Installing a Planting Bed

The installation of a planting bed can bring color and beauty to your property and increase your home’s value. Since most installations involve adding new plantings around a home’s exterior, this can also help prevent soil erosion near the foundation.

Most new installations are completed in the spring, early summer, or fall. Before planting, landscapers often work to get the soil into peak condition by using compost, expanded shale, or sand to improve drainage and pH values. After the bed has been prepared, landscapers fill it with the client’s choice of ornamental plantings, such as annual and perennial flowers, shrubs, or small-specimen trees like Japanese maples or hollies.