Taking Care of Your Flower Beds
Every week, we’ll step in to make sure there are no weeds in your flower beds, and make sure everything else looks good too. That includes getting down in the dirt and weeding by hand, trimming overgrown ground cover, deadheading those flowers, and generally keeping you out of the mulch. If your flower beds need taking care of, we can handle it.
However, our goal is to make your flowers look as nice as possible in the way that works best for you. So if you'd like to try your hand at taking care of your own flowers, keep reading for some tips on how to do so.
A healthy flower bed starts before there are any flowers at all. It starts with the soil. You'll want to make sure it gets to a sort of fluffy consistency and texture, as opposed to packed down hard. This can be done through tilling, and adding amendments like compost or manure (which help the soil retain water better when it decomposes.) So check to make sure that the soil has a nice softer texture to it if you're concerned about your flowers' health.
Next on the checklist is regularly watering your flowers. There's not a whole lot the plants can do to survive and thrive without getting enough water. If you notice your flowers are starting to wilt, that's a telltale sign that something about your watering treatment plan is not working. However, that doesn't automatically mean you're not watering enough. When you're watering too much, the flowers will also wilt and look similar to when they haven't had enough water. The best way to know for sure is to push your finger into the soil around the flowers. Is it soggy or dry? That will give you your answer.
Then, you'll want to think about fertilizer. This part is similar to watering in that you need to find the sweet spot between too much and too little. Too much fertilizer can burn your flowers, while too little will hurt the amount of blossoms. It's also important to use the right kind of fertilizer for your soil and flower type, so that you are using the right amount of fertilizer. You can test the soil pH in your garden and do some research on the type of flowers you have, and once you know what fertilizer is best, follow the directions on the packaging in order to use the right amounts.
Finally, you can help your flowers to flourish by hand weeding or hoeing whenever you get the chance. This is more environmentally friendly and less complicated than using a weed killer. All the above steps also go into preventing weeds.
If you follow these guidelines, your flowers should look noticeably more healthy. If you have any doubts about doing this yourself, give us a call and we'd be happy to take care of your flowers for you.
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