Nothing can give your yard curb appeal like flower beds strategically placed in conspicuous areas.  Flowers beds are usually planted twice per year, spring and fall.

Summer flowers, such as begonias, impatients, petunias, and vinca are planted in late April or early May.  Winter flowers, such as pansies, are planted in late September or early October.  The flower beds are prepared with nutrient-rich soil, fertilized, and topped off with mulch, usually pine bark mini-nuggets.

If necessary, deer and rabbit control measures can be taken, including netting, repellants, etc.  Another approach is to plant flowers that the wildlife does not like to consume, such as begonias.

Also, other plants can be incorporated into flower beds, such as coleus in the spring, and kale in the fall, to complement the flowers that are planted.