Landscaping is one of the first things people see when they look at a house. For this reason, you want your landscaping to look great. If you were not happy with the landscaping you did last year, now is the time to plan for the changes that you want to make. Adding a flower garden to your yard can make a big difference in the way it looks. If you do not have a flower garden currently, you can build one yourself. Below is more information about this so you will be ready when the weather warms up.
When it comes to choosing the flowers for your flower garden, you have many to choose from. If you go to a garden center, they will only sell what grows well in your area, so you know they will grow well for you.
Annuals, which you have to replace every year, generally grow very quickly and are very hardy flowers. Some great annuals you could choose include:
If you want less work, you should plant perennials, which are flowers that come back each year. Some perennials that grow great include:
- Black-eyed Susan
You also have to take into consideration the sun requirements. Some flowers grow well in full sun, while others want more shade. Watch your flower garden for a few days and write down where the sun shines on the bed. For example, it may cover half the bed with sunshine in the morning, and by afternoon the entire bed may be covered in sunshine.
Choosing an Edging
You need to put an edging around your flower garden. This not only makes the garden look nice but also prevents weeds and grass from growing into the garden. This can help save you a lot of time from pulling weeds and will keep your flowers healthier. This is because weeds steal water and nutrients from flowers.
There are many types of edging you can use. There is a metal edging that you can purchase at a garden center. This edging is pushed in the ground around the perimeter of the flower garden.
You can also purchase decorative rocks to place around the flower garden. If you choose this, dig a trench that is a few inches deep first and then place the rocks into the trench. If you have concrete, you can use this as an edging. Concrete edging is durable and will last for years.
If you need help doing any of this, contact a landscaping contractor in your area to help you. They can also give you many other tips on how to make your landscaping look great. Contact a company like Estate Landscape for more information and assistance.