Build a Beautiful and Easy DIY Flowerbed in 5 Steps

Build a Beautiful and Easy DIY Flowerbed in 5 Steps

Building a beautiful DIY flowerbed can be a little time-consuming, but it’s a relatively easy way to give your landscaping a stunning and long-lasting upgrade. Getting started with a new flowerbed can be a bit tricky, but if you understand the process, you’ll have it done in no time. Luckily, we’re breaking it all down step by step, Let’s take a closer look.

Before Getting Started

In states where all four seasons fully develop, springtime is an exciting time to be a gardener: it’s where the majority of your flowers will bloom, breathing new life into your space and setting the stage for the rest of the year. In Florida, mild winters make for a more subtle transition–but there are still plenty of plants that especially thrive between March and June here. These include:

Decide: do you want to dig or not?

  • Digging, in-ground flower beds: good to blend your flowers seamlessly into your lawn or create a more durable landscaping design
  • Raised: easier, faster, customizable, can repurpose old materials (wood, cinder blocks, pavers) to build/decorate it.

Map it out

  • Find the location and measure dimensions (especially if it’s going to be raised and you’re buying supplies)
  • If a raised bed: determine what supplies you’ll need to build + decorate it

Do your research

About which flowers to plant when, what is the best fertilizer to use, and how often to use it

Step One: Prep Your Space

If you’re digging up sod, this is the time to do it

If you’re doing a no-dig grass removal, step-by-step instructions

If you’re installing a raised bed, begin to build it and add the foundation for the soil (old cardboard, egg cartons, etc.)

Step Two: Add (Good) Soil and Prevent Deterioration

Understand what is good (fertilized) vs bad (un-amended) soil

Florida’s soil is notoriously nutrient deficient due to constant summer rains and high sand concentrations

Things to prevent include weed growth, soil erosion

This is less common in raised flower beds

No matter what, good edging is a good idea

Step Three: Start Planting!

Map out your spacing to ensure that each variety has plenty of room to grow

Be careful about depotting your plants; different flowers fare differently when being moved, so do plenty of research.

Step Four: Add Your Decorations

Be sure to water as you plant

Add in wood chips and/or mulch; this is a key step that shouldn’t be skipped, as it will prevent weed growth and infestations

Step Five: Admire Your Work

Gardening is a labor of love, and your hard work will earn you a beautifully transformed landscape in no time.

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