Friday, April 19, 2013

Preparing Your Flowerbeds For Spring

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

How do you get your yard ready for Spring? One of the first things we do when fixing up our flower beds is mulch.   Scotts Florida Select Natural Eucalyptus Mulch it is grown right here in Florida for Florida.  It gets so hot and dry here we really feel like mulch is a necessity for our plants. The mulch helps keep the moisture in and the weeds out!

There are several steps we have to do to get our flower beds ready for Spring.
  • To begin with weed and pull out any dead plants from the previous season
  • Till up your soil and add new if needed. 
  • Add fertilizer 
  • Plant your plants 
  • Add your mulch
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Natural Eucalyptus mulch has several benefits.  Eucalyptus is considered a renewable resource. It grows and replenishes 4 times more qucikly than Cypres. Making it great for sustainable gardening.  This is a natural mulch made from plantation and other growth.  As we mentioned above it is effective at blocking sun and weeds and keeping the moisture in, and it is local.

Mulch in the flowerbed

There are several different  gardening supplies that will make getting your flower beds ready easier. You need to be sure you have a good hand rake to help with weeding. A small garden shovel and a larger one will also come in handy.  Pick out your flowers a head of time and set them out in the areas you want to plant them.  Be sure you have a long water hose that will reach your beds and make watering easier. Know what kid of soil you have. If you need to add  soil to it to make it richer and more nutrient do so.  If you have poor soil you'll have a hard time getting anything to grow.  Once you have all of your supplies out and about you'll be ready to begin the above steps and get your beds ready.

Scotts Mulch for SpringAre you wondering what you need to actually do with the mulch? Don't worry once you get started the job is pretty easy.  You spread the mulch three inches deep. Use the mulch in flower beds, around trees, shrubs, flowers, vegetables and seeds that have already germinated.

Spring flower BedsIf you are not located in  Florida don't worry. Scotts Nature Scapes mulch is an optoin for your landscaping needs.  It comes in 3 different colors:
Scotts Nature Scapes Advanced Classic Black photo ScreenShot2013-04-04at13618PM_zps99d72d69.png
Advanced Classic Black

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Sierra Red

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And Deep Forest
 These are all natural forest products with no waste wood and come in a variety of textures.  Scotts mulch helps maintain moisture, prevent weeds, and create a groomed landscape all year long.  Keep your flowerbeds looking good!

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