Mulch is an important part of a flower bed. According to About.com, mulch keeps plant roots cool, retains moisture, kills weeds and prevents plants from acquiring soil-borne illnesses. However, not all mulch is appropria... More »

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To build a brick flower bed, make a concrete trench, chalk an outline, lay the first course, build the corners, finish the rest of the courses, check the levels and finish the joint with a pointing tool. It takes two to ... More »

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According to Jamie McIntosh, when grass invades flower beds, a selective herbicide is the best product for killing it without harming the flowers. Grass Beater and Grass-B-Gon are the most popular herbicides for targetin... More »

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Dahlias are popular plants that grow well in containers and flower beds. To take care of your potted white dahlias, you need a planting container, gravel, potting soil, water and fertilizer. More »

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To build a raised garden bed, choose the location, map out the garden, tend the soil, make the beds and fill the beds with soil. You need a level, compost, manure, newspaper, topsoil, 2-by-6 wood, a shovel and galvanized... More »

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To edge a flower bed, use a garden hose to outline the garden, and then use a spade to cut away the dirt and grass along the perimeter of the flower bed. Add mulch after edging the flower bed to repress grass and weed gr... More »

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To make a flower bed, pour layers of soil over newspaper, and allow the soil to decompose for months. You need cardboard, newspaper, topsoil, compost, mulch and bricks. Build the bed at the start of a season, such as spr... More »

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