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Excavate Challenging Terrain And Transform Into Colorful Beds And Borders

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Bring warm, summer colors to your yard this season with a garden bed or flowering border on your new property. These landscaping features optimize small or difficult spaces, creating vibrant details around your home's foundation, fencing, or in any small green-spaces. Try the following tactics to plant colorful summer gardens on your newly excavated or rugged terrain:

Excavating the property

Excavation contractors can easily dig and remove rocky soil or troublesome terrain, such as hills, clay, or stone. Once this area is dug up, arrange to have them deliver fill to your site to provide your garden's foundation and top-soil. Add fertilizer and nutrients to this fill to create a soil that many hardy plants will thrive in.

Buying your plants

When buying plants for your beds and borders, consider whether annual or perennial varieties are most practical. Annuals will bloom once a year, dying at the end of the season and requiring replanting each year before they will bloom. Perennials, on the other hand, will remain dormant during the off-seasons and bloom year after year during their peak times of year.

Choosing your colors.

Summer beds and borders that are in sunny locales are ideal for many different vibrant colors of flowers. It seems that the deeper and richer the color of the bloom is, the more sun the plant will require, with a few exceptions. Combine bold and beautiful flowers with lush, textured foliage and some dusty, muted fillers to create a captivating display.

Planting a bed.

When planting your summer garden bed, mix compost in with the soil and turn it over a few times to combine. Space pots of plants around 18 to 24- inches apart, and frequently remove the "dead-heads" to promote growth and foster new blossoms on your flowers. Use unique foliage to fill in later, including pots of wild ginger or sea holly, transplanting them directly into the ground.

Bordering a fence.

When planting a border near a fence, you will want to pay attention to the height of your plants and flowers for the most aesthetic appearance and best results. Dig or excavate a trench along your foundation or fencing, and mix in compost to create a rich soil for your seedlings. Plant taller varieties first, near the structure, such as black-eyed Susan or Glads, and then gradually use smaller plants in front, such as petunias or marigolds; you may fill in with ground-cover plants such as sweet pea or creeping thyme.

Summer is the time to add a pop of color to your home's curb appeal, and the perfect way to do this is with colorful garden beds and borders. Work with excavation contractor to dig, fill, and grade areas that you want to plant. Talk with retailers about the best choices for your growing-zone, and regarding plants most likely to thrive in the climate.

To learn more, contact a company like Jenkins Plumbing & Excavation with any questions you have.