2 Tips To Make Your Flower Gardens Look Better

If you have been setting up your landscaping and included flower gardens there are likely things you can do to make the gardens look even better. Below are two tips to help you do this so you can be proud of your landscaping.

Use Edging

If you have flower gardens on your property you should use an edging around them. This not only makes the flower gardens look much better but is also beneficial. Edging keeps grass and weeds from spreading into the garden. This can save you a lot of time as you would not be constantly picking the weeds.

There are many different types of edging you can choose from. Concrete landscape edging is one type that is durable and will last a long time. Concrete edging comes in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes so you have many options to choose from. Hire a concrete contractor to install concrete edging for you to be sure it is done correctly. They will first need to dig a trench before they put in the edging. 

Another type of edging available is known as strip edging. This edging is made of plastic, aluminum, or steel. You use plastic or metal stakes to hold the edging in place. This edging is pliable so you can easily bend it to go around different shapes and curves. 

Use Mulch

Along with edging put mulch in the flower garden. This is beneficial as mulch will not only keep weeds from growing but will help hold in moisture for the soil. Mulch blocks the sun so weeds will not grow. You do have to make sure you push the mulch away from the flowers, so you do not smother them. Pushing them away a few inches will work well. Put about two to three inches of mulch over the flower gardens. 

There is organic mulch which is made of softwood or hardwood chips, grass clippings, cardboard, newspaper, compost, evergreen needles, and leaves. This mulch is organic as the mulch decomposes and this will improve the soil. The mulch will last you throughout the growing season. 

There is an inorganic mulch that does not decompose. This means you will not have to worry about replacing the mulch often. Options of inorganic mulch include landscape fabric, stone, rock, crushed dust, rubber, and more. Both mulches will work well for your flower gardens.

Hire a landscape contractor if you need help with any other landscaping on your property.