Flower Bed Makeover with Ecoscraps

This post is sponsored by Ecoscraps. However, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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Flower Bed Makeover with Ecoscraps | DIY flower bed makeover | Uptown with Elly Brown

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Flower Bed Makeover with Ecoscraps | DIY flower bed makeover | Uptown with Elly Brown

Happy Friday friends!

I’m super excited to share our little flower bed makeover. Let me first start off saying that this is our first time even making our flower bed. Ha, I can’t believe I just admitted that.

We have been in our home for three years, and we are finally feeling like homeowners. We are taking ownership of things around here and making it a home.

The nesting stage also doesn’t help; I am 100% sure I am driving my husband crazy with all the projects I want to do. But our most recent project was making over our flower bed.

We have never done much to it and kept it pretty plain. This year I wanted to add a little bit of color and just spruce it up a bit. Jordan and I are not exactly the green- thumb type of people. I mean we know our basics, but other than that, we have no idea what we are doing.

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But thankfully adding plants, and some edging is as basic as it gets. Having brands like Ecoscraps that make things simple and easy doesn’t hurt also.

Ecoscraps was created by people who saw a better way to make soil for our gardens, and better for our planet. Ecoscraps believes that bad food that is transformed into rich, organic soils and plant foods can do a lot of good for families and our environment.

Did you know that over 40 million tons of food is wasted each year in the US?! Let that sink in for a bit…

Flower Bed Makeover with Ecoscraps | DIY flower bed makeover | Uptown with Elly Brown Flower Bed Makeover with Ecoscraps | DIY flower bed makeover | Uptown with Elly Brown

Ecoscraps recycles food waste nationwide! This year alone, Ecoscraps will collect 75 million lbs of food waste. Ecoscraps takes all the leftover food waste and turns it into natural and organic compost, soils, and plant foods. One bag of Ecoscraps organic compost recycles up to 40 lbs of recycled food waste.

We try to be cautious with what we use around the house and use with the boys, so knowing that we can have the boys outside with us and planting and digging up dirt makes me feel at ease that we are not only planting good and clean soil, but we are taking baby steps in making the world a better place.

We kept our little flower bed makeover simple (this pregnant mama could only do so much bending over haha!) But I love how it turned out. And I’m glad that the boys were able to take part and help plant the flowers and dig things up. Sure, they got in the way more than anything, but it’s the thought that counts right?

Flower Bed Makeover with Ecoscraps | DIY flower bed makeover | Uptown with Elly Brown Flower Bed Makeover with Ecoscraps | DIY flower bed makeover | Uptown with Elly BrownFlower Bed Makeover with Ecoscraps | DIY flower bed makeover | Uptown with Elly Brown

Here’s what we did: we used two bags of the all purpose food plant mix, and we planted some roses and a few flower beds (2 bags was more than enough!). Our plant food is a multi-purpose plant food and can be used for plants/trees or fruit and veggies!

Once we planted our flowers, we added the landscape fence edging to finish the look. I’ve always wanted a white picket fence around my house, and this as close as I can get. I love how the white pops as well. I’m also really excited about our hydrangeas; I love, love how they look and can’t wait for them to grow and bloom beautifully.

Funny (side) story, Sugar kept coming over and trying to eat the soil; we had to tell her to get back several times. That’s when you know you’ve got good soil or, a crazy dog that wants to eat soil. I’ll stick to the good soil story. Ha!

Flower Bed Makeover with Ecoscraps | DIY flower bed makeover | Uptown with Elly Brown Flower Bed Makeover with Ecoscraps | DIY flower bed makeover | Uptown with Elly Brown Flower Bed Makeover with Ecoscraps | DIY flower bed makeover | Uptown with Elly Brown

Make sure to visit Ecoscraps and learn more about their story and what they are about. Since we are not exactly the green-thumb people, I would love to hear any advice/tips on how you kept things alive, and what you recommend for next year.

Also, stay tuned for a giveaway over on Instagram on how you can win a $50 gift card to Walmart.

Flower Bed Makeover with Ecoscraps | DIY flower bed makeover | Uptown with Elly Brown

Natural & Organic All Purpose Plant Food / Landscaping fence

Pictures by Julia Gozman

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  • Hello Elly, I am very excited to do a makeover of my flower garden and make it more beautiful. You have described such an awesome tips for creating a growing, fresh and healthy flower garden. I just love your post and thoughts. Thanks and keep me updated.