Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Maintenance Free Flower Bed

I moved my Lilies to a new flower bed I made between some trees
I removed all the grass and put natural cedar mulch around  the plants 
I used cedar slabs for edging 
This will prevents grass from growing into the Flower Bed

The advantages of this Flower Bed are:
 Day Lilies and Tiger Lilies
  1. Less grass to mow.
  2. No trimming necessary around the trees. 
  3. Cuts down on weeding time.





Cedar Slabs are inexpensive,
they are available at any Sawmill.(My brother has a sawmill.)


I leave on the bark, eventually it will come of. 

The wood is still nice under and will last for many years.


Cedar wood doesn't readily absorb moisture and tends to lie flat and straight.

As my Lilies grow, I will make the bed wider, probably next Spring.
                             
My Astlibe Garden
                         





This is my Astilbe Flower Bed. Astilbes like shade, this bed is on the North side of the house.

I made this bed 6 yrs. ago. 

Every few yrs. cedar mulch is added as it decomposes.
                          


The Cedar Slabs have Aged Nicely
(6 yrs.)




I use natural cedar mulch around the plants
to cut down on weeds

Cedar mulch helps retain moisture 
improves quality of soil as it decomposes
A natural Repellent for Cats,  Earwigs and Ants.



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