We are ready to rip apart our nasty flower beds from the winter beating and get busy beautifying the yard. Flower beds are the easiest and most common way to add curb appeal. Before my husband and I moved here in 2008, my dad was “anti” flower beds.
He wanted no part of maintaining them and even more so, wanted no part of dealing with mulch spilling over to the grass. Our pool area is one of the more difficult areas to maintain as the mulch constantly runs into the pool area when it rains.
This year, we need to address the mulched area around the pool. Now is the perfect time be be inspired to get outside and get busy. I have rounded up a few ideas so enjoy the slide show 🙂
Curve your borders to define the yard from the driveway via BHG.
Edging, hosta and boxwood make a perfect entrance to any front door via BHG.
Mix and match perennials and annuals planting the higher plants towards the back via Houzz.
Accent a front porch with a flower garden full of green, yellow and pink flowers via BHG.
Last year we edged and mulched a simple flower bed around two of the large trees in our front yard. Because the tree roots are so large, this year, we plan on bringing in some loom to build up the flower bed so my mom can plant annuals around the base of the tree.
This was the flower bed last year, minus the flowers. To many projects and not enough time so the flower beds didn’t get complete.
Flower bed ideas are endless, many being extravagant. We prefer the more simple route. I will be sharing our curb appeal projects and the down and dirty process as soon as the snow melts. In the mean time, be sure to check out our gardening + flower pinterest board for flower bed ideas and inspiration.