A vibrant flowerbed is a great addition to any yard. Flowers not only add colour and flair to your home, planting and caring for these plants can be a great family activity and help get the kids outside. As the premier agent for all your Vernon real estate needs, I would like to offer you the following tips on how you can create a fabulous flowerbed today.
Dig it Up
Before you can plant any flowers, you will need to do some preparation on the actual bed. Remove any weeds, debris, sticks and stones from the soil as these can interfere with the growth of your flowers. After removing these obstacles, it is a good idea to add a few bags or wheelbarrows full of top soil, to give your flowerbed some extra nutrients. Be sure that the soil is loose to allow the delicate root systems of your flowers a chance to take hold.
A vibrant and healthy flowerbed is full of a wide variety of flowers and plants. This selection not only adds a host of colours to your yard, it will also allow you to enjoy your flowerbed for the entire season, as different flowers bloom at different times. Take a trip to your local nursery and choose your favourites.
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When you get back from the nursery and unload your flowers, be sure to water them, as transporting flowers can be stressful on them.
The Planting Process
When planting your flowers, make sure that you pay particular attention to the tag that is included with each plant. This tag has invaluable information, such as:
- How much water and sun that particular flower will need.
- How big the flower will grow – you will want to plant larger flowers in the back of the bed so that they do not overcrowd or choke out smaller flowers.
- The proper spacing and depth each flower requires to grow.
After you have planted your flowers give them a thorough watering as the transplanting stage can be stressful and you want the root systems to take hold as soon as possible.
Take a moment and stand back to admire all your hard work and enjoy the kaleidoscope of colours. Now is the time to get the family involved and establish a routine, so that you can keep your flowers healthy for the upcoming summer. This routine should include:
- A regular watering schedule.
- A maintenance schedule that includes weeding and removing any dead or unwanted plants.
A flowerbed is great family activity and can give the kids a sense of responsibility and ownership. Flowers will also add a whole new dimension to your yard for the upcoming summer. If you would like more information on how you can create a fabulous flowerbed or are interested in some of the great real estate opportunities that abound in Vernon, please contact me today. I look forward to working with you soon.