Are your garden’s flowerbeds your pride and joy? If so, you’ll want to ensure that they are as protected as possible before the arrival of the spring rains that could see delicate blooms being damaged or even washed away. Below are some handy tips that will provide just that little bit of additional protection to your flowers.
Remove any Dead blooms and Debris
Over time, debris such as twigs, leaves, and dead flower heads will accumulate among your prized flowerbeds and these can cause a fair bit of damage when the heavy rains arrive. Ensuring that all accumulated debris is removed will help prevent it from becoming tangled among your flowers and damaging them or worse – uprooting them.
Ensure Adequate Drainage is Available
Water that accumulates around your flowerbeds can quickly cause plants to drown, so proper drainage is essential. Ensure that there is proper runoff available that slopes away from your flowerbeds and that nothing is blocking it.
Support Taller Plants
If you have taller plants among your flowers, it’s strongly recommended that these be given a little additional support before the spring rains arrive. This can involve pushing items such as metal supports, wooden stakes or virtually any other long, sturdy item into the ground next to these plants and tying it onto the longer stems. Doing this will prevent the longer plants from being washed over and causing damage to the flowers below them.
Provide Root Protection
Your flower’s roots will need to be protected during heavy downpours and one of the best ways to do this is by mulching around them. Mulch should be approximately two to three inches thick, but at the same time, it must be kept away from the flower heads and leaves.
Turn Off Sprinkler Systems
If you have an automated sprinkler system throughout your yard and garden, you may want to consider turning it off before the heavy rains arrive. Flowerbeds that receive too much water will result in plant roots becoming waterlogged – which will cause them to die.
Enlist the Help of Professionals
If all of the above advice is leaving you feeling overwhelmed, there’s no need to worry because professional help is at hand. We have experienced gardeners and landscapers available who will be able to prep the flowerbeds at your home, condo block, or office park and ensure that they remain looking attractive all year round.
Our team of professionals will not only be able to help you prepare small and large flowerbeds for rainy weather; they can perform a host of other gardening and landscaping services at residential and commercial properties as well.
If you would like to learn more about ensuring that your flowerbeds are adequately prepared for the upcoming spring rains, get in touch with our team today. We’ll be able to provide advice regarding the best types of flowers to plant on your residential or commercial property and if required, a long-term care and maintenance contract can be drawn up for you as well.