Foliage Bedding

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated November 4, 2016)

Foliage bedding is perhaps one of the most important aspects of creating a flower bed that is truly amazing. Luckily there are a few guidelines that you can use to help ensure that you choose the best possible foliage bedding for your needs. After all, not only do you want to pick something that will look fantastic, but also thrive in your garden.

  • Do some research. Before you begin planting anything, you need to do a bit of research. This means that you need to research your particular area, region, plants, weather, and other related topics. By having this information on hand you will be able to more accurately choose foliage bedding which will grow and thrive in your area, while also creating a look that you simply love.
  • Know your soil. After you have done some research on your plants and area, you will also learn a bit about the soil and nutrient requirements for the plants you may be interested in. Once you know that information, you can then get a basic test of your soil to see if it fits within the range of your plants.
  • How big of an area? Before you make your final decision on plants, you also need to decide on how large of an area to work with. This is important since different types of foliage will grow to different sizes and you need to plan accordingly. Make sure that you also choose a location that will work best with the type of plants you are thinking of using.
  • How much time? You also need to think about how much time you are willing to spend on your new flower bed. If you are not interested in spending a whole lot of time in your garden, you will want to choose some plants that are low maintenance. However, if you actually enjoy spending timeout in the garden on a daily basis you will be able to go with a wider selection of plants.

There is one final guideline that you must keep in mind before you begin planting any foliage bedding, and that is to take your time. Too often beginning gardeners rush into a project thinking that they can get everything done in record time, and have it all turn out spectacular. Unfortunately, this strategy typically results in ruined gardens and an ugly decor. Take your time, and ensure that you get it right the first time.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

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