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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Build a flower bed by laying out the bed, removing grass and weeds, adding soil and organic matter, then planting flowers. Flower beds can be raised or in the ground, but the building process is basically the same for ei... More »

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To keep dogs out of flowerbeds, spray vinegar, sprinkle red pepper flakes, insert stakes into the ground, place thorny branches around the plants or, if necessary, construct a chicken-wire fence. To help distract dogs aw... 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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Make garden seed planters at home by using newspaper, egg cartons, egg shells, yogurt cups or paper towel tubes to make the pots, then add soil and seeds. You can also use paper coffee cups or to-go containers. More »

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Lack of sufficient sunlight and too much nitrogen in the soil are reasons a lilac blush does not flower. Another reason a lilac bush does not flower is an incorrect amount of pruning at the wrong time. More »

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Caring for tulips involves carefully scheduled watering, soil compost enrichment, deadheading and flower removal. Tulips may be planted and cultivated either by using bulb offsets or seeds. More »

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