Caring for and Maintaining a Flower Bed

As the president of Yardley Landscaping and Paving Company, Brendan Wetzel leverages more than a decade of experience to assist residential and commercial clients throughout Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Dedicated to keeping clients’ yards looking impeccable, Brendan Wetzel and his company offer numerous services, including flower bed maintenance.

Compared to lawns and shrub areas, flower beds usually require more routine maintenance. First, you must pay close attention to how you water your flowers. It may seem like a straightforward task, but overhead watering promotes the spread of disease, and overwatering increases the risk that the flowers will die. To prevent such problems, you should instead set up an irrigation system for the flower bed. Further, good flower fertilizer, with a mix of nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorous, is necessary for the health of flower beds.

Aside from feeding the flowers, you must examine your flower beds on a regular basis for signs of pests or weeds. The process includes checking the leaves for discoloration, stickiness, or holes. In addition, you should look for weeds on a daily or weekly basis. Once any issues are identified, you must act immediately, pulling up the weeds or getting pest treatment for your flower beds. It’s also important that you set about either treating diseased plants or removing them to keep the rest of the bed healthy.

Finally, you should remove damaged leaves and flower petals that have fallen and other ground debris from your flower beds. Leaving this debris in place can strangle the flowers. Flower stems must also be removed as soon as they are finished blooming in order to prevent seeding and encourage new growth.