Many people love to see beautiful flower gardens. Those who like flower gardens, may even decide to plant their own flower bed.
To make a flower bed look as nice as possible it is a good idea to plan to mulch around the flower bed. Mulching helps to maintain a consistent temperature for the flowers, and helps to prevent weeds from overtaking the flowers.
Before you can mulch you will need to plan where to place your flower bed, and the design. After you have done that completely clearing that area will be helpful. Remove any sticks, weeds, grass anything that does not belong.
A raised flower bed will usually be the easiest to maintain. If you make a raised bed you will want to buy peat moss, and potting soil or garden soil. You can buy these items at Lowe’s, Wal-Mart, and most any store that sells plants, and gardening supplies.
After you have made the raised bed you can plant flowers, using either bulbs, plants or seeds. It is even possible to use a combination of these. Once the flowers are planted the time to mulch your flowers is in the early spring and again in the fall.
Mulching in the spring helps to prevent weeds from over taking the plants, and helps to maintain a consistent temperature. Using organic mulch is not the best for a flower garden because it can attract various pests. Mice, rabbits, snails, and slugs for example.
Mulching with inorganic mulch can be a way to help reduce the waste that goes into the landfills. It also does not need to be re-done as often. Because it doesn’t break down the way organic mulch does.
You can buy mulch at Lowe’s, Wal-Mart (in the spring and summer as this is a seasonal buy at Wal-Mart), you can also buy mulch at most gardening supply stores and feed stores.
Once your flower bed is planted the mulch you have decided on needs to be placed around your flowers. Using a small shovel you can shovel a small amount at a time, then use a rake to smooth things out.
A flower bed should be mulched at least four inches deep if using organic materials. If using non organic materials at least two inches deep. You will not need as much of the non-organic mulch because it will last longer not breaking down.