36 thoughts on “How to build a Flower Bed …

    Wullie Rennie

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    if u took the wheels of the tiller u would have got down deeper and u cant use a spade….so funny but u two have sexy bums

    Tracy Ford

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    Melissa I am glad you made this video. It is very helpful for newbies like myself. You have given me a lot of confidence in building my flower bed.Thanks!

    Maggy Truslow

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    Thanks for the video, I have never done a flower garden ever and I can't wait I must prove my kids wrong that they are not the only ones I can take care of.

    sailornaruto39

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    "such a drought type situation right now"
    I find that ironic being that it was about to rain XD

    Gardenmagik

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    Thanks so much for watching the video! & Good luck!

    Gardenmagik

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    Without seeing the trees and the area, I cant advise you. But most of the time, you wont be able to till around trees that are mature. Maybe someone from your county extension agency could come out and look at the area? I'd hate to see you lose the trees by tilling.. Thanks for the question though! Sorry I couldnt help more..

    kawaii girls

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    I'm wanting to do a bed around 2 trees in my front yard.How can I do a tiller around them and avoid hitting the big underground roots? How far down should I till? I don't want to hit any underground utilities.I'm still waiting on clearance from local water dept.Thanks

    RICKY DEAN

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    i agree 🙂

    Gardenmagik

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    @DrSimmons100 Thanks! & yes, Black Kow is great- for helping with water content. Maybe some gypsum, shale or Dolomitic Lime to seperate a clay soil… some ground up pinebark that breaks down quickly and encourages microbe activity and it makes soil more friable..dry molasses, to give the little microbes some desert… and maybe builders sand is good if your soil doesnt drain well…

    Gardenmagik

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    @slimepig Low resolution b/c its an older video.. and it's a little Troy Bilt.. a bit bigger than the mantis.. Thanks for watching!

    slimepig

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    why the low resolution video? and was that a mantis tiller?

    Charles Hill

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    I just love the way you talk and all the hard work you did on this video.

    Gardenmagik

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    @LSUTigerMom … I absolutely love the small tillers!!… and I agree- the aged horse manure/shavings are absolutely awesome! Thanks for the great comments!

    LSUTigerMom

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    Hi Melissa,
    I found a local horse farm and they have a HUGE pile of horse manure/shavings from the stalls and guess what? It's been there sitting there for months, so it's 'aged' and ready to use! They gave me a truck load of it, free, and even filled my truck bed with their Bobcat! I used a little Troy-bilt tiller like you use and my flower bed looks beautiful. Just a thought if any of your viewers have nearby horse farms!

    LSUTigerMom

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    @Momarr218 This little Troy-bilt is great! I got one at Lowe's and it's adjustable so you can till deep. watch the video at 8:17 and you will see a little metal bar above the wheels. You'll see the holes in that bar and that's how you adjust the depth. Worth every penny!

    LSUTigerMom

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    I have a little tiller like that and IT'S GREAT!!! And you can adjust how deep it tills. if you look at 8:15 in the video, it shows a bar with holes in it right above the wheels on the back, that's how you adjust it. SUPER EASY. I got it at my local Lowe's and it's been worth every penny! Mine is a Troy-bilt

    Dwight Sherrer

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    good job ladys

    okcrc

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    @pudentane777 Sorry but you are incorrect. Round Up (glyphosate) is soil neutral. It is rendered inactive as soon as it hits the ground. It does not sit around in the soil and it will most definitely not kill any new flowers, unless you spray them.

    Rickylee C

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    very cute gardening girls….r ya'll from Alabama or TX.?

    chandnee

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    Good informative and practical video. thx.

    Mitchell Muerle

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    Hi Melissa, I do believe you said Wendy put some Round up on the grass prior to you Rototillin right? thats not good, because that stuff is wicked Bad and sits around for along time and will Kill your new Flowers.

    Brando S.

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    Why wouldn't you turn off the tiller when you rake….looks dangerous….might be a waste of gas?

    lyaoyas75

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    Man, I love a woman not afraid to get her hands dirty…LOL…oh…and I learned something as well..nice video

    cheapsunglasses0maya

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    It's great, thanks for asking! So many things are flowering right now it just looks soooo beautiful! I am already thinking about next season, i had some mistakes so I can't wait to make it better next year… I'll go to check out your channel now, hope you had some new vids..

    Gardenmagik

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    How did the flower bed end up? Thanks for the nice comment!

    svtcontour

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    I like the tip about laying down the garden hose. I was thinking tomorrow of buying some rope and laying it down but the hose is already there and would work better. Thanks for that.

    PS. This is the only time I've paid this much attention to a gardening video. The pretty ladies definitely help 🙂

    Laird Krug

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    Nothing like the sound of a beautiful Southern Gal. Great Video, Thanks for sharing!

    Gardenmagik

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    Im sure your flower bed will be amazing!
    Thanks so much for the sweet comment! Melissa

    cheapsunglasses0maya

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    This is great video! Very helpful…i'm just about to make a new flower bed…

    You're very nice and beautiful girl.

    Best wishes from Europe!

    Gardenmagik

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    Thanks so much!

    YAHSAVES

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    Great video and thanks for sharing, love and peace:) xxx
    joana xxx

    Gardenmagik

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    HaHaHa!! Yeah, I should have said "TO THE SOIL, cow manure is like cake and ice cream"… maybe i should do a notation on there? heeheehee….. You made me laugh out loud!

    Geoffrey Ivie

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    Like cake and ice cream? Yum.

    stymye

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    I'm definately doing the hard work now ,it's annother day with 100F heat index.I can't even remember the last time it rained more than 30 minutes. the plants in the pots have to be watered every day. starting the fall planting is on hold.

    Gardenmagik

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    Great! Right now is a super time to try to get the soil ready. Here in Georgia we are in such a drought that Im telling most people to do the 'hard ground work' right now and then do the planting in the fall.Good luck on the landscaping!.. Happy Gardening! melissa

    Gardenmagik

    (December 17, 2018 - 8:57 am)

    My friends laughed when i told why i use the bagged manure! heehee… Yep, gotta watch the weed seeds.. Preen is a great great product cauz it doesnt let the seeds germinate if you put it down in time! Happy Gardening!

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