How to Build a Raised Flowerbed
Setting in a flowerbed is an excellent way to add a sprinkle of color and beauty to your yard, and turn an average yard into a place to stop and smell the roses. All it needs is a little dirt work and a weekend afternoon, and you’ll be ready to plant azaleas and daisies to your heart’s comfortable
How to build a flowerbed
Outline the specific area in the yard where the flower bed is going to be placed. It does not matter whether it is a tree, beneath a window, or even off in the corner of the back- yard; however, it is necessary to know where the bed will be located.
This is going to enable you to estimate the area of soil needed and decide what sort of flowers you want.Are they roses, daffodils, sunflowers? This is going to make a huge contrast, each flower, and every plant require special attention, and like outlining the area of your flowerbed, it is good to understand the flowers before you start planting them.
If you are going to go with the common annual flowers, you will be okay with soil that is set to neutral pH. That essentially means that hydrogen level in the soil is going to be around staple, not too acidic and not too alkaline, but if you have soil that is too acidic or even to alkaline, then you will have trouble growing your flowers.
Now that the flowers and the area are both outlined, it is time to start preparing the soil. The deeper the soil is tilled, the better the plants are going to grow.
If you have thick hard soil like clay, you are going to want to till the ground heavily and amend it will some thinning fertilizers and maybe a foreign soil. You want the dirt to be easily picked up and worked with the hand.
If it will fall in clumps between your fingers that are the good sign. Usually, healthy soil is very dark, almost black looking.
Now finally for accenting your flower bed, you could use a variety of different techniques. I like pavers, or cinder blocks, to make the bed stand out.
However, ensure that whatever you are using to border your flower bed doesn’t distract or draw attention from the focal point of your yard. Don’t get anything that is going to become an eyesore over time; sticking with neutral colors is going to be your best bet when adding to your back yard.