Flowers

Flowerbed Preparation and Planting

Treeland Nurseries - Monday, November 01, 2010
For New Flowerbeds:
  1. Mark the area that is to become the flowerbed.
  2. Dig 12 to 15 inches of soil out of the flowerbed. Break apart large clods.
  3. Blend 1 part Treeland Nurseries mulch and 1 part peat moss with 2 parts soil removed from flowerbed. If the original soil is very high in clay or shows signs of poor drainage, add 1 part sand to the blended flowerbed soil mix.
  4. Blend in: 4 pounds of bone meal or triple-super-phosphate, 3 to 5 pounds of IonateTM soil acidifier or soil sulfur, and 2 pounds of Gardener's SpecialTM fertilizer for every 100 square feet of flowerbed into flowerbed soil mix.
  5. Fill in flowerbed with blended flowerbed soil mix.
  6. Soak flowerbed to pack and settle soil mix. Leave flowerbed undisturbed overnight.
  7. Plant your flowerbed with selected flowers at recommended spacing. DO NOT COVER TOP OF ROOT BALL. Water plant within 30 minutes of being planted.
  8. Spread 1 inch of organic mulch, shredded cedar, or bark chips over flowerbed to add a nice touch and help keep the roots cool.
  9. Soak the flowerbed. Program irrigation timer to water the flowerbed daily for the first 7 days, then as needed:

         Summer, once every 3 days.

         Spring and Fall, once every 4 to 5 days.

         Winter, once every 5 to 7 days.

  10.  After 30 days, re-apply IonateTM soil acidifier or soil sulfur and Gardener's SpecialTM fertilizer. 
  
  11.  Soak the flowerbed; then resume regular watering schedule.


For Existing Flowerbeds:
  1. At Spring planting, till into flowerbed: 1 bag of Treeland Nurseries mulch or OmniTM

                                                                   1 cubic foot of peat moss

                                                                   1 to 3 pounds of IonateTM soil acidifier or soil sulfur 
    
                                                                   1 pound of Gardener's SpecialTM fertilizer for every 50 
                                                                    square feet for flowerbed.

   2. Rake soil smooth.

   3. Soak flowerbed to pack and settle soil mix. Leave flowerbed undisturbed overnight.

   4. Plant your flowerbed with selected flowers at recommended spacing. DO NOT COVER TOP OF ROOT BALL. Water plant within 30 minutes of being planted.

  5. Spread 1 inch of organic mulch, shredded cedar, or bark chips over flowerbed to add a nice touch and help keep the roots cool.

  6. Soak the flowerbed. Program irrigation timer to water the flowerbed daily for the first 7 days, then as needed:

         Summer, once every 3 days.

         Spring and Fall, once every 4 to 5 days. 
                
         Winter, once every 5 to 7 days.

   7. After 30 days, re-apply IonateTM soil acidifier or soil sulfur and Gardener's SpecialTM fertilizer.

   8. Soak the flowerbed; then resume regular watering schedule.

   9. At Fall planting, till into flowerbed: 1 to 3 pounds of IonateTM soil acidifier or soil sulfur

                                                             1 pound of Gardener's SpecialTM fertilizer for every 50sq ft.
 
 10. Repeat steps 2 through 8.


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