Some people often find it difficult to answer the question, “Why should flower bed be higher than lawn?”. They may visualize a huge flower garden covering the entire yard with beautiful flowers. This is not necessarily the case as there are various other factors that must be considered for proper flowering and growth of plants. The factors, which can contribute to this factor, are soil fertility, sunshine, water availability and fertilization.
One of the factors that one should consider before planting a flower bed in your lawn is the soil fertility. Most flower gardeners prefer to grow flowers that require less water than those requiring a lot of water. This is because most flower beds are planted in soil that is already damp. Adding water immediately to such bed would cause the roots of the flowers to be damaged. Therefore, you should plan for perennials or annuals that don’t need too much water for successful growth.
The next consideration is the amount of sunlight that the flower bed receives. A flower bed in the city requires more sun than a flower bed in the country. This is because there is less humidity in the city and therefore the soil is usually wetter. On the other hand, growing flowers in a wetland or near a body of water like a lake or pond, would not require too much sun.
Another factor that one should consider before planting a flower bed is the amount of wind that can blow the leaves of the flowers. Some flowers require a lot of wind to grow. These include honeysuckle, daffodils and tulips. You should avoid planting these types of flowers in flower beds as they easily get destroyed by heavy wind. Other flowers that don’t need a lot of wind to flourish include lilies, roses, daisies, pansies and sunflowers.
One final thing that one should consider when thinking whether or not a flower bed should be higher than lawn is the type of soil that it is planted in. Different types of soil require different amounts of water and nutrients. Check out your local garden center for information on what types of flowers you can plant in a certain flower bed and how much water, sun and other factors they require. There are also websites where you can find out all of this information.
Some people are under the impression that if a flower bed is planted further down in the ground, it will get more sun than lawn. This may be true in some cases, but you should still check the local climate conditions first. If you can, try to match the elevation of the flower bed to the elevation of the surrounding lawn. This way, the plants won’t have to struggle too much during the hot summer months.
Also, there are certain types of insects that feed on flowers. You may want to get rid of these insects, or at least make sure they cannot reach your flowers. There are many to choose from, so you shouldn’t have a difficult time. Just use an insect repellent while you’re gardening.
As you can see, answering the question “why should flower bed be higher than lawn?” is a matter of personal preference. In most cases, however, it is probably a good idea to plant beds that are a few feet (or even a few yards) higher than the grass in front of them. That way, you won’t have to suffer with hot flashes, which cause much discomfort to both men and women.
Some people also believe that planting flowers in flower beds will help prevent soil erosion. The reason for this is that when you have flower beds in your yard, your soil is basically “empty.” It’s not being used, so it is less susceptible to loss of moisture. This is an especially valuable advantage if you live in an area where it gets a lot of rainfall.
Of course, the main reason for planting a flower bed in your yard is to beautify it. And, of course, your garden is a great place to relax and enjoy yourself, so it only makes sense to have a beautiful flower bed. You’ll definitely want to have a nice view of your flower bed when you get up in the morning. After all, isn’t that the point?
When you plant flowers in flower beds, you’re adding another element to the overall aesthetic appeal of your lawn. You will add color and vibrancy to what could be a drab patch of grass. Whether or not you choose to use flower beds in your yard, you will certainly be improving the appearance, the health, and the beauty of it.