drainage with more soil and weed control.
Step 5: Finishing Touches for a Happy BedYou’re almost there! Now let’s add the finishing touches so your flower beds can bloom and thrive all season long. Level the soil and add mulch.
Bonus Tips For Growing Vibrant Flower BedsIf you want to grow a low-maintenance flower bed that thrives with lots of color and interest, learn what plants grow easily in your locality and think outside the box when planting.
Embrace nativeplantsChoosing native plants adapted to your local climate thrive naturally and attract pollinators. They are easy to grow, and care for, and are much less work in the long run.
Follow along to learn more about preparing flower beds for spring.