Ridding your flowerbeds of weeds is never a fun job. Sure, you might get some sun and exercise during this task, but removing weeds seems to be a job that never ends. You can eliminate this portion of beautifying your lawn by planting your annual flowers in pots, and then burying them! This guide walks you through the entire, simple process.
Step 1: Get What You Need to Do the Job
When choosing your pots, pick various sizes and colors to add dimension and character to your flowerbed. However, it's perfectly fine to pick pots that are all the same size if you prefer.
Step 2: Arrange the Pots
Place all the pots into place in the flowerbed area. Step back and review your work to ensure that you like how it looks. Rearrange the pots until you achieve the desired look.
The premise is that you can choose many different ways to arrange the pots. You may want them closer together or further apart. You can choose to put smaller pots for smaller flowers in the front, or between bigger pots. You are only limited by your imagination.
Step 3: Dig the Holes
Put on your gardening gloves and begin digging holes in your flowerbed area. Dig only as deep as the flowerpots. To determine whether you've dug far enough, dig several inches and place the pot into the hole. Continue digging until the pot sits firmly in the ground, with just the top edge sticking out of the hole.
Step 4: Plant the Flowers
Open the bags of potting soil and fill the pots up to about three quarters from the top. Place your flowers into the soil, and then add more potting soil around the bottom of the flowers to cover the bulbs and roots.
Pat the soil down, and then water the flowers with your garden hose as needed.
Choose to surround your pots with mulch, rocks or just let the grass grow up against them. Keep in mind that if you simply allow the grass to grow, you'll need to cut the grass with a weed trimmer, because your lawn mower won't have the ability to cut right up against the pots. Additionally, you'll need to replace your annuals each year. However, your home's landscape can feature a different look every spring. Ask a landscaper (such as one from 5 Star Lawnscaping) for other ideas on beautifying your lawn with a weed-free flowerbed.Share
23 April 2015
Landscaping can be a lot of fun, you can beautify your property and can actually increase the value of your home. Unfortunately, landscaping a lawn that has never been touched by a landscaper before can be difficult. You have to use the right kind of plants for the environment, know what to look for to address water control and what to do to make the design as easy to manage as possible. I have worked with my landscaper for several years to create a beautiful garden-like setting around my home. To find out what you need to know to accomplish the perfectly landscaped property you want read on.