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How to Make Your Flower Beds Look Professionally Maintained

Transforming your flower beds into professionally maintained landscapes doesn't have to be a daunting task. With the right techniques and a little effort, you can create stunning flower beds that rival those of professional landscapers. At Barrow Landscaping, we're passionate about helping homeowners achieve beautiful outdoor spaces. In this blog, we'll share tips on how to make your flower beds look professionally maintained.


Define Borders and Edges:

One of the hallmarks of professionally maintained flower beds is clean, defined borders and edges. Use a spade or edging tool to create crisp lines between your flower beds and the surrounding lawn or pathways. Straight edges or gentle curves can both create a polished look, depending on your landscape's style. Regularly maintaining these edges will keep your flower beds looking tidy and well-groomed.


Choose the Right Plants:

Selecting the right plants for your flower beds is essential for achieving a professional appearance. Consider factors such as color, texture, height, and blooming season when choosing plants. Aim for a balanced mix of perennials, annuals, and foliage plants to create visual interest throughout the year. Grouping plants with similar water and sunlight requirements together will ensure they thrive and maintain a cohesive look.


Mulch for a Polished Finish:

Mulch not only helps retain moisture and suppress weeds but also provides a neat, finished look to flower beds. Choose a high-quality mulch in a color that complements your home's exterior and existing landscaping. Apply a generous layer of mulch evenly throughout the flower beds, being careful not to bury plant stems or crowns. Mulch also helps regulate soil temperature, promoting healthier plant growth and prolonging the lifespan of your flower beds.


Regular Maintenance:

Consistent maintenance is key to keeping your flower beds looking professionally maintained. This includes regular watering, fertilizing, and deadheading spent blooms. Remove any weeds as soon as they appear to prevent them from competing with your plants for nutrients and moisture. Prune shrubs and perennials as needed to maintain their shape and encourage new growth. By staying on top of maintenance tasks, you'll ensure that your flower beds remain vibrant and healthy year-round. Ask how Barrow Landscaping can help with seasonal landscape maintenance.


Incorporate Hardscape Elements:

Incorporating hardscape elements such as decorative rocks, pavers, or garden ornaments can add dimension and visual interest to your flower beds. Choose elements that complement your overall landscape design and don't overwhelm the planting area. Strategic placement of hardscape features can help define focal points and create a cohesive look that enhances the professional appearance of your flower beds.

You can elevate your flower beds to professional levels of beauty and sophistication. By defining borders, choosing the right plants, mulching, maintaining regularly, and incorporating hardscape elements, you'll create flower beds that are the envy of the neighborhood. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or new to landscaping, these simple techniques will help you achieve stunning results and enjoy a flourishing outdoor.


Looking for a professional landscaping company to help to help with your landscaping ideas in Metamora, Germantown Hills, Peoria, East Peoria, Washington, Morton and surrounding areas? Contact Barrow Landscapes for all your landscaping needs.

Barrow Landscapes offers Hardscapes including Paver Walkways, Retaining Walls, Paver Patios to Softscapes including landscape plantings, lawn install and repair, and privacy plantings. Barrow Landscapes also offers landscape lighting and 2D and 3D landscape designs so their clients’ can visualize their dream landscapes with unparalleled clarity and confidence, making informed decisions bringing outdoor visions to life.


Call Barrow Landscapes at 309-370.6299 or visit Make an appointment today to get your landscape visions started.


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