How to Create a Flower Bed- 5 Steps to a Flower / Tree Bed

How to Create a Flower Bed- 5 Steps to a Flower / Tree Bed

How to Create a Flower Bed- 5 Steps
1- Drainage – Get the area to drain properly so its not pooling up and causing mulch to run off. Hiding the unsightly looking drain pipe that comes off our homes, and ushering the water to an area that will not cause any issues, using a pop up emitter.
2 – Edging – Put a proper edge to keep the mulch in the bed, either by a concrete curbing or by cutting in an edge
-I made a 6″ deep straight cut, then angled it at a nice gradual slope into the bed to retain the mulch, stop weeds form coming into the bed from the grass and give it an easy clean appearance.
3 – Plant – In my bed I chose to plant a Royal Raindrops Crab apple tree and Karl Forester Feather Reed Grass. Planting plants is the reason to make a flower bed.
4- Run Drip System – Run drip irrigation to the needed points along the way. I chose to use a hose end connector to water as needed. I attached 1/4″ drip line hose with 6″ spacing to give the water i needed. For the tree I placed a 24″ deep watering spike, at the high point.
5- Mulch – Mulching a flower bed helps with weed suppression, helps with aesthetics, making an area look finished and complete! The look of the bed wasn’t complete until that much was installed. Dark medium sized mulch.

Check out what you can do to your yard in a short amount of time!

****** SORRY for the multi posting of this video… the sound messed up on me 4 times, I literally have spend 16 hours now editing this video! I apologize but I have new editing software now that works so much more smoothly!******

Thanks for Watching,

Jeremy of The Greener Lawn

Make Er’ Green


  1. PilotCrissy on July 19, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Wow! Loving the mountains with snow in the background. ❤️

  2. Maili’s Vlog on July 19, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Tocos are amazing

  3. John Walters on July 19, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Since you are new to this, as I am… you may enjoy this guy’s review of his first year on YouTube.
    Love the bloopers!

  4. MatthewinGA on July 19, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    Nice job, but what did the neighbor say?
    Not that it really matters, but do you live in a HOA?

    I’m in a non HOA, people here just do whatever they want or don’t want. One house has 4ft weeds-

  5. suzy Q on July 19, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    5 gal. Per hour? Does that mean every hour it puts out 5 gal. Of water in a 24 hour a day?

  6. BobaFett Doesitmatter on July 19, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Does the grass try to invade the bed without a hard edge?

  7. Oliver closoff on July 19, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Are those Liberty Homes?

  8. Brian Schaefer on July 19, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    Hey Jeremy, appreciate what you’ve shown here. I’ve seen elsewhere that the tree drip ring should be a little wider to encourage deep root growth, instead of up into the ring and mulch. Are you hoping to achieve a similar effect with the watering spike?

  9. Decidis on July 19, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Awesome video!

  10. Amber Jones on July 19, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    That looked like a lot of work but it sure looked beautiful when finished! How long did it take from start to finish?

  11. David Hatch on July 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Turned out nice.

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  15. Jason G on July 19, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Love it Jeremy!

  16. Walker Chapman on July 19, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    That Royal Raindrops Crab apple tree looks fantastic! Well done.

  17. Andrew P. on July 19, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Looks good! Did you run the 1/2 in line from your main sprinkler system? How long do you run that station for? Is it on it’s own station?

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