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Flower Beds Care and Maintenance

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Flower beds are a beautiful decoration for your landscape so if you are still in doubt because of the care and maintenance read these tips to keeping your flower beds beautiful. You will see that the flower beds maintenance is not that difficult and time-consuming as you might think. The decorative power of flower beds is indisputable so you can build them under the windows or along the pathway to a house or anywhere in the garden. Here are some simple tips on flower beds care and maintenance:

Flower Beds Care and Maintenance

Weeding

If you don’t want your flowers to be outgrown by weeds weeding should be your regular chore. Just pull out the weeds as you spot them. That’s all. No need to kneel and look for them, though the spring cleaning should involve thorough weeding. Just don’t let them grow and germinate. Five minutes for weeding every day should suffice.

Mulching

Mulching has many purposes but one of them will help you keep your garden chores to a minimum. Mulching doesn’t let weeds to grow. At least not that rapidly as they usually do. Mulch should be carefully spread on top of  bare soil two to four inches high. Other benefits of mulching include water economy as it helps retain it, and even temperature, which is great for summer heat and winter cold. When spreading the mulch be sure to protect perennials and tree bark from it.

It’s best to spread mulch in spring after the big cleaning. There are various kinds of natural mulch that serve the function well.

Trimming

Spotted a dead blossom or leaves? Remove them. Keep the flower beds clean from dead plants and parts in order to maintain the look and health of the flower bed. If some of the flowers have grown higher than others stake them for a better look of your flower beds.

Watering

The drip irrigation has many advantages including local watering, use for recycled water, minimal soil erosion and many others. The watering depends on many factors from soil type, hardiness zone and so on so you should consider your water schedule keeping all of those factors in mind. Usually it’s an inch of water per week but that becomes tentative as temperatures change.

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