Family Fun - Grow your own Fabulous Flowerbed

If you are looking for a great family activity this spring, in your newly purchased dream home, then look no further.  A brightly coloured flowerbed is a great addition to any front yard.  As the premier agent for all your Crestwood Springfarm Yorkhill real estate needs, I would like to offer you the following tips on how you can enjoy a fabulous flowerbed this spring.  

Make your Bed

Before planting your first flower, it is important to lay the groundwork for a healthy flowerbed by doing some preparatory steps.  You will want to start with a weed and rock free bed to allow your flowers to thrive and take root.  Once you have cleared out the debris, add some topsoil to provide much needed nutrients and don’t forget to turn the soil to loosen it up.  Loose soil will make the planting step easier and will encourage proper rooting, aeration and drainage. 

Nursery Time

Now that you have prepared your flowerbed, it is time to visit your local nursery and pick out the flowers that you want in your bed.  Try to choose a wide variety of flowers to give your garden a kaleidoscope of colours. 

Here’s the deal:

Water your flowers the minute you unload them from your car.  Moving flowers can be stressful, so to keep your flowers healthy until they are transplanted, give them ample water. 

Be Choosy

When choosing the different flowers, pay attention to the potential height of each flower as well as their specific needs.  You do not want to plant taller flowers in front of smaller, more delicate flowers as they will be choked out.  Plan your flowerbed according to heights and each flower’s individual requirements.

Follow the Instructions

Each flower will come with a tag.  Pay attention to this tag as it will have important details such as:

  • How big the flower will grow.
  • How often it needs to be watered.
  • How much sunlight it needs in order to survive.

Keep this information in mind when you transplant each flower into your flowerbed.  Ensure that you have properly spaced the flowers and that you have planted each flower at the proper depth.  Once you have planted all of your flowers, thoroughly water the flowerbed as transplanting is stressful on flowers. 

Family Fun

After the initial planting phase of your flowerbed, it is important to set up a weekly routine to ensure that your garden stays healthy and vibrant for the upcoming summer.  A weekly watering routine as well as sporadic weeding can become a great family activity and give kids a sense of ownership and responsibility. 

A flowerbed is a great addition to any home and is a simple and fun activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family.  If you would like more information on how to create a beautiful array of flowers or would like to see some of the exciting real estate properties that abound in the Crestwood Springfarm Yorkhill area, please contact me today.  I look forward to hearing from you soon.