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Flower Bed Makeover {Before and After}

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Our flower bed makeover is finally complete and I am thrilled to share our before and after pictures with you. You may have seen our before and during posts where I shared the prep and debris removal as well as getting rid of the weeds with Specracide. Spectracide invited us to be a part of their backyard project series and today, the flower bed is done. Yay!

flower bed makeover before and afterHere is the flower bed before, about a month ago.

flower bed makeover before and afterHere is the flower bed now, a month later.

flower bed makeover before and afterAs you can see the hydrangea bushes in the background haven’t quite bloomed yet. In about a month, they will be in full bloom until the end of September. We still have a few sets of different perennials that are due to start popping through in mid-July so in the mean time, I purchased inexpensive New Guinea Impatiens to fill in the flower bed adding a pop of red and white color.

Flower Bed Makeover Before and After2After a couple wheel barrow loads of debris removal, killing the weeds with Spectracide and raking out the old mulch, we were ready for new mulch. We also re-loomed and added new grass seed.

Flower Bed Makeover Before and After2The hosta is coming in nicely and will fill in most of the flower bed towards the grass line. We live in Massachusetts and we are a few weeks behind with spring plant growth. I think our long winter and mother nature confused our perennials! ha

flower bed makeover before and after

I can’t wait to share in a month or so when the rest of the perennials have taken over this flower bed.

flower bed makeover before and after

Thank you to Spectracide for inviting us to participate in their backyard project makeover series. My mom is especially happy with this flower bed and the progress it has made over the last month. This weekend is the perfect weekend to get busy on your own flower beds and yard projects. Be sure to check out part 1 and part 2 of this series makeover and learn how to use the Spectracide weed and grass killer to create your own flower bed just like this one!

I want to thank you all for the support on this project. Be sure to follow the Spectracide Facebook page for giveaways, savings and tips.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Spectracide. The opinions and text are all mine.

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