Flowerbeds are the pride of any property, and staying on top of flower bed maintenance is a challenge for many homeowners. Blooms will add color, vibrancy, and life to an otherwise boring yard. Garden management can also help your commercial property’s curb appeal and can boost the property value of your home.
Every garden is different: depending on the elevation of your property, the amount of rain, shade, and sun that reach your flower beds, and the chemical compositions of the soil, certain plants might do better than others (and, unfortunately some types of weeds might do better as well). Some gardens are finicky and have high care requirements, and some are easily managed with little interference. What makes them different are the plants inside, and of course, the maintenance system put in place to take care of them.
Finishing Touches Landscaping & Maintenance specializes in garden management to give you the backyard oasis that you’ve always wanted. Keep reading to learn all about our flowerbed maintenance services.
5-Star Flower Bed Maintenance
Keeping a beautiful garden isn’t always as easy as planting and watering flowers. It’s not uncommon to observe that the most beautiful plants require the greatest amount of upkeep. The work that it takes to keep a garden at its best can be physically taxing, being on your knees and bending down for hours on end.
When you choose Finishing Touches Landscaping & Maintenance, you can expect a garden that looks like the cover of a magazine without the time and the dirty work it takes to achieve it. See our reviews to learn more about why we’re so popular with the communities we work with.
Simple Quoting and Garden Management Process
The quoting and project process we take is simple and straightforward for your convenience. Our form is easy to fill in and always answered promptly. Finishing Touches has also been praised for sticking to our quotes, while keeping you updated on all progress.
Once you’ve booked your appointment and have gotten your quote, we get down to business on creating or caring for your flower beds and also offer further property maintenance.
The Finishing Touches garden management team is prompt and will give you advice on what may be needed to further improve your garden. In other words, we can help you get your dream garden without all of the dirty work.
Expert Flower Bed Knowledge
Gardening requires knowledge of what certain plants need to survive. For example, hostas will thrive in shade, while Purple Coneflower craves full sunlight. Here are the three main factors that can depict what you can grow in your flower bed:
- Soil pH
Having a team like Finishing Touches can help you choose the right plants for your flower bed and to keep them blooming for years to come. Read some of our reviews to find out how we’ve kept our clients happy for over 20 years.
Benefits of Flower Bed Maintenance Services
Garden management is not just planting and watering flowers. Many times, plant placement is what makes a garden truly beautiful. There are many things to consider, like size and the color palette you want for your flower bed.
Our team has the experience and training to design and maintain the perfect garden for your home, leaving your neighbors green with envy.
Weed Free Flower Beds
Weeds are a scourge to every flower bed. A single dandelion can throw off the look of a whole garden bed and it can affect the health of the garden if left unchecked through a single season, through seeding and spreading. In time, these ugly weeds will invade and suffocate the plants you actually want in your garden, leaving you with more of a jungle than a garden.
Plus, the growing weeds will take up precious vitamins in the soil that your plants need to grow and can alter the chemical balance of your soil, causing plants to wilt or die. This is yet another reason to have design and maintenance plans before planting.
Weeding a garden is a meticulous task that often requires knowledge of plants. Surprisingly, seven out of every ten homeowners cannot tell between a weed and a part of the flower bed, especially in the spring when all their plants are sprouting back to new life.
By hiring an expert flower bed maintenance team, you can prevent the confusion of what is meant to be in the garden and what isn’t. Not only do we do regular weed removal, but Finishing Touches can also create weedless gardens.
Keeping A Clean Garden
Many people refrain from raking their flower beds, in order to protect tender plants. Shrubbery can take a beating from a rake, but pansies certainly cannot. Unfortunately, this is a hindrance to your flower bed and can cause the whole garden to deteriorate.
Leaves and debris from the trees above your garden and that blow in with the wind aren’t just an eyesore but can ruin the aesthetics of the entire garden. Further, it will leave unwanted seeds that sprout into pesky weeds and other unwelcome plant life.
Raking flower beds doesn’t just remove the junk but aerates the soil providing more nutrients for your flowers as well. Your garden’s soil will be full of oxygen, better for retaining moisture, and all-around better for your flowers.
If you’re worried about hurting delicate plants, it’s a good idea to hire a professional to prevent any mishaps like damages or accidentally removed flowers. You’ll need a team that takes the time to rake with careful hands and precision, making sure to remove all debris without hurting any of your flowers.
Proper Edge Management
The edging of a garden, whether natural or with synthetic material, can make or break your garden. If done improperly, water could pool along the edge and drown your plants. Additionally, grass will spread into a flower bed without being stopped by the proper edging methods.
Not only do you want to keep the grass out, but you want the flowers to stay in the bed as well. Mowing the lawn will prove to be a tricky task for you if there’s shrubbery sticking out everywhere.
Whether you’re looking to prevent grass or flower overgrowth, Finishing Touches Landscaping & Maintenance uses the proper edging techniques for your garden and its specific needs. Our edge management services come in 4 forms, specified to your garden:
- Using plastic edging to create a permanent barrier against the grass.
- Laying a thick layer of mulch to prohibit grass and weed growth.
- Planting a flower bed over landscape fabric, so nothing can grow from underneath.
- Properly placing flowers so that they don’t grow beyond the boundaries of the flower bed.
We look forward to the opportunity to help you with your upcoming project in these local areas:
Choose Finishing Touches Landscaping for your Flower Bed Maintenance Needs
The team at Finishing Touches Landscaping & Maintenance has been specialized experience in fabulous flower bed maintenance since 1978. We have high standards and are not satisfied until you love your garden.
We’re one of the top-rated garden management companies in the Snohomish and surrounding areas. You can expect our team to do the job with quality, care, and a professional attitude.
Fill out any of the forms on our website to request a quote or call us to find out how we can give you the garden of Eden that your home deserves! We’re looking forward to helping your gardens grow brighter and better than ever before.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are The Differences Between Perennial and Annual Flower Beds?
Annual plants do not grow back, so they will have to be replaced every year. These plants may need a lot of TLC during the season to keep them healthy and vibrant, but they spread and are in flower much longer than perennials. Some annual plants you may be familiar with include:
Perennial flowers will grow back every year and are typically easy to care for. Many of these plants also attract backyard birds and butterflies, adding even more beauty to your yard. Here are some of the most beautiful and popular perennials.
- Bee Bombs
- Shasta Daisies
When you work with Finishing Touches Landscaping & Maintenance, you have the option to design your own garden and create the perfect blend of perennials and annuals so that there is year-round color and foliage, a full garden, and little upkeep. This makes most garden management a walk in the park.
What Is A Weedless Garden?
Perfection is hard to come by, but with the proper preparation and upkeep, weedless gardens are. Using edging, fabric, and mulch will cut back the growth of weeds and prevent them from sprouting in the first place.
Cedar mulch is usually the best and most eco-friendly way to do this since the oils found inside cedar organically hinder the growth of weeds and grass in your flower bed. Plus, the smell repels many plant-eating insects.
A weedless garden might sound like a miracle, but it’s within your reach with Finishing Touches Landscaping. Our designers and flower bed maintenance team will also let you know what your garden needs according to what your property can provide for it.
Get in touch with us to discuss our services, we would love to discuss your needs for. flower bed maintenance!