Adding flowers to a yard is a way to instantly make things look colorful and beautiful. One way to add flowers is to build a flower bed. This way you have one area to plant a variety of flowers in varying heights and spreads. This can be fun to do but you do need to make sure you have the things you need before you get started, two of which are listed below.
To give your flowers a healthy start you should put approximately three to five inches of topsoil over the subsoil of the flower bed. This is because topsoil has a lot of nutrients in it that you cannot find in the subsoil.
When you purchase topsoil, you must make sure it is high quality. To know this, the soil will look darker when compared to the subsoil. This darkness represents nutrients and other organic matter. Good topsoil will also retain water, which is beneficial as it keeps flowers watered longer.
Add a two the three-inch layer of mulch over the top soil when you are finished planting your flowers and you will be giving your flowers the best start in life that you can. Mulch will help retain moisture to help prevent plants from drying out. Mulch also kills weeds as the weeds will not be able to get sun.
Flower Bed Edging
Once you create your flower bed you should put an edging around it. This edging will make the flower bed look nice but also be beneficial. This is because edging will prevent grass and weeds from moving into the flower bed.
You can find landscaping rocks to use as an edging. You could also hire a concrete contractor to put an edging around the flower bed. With this the contractor will first dig a trench around the flower bed, fill the trench will gravel, and then lay the concrete over the gravel to fill in the trench. You can choose colored concrete if you choose and can even stamp the concrete while it is still wet.
There is also metal edging, which is flexible and is pushed into the ground around the perimeter of the flower bed. This metal can come in a variety of colors and widths.
Talk with a landscaping contractor, such as from Purdy Topsoil & Gravel, about top soil and flower bed edging and they can give you more information about them. The landscaping contractor can also help you choose flowers for your flower bed and help you get everything set up.