Seeing that flowers are so awesome (for lack of a better word? Not really), how would you like to make your own flowerbed and have some pretty blossoms at your doorstep, waiting to welcome you and all your guests? Great idea! Using these tips you can make and maintain your own flower bed.
Choose the Spot
As you may have easily guessed, the first step in making your flower bed is deciding where you want it to be. For this, you need to take a good look around the exterior of your house. There are some important things that you need to consider before you decide on a spot. For instance, how much sunlight the place gets.
There's no point to have a lower bed in a obscure corner of your backyard, which can be viewed only if you step into the yard. It will be a lot of trouble to make the flower bed. Might as well have it clearly visible! Once you've picked out the area where you want it in, you can mark it using either a stone border, sand or have a small fence fixed around it.
Use a shovel to dig up every inch of the intended flower bed and make the soil loose and free. You'll come across clumps and stones for sure. Throw away the stones, and break up the clumps.
If the soil seems too hard, you may want to wet it a bit and get the work done a little faster and with less effort. Once all the soil is dug up and loosened, use a rake and smoothen it out completely.
Using these results and the soil requirement information of the flowers that you intend to plant, you can compare and make the necessary amendments in the soil to suit the flowers you want to plant. (Note that you may not always have to make changes to your soil.)
This will help you in planning the design of the flower bed. Generally, tall plants are planted in the background and short ones in the foreground to give it more visual appeal. However, you can try out new things like having a circular bed with tall plants forming the center and the shorter ones surrounding the tall ones.
Or, you can also incorporate vines on trellises surrounding the bed, to give it an enclosed appearance from above. Whatever your choice is, make sure all the plants and flowers are clearly visible once they bloom.
Also, if they need partial sun and shade, you can have a retractable shed above the bed (or simply have a green garden net hanging over it when it's sunny). Mulching helps plants grow faster and healthier. So, you may want to try that out too!