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Flower beds gardens

The flower beds break the monotony and stand out in the green gardens thanks to their splendid scenographic and decorative effect but they must also be considered from a functional point of view. They can in fact delimit the spaces and areas of the garden itself and therefore, before thinking about their location, it is good to dedicate some time to the design of the entire space. Understanding which areas will be dedicated to passage, relaxation or simply ornamental ones, is therefore fundamental. It is also advisable to take into account the presence, in the garden itself, of other plants. In fact, it is not recommended to place the flower beds near outdoor plants with too deep roots, to prevent them from taking away nutrients and water necessary for the growth and care of the flowers. And then, before arranging the flower beds, special tillage will be necessary. In fact, it is advisable to dig deep to remove stones and weeds that spontaneously creep into gardens and hordes and can sometimes become weeds. If the soil is not particularly rich, you will have to proceed with a nice potassium-based fertilization: the most suitable and easily found on the market. And then, thinking carefully about where and how, you will have to dig holes if you choose bulbous plants and for this operation, you can use a bulb planter.

On the basis of the project, the materials for the borders will be chosen with which to define the flower beds: they will be hedges of flowers when you want to divide the areas well but also brick walls or bricks for the lower borders. And then you have to choose the green or flower leaf plants, suitable for the flowerbed itself, which can give a healthy and colorful appearance. To have colorful and luxuriant flower beds, you will need above all a lot of patience and a lot of care: with time it will be possible to see a good result.


What factors to evaluate for a flower bed

The plants chosen for the flower beds are generally annual: in addition to being beautiful and luxuriant, they must in fact withstand the harshest climates - hot and cold - and preferably, have the same flowering period. An example may be the Pelargonium (geranium), Petunia and the small-flowered Tagetes. Before purchasing the plants in question, it will therefore be necessary to also evaluate other factors: in addition to the flowering period, the exposure - shade, semi shade, sun, wind -, the type of soil and, for an exclusively aesthetic factor, the colors of flowers. If then the flowerbed will rise near the house or perhaps next to a patio, it will be good to inquire about the ability of some plants to attract insects or birds.

When purchasing plants, it is best to pay attention to their appearance which must be healthy and luxuriant. Those perennials must still be young and with roots that are not overly developed while those with flowers will be purchased in bud.

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