Tips for Proper Flower Bed Maintenance

Tulips bouquet on pink background with copyspace Free PhotoA flower bed requires regular maintenance to keep it looking healthy. First, you must ensure that the flower bed receives an appropriate amount of water. To assess the moisture content of the soil, take a trowel and dig about 3 inches down, or a few inches deeper if the soil is dry. You should water until the soil feels moist, but not overly wet, to a depth of about 6 inches. You should water in the morning rather than in the evening in order to prevent disease.

A healthy flower bed also requires regular weeding. Inspect your flower beds on at least a weekly basis and remove weeds as soon as you see them. While you’re inspecting your beds, pick off any damaged leaves. Leaves that have spots, holes, or ragged edges might have an insect problem. If you are unsure about the best way to treat the plant, bring a sample of it to your local garden center or call your landscaper to ask for help.

Mulching As Part of a Spring Cleanup

Brendan Wetzel is an established presence in the Bucks County, Pennsylvania, community who leads Yardley Landscaping Company. Committed to client satisfaction, Brendan Wetzel has extensive knowledge of everything from weed control to yard maintenance.

A key part of an efficient spring cleanup involves mulching. One way to keep your lawn strong and healthy is by mulching, which involves double-cutting your grass, then re-cutting it within the deck of a mulching mower. The latter has a deck that is spacious, rounded, and sealed, which provides the grass with room to move around. Strategically placed deflectors keep the grass circulating, with a specially shaped blade forcing grass clippings down to the turf after they have been re-cut.

The mulch breaks down quickly and provides the grass with nutrient-rich phosphates and nitrogen that stimulate new growth. At the same time, it provides a protective covering that helps to prevent weed growth and conserves water. On balance, mulch offers an economical, environmentally friendly way of reusing lawn trimmings that will also cut down on waste.

How to Overseed Your Lawn


An experienced landscaping professional and entrepreneur, Brendan Wetzel is the owner of the Bucks County, Pennsylvania-based Yardley Landscaping and Paving Company. For more than a decade, Brendan Wetzel has managed the company, where he applies his expertise in pruning, fertilizing, and lawn seeding.

A worn-out lawn with bare spots invites weed growth. Consider overseeding to protect against this problem and to ensure a lush and healthy green lawn. While reseeding involves the planting of an entirely new lawn, overseeding is the process of seeding over an existing lawn to thicken up relatively bare areas. Overseeding is most effective when the soil is warm, so those who live in colder regions should do so in the fall, while those who reside in warmer, southern areas should overseed in late spring into mid-summer.

Before doing this, it is important to mow your lawn shorter than you normally would and rake immediately afterward to remove dead grass and loosen the soil. This improves access to the soil for the grass seed so that it can germinate and root. You can use either an overseeding product or grass seed. If you’re using the latter, make sure to spread about a quarter of an inch of enriched soil over the grass. Water once or twice per day until the seedlings reach the desired height.

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