Adam and I have wanted to do a flowerbed revamp for a year now; basically ever since we moved in to out house. Our old flowerbed was just thrown together and just not very aesthetically pleasing, in my opinion. Of course because of the dry climate in Oklahoma, there aren’t too many colorful plants that thrive in the climate. I, however, love color and needed to breakup all of the green in our flowerbed. So the mission began. We were able to do the whole flowerbed revamp for under $100.
We started off by getting rid of all the old, brown mulch and taking out some of the plants/shrubs that were crowded and, to be honest, just thrown in the flowerbed by the builder’s landscapers. There was no color in the flowerbed, so Adam and I definitely wanted to add some of that to the flowerbed.
After we kind of got a “game plan” together, we all loaded up and went to our local Lowe’s. They had a sale on gardening soil and black mulch. Both were on sale for “5 bags for $10”. Such a great deal! Black mulch has always been a favorite of mine because it makes the colors of the plants pop and makes everything look nice and clean. That being said, we were able to buy 5 bags of black mulch and 5 bags of garden soil. We also picked up two Coleus Shrubs and two Cocks Comb plants. They had the prettiest purple colors in them and are able to thrive in the Oklahoma climate.
When we got back from Lowe’s, we started on the flowerbed revamp. Since we already cleaned out the flowerbed and gotten rid of the unwanted shrubs, the next job was pretty easy. We laid out the plants where we wanted them and started digging holes and adding gardening soil to them! I am definitely NOT a pro at this. I have actually never attempted anything like this, until now. Thankfully my mom is a garden pro and gave me a few tips. Laying all of the plants out is my favorite part, because I to see it come together.
The Finished Product of the Flowerbed Revamp!
After we laid everything out like we wanted, we dug holes and added gardening soil to the holes. Then we added the plants and made sure they were nice and snug in the holes. The last thing we had to do was layout the black mulch and spread it evenly in the flowerbed; and voila! We are now done with our flowerbed. Just doing something so simple has added such a nice pop of color and a clean look to our house. I am so excited about this flowerbed and how it looks. So, if you are wanting to revamp some of your flowerbeds, I would highly recommend checking out Lowe’s as they have some amazing sales going on right now!
Enjoy! Let me know your thoughts below in the comment section! XOXO Taylor
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