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Take Care Of Your Garden Containers

Take Care Of Your Garden Containers

Take Care Of Your Garden Containers – Once you have decided what plants that you would like to place in your garden planters and containers, then you will need to get the container soil ready for each pot. When working with potting mix, always make sure that the mix is moistened before getting started.

There are a few methods to ensure that the potting soil is pre-moistened and ready for your planters. Firstly, this one we call the wheelbarrow method. Place all of your potting mix into the garden cart and then add plenty of water. With your trowel or spade, make sure that the soil is very moist. You can tell when you can make a fist with the soil and it will hold its shape. The soil will then be a dark brown in color and this rich, moist soil is ready for your containers.

Fall Flowers In Containers

Fall Flowers In Containers

The imaginative use of containers is an excellent way of prolonging the growing season. Many plants are suitable for a fall display, including wide range of evergreens, small deciduous shrubs (for foliage and berries), late-flowering perennials such as asters or sedum, bulbs and ornamental cabbages. Good choices of bulbs are cyclamen in small containers and cannas in large ones. Heathers and skimmia make good container shrubs and even certain maples can be planted in large pots.

Check the pots are clean and attractive in their own right because now, in the fall, as the plants start to die back and they are less lush and abundant, they can become a prominent feature.

Decorate Your Summer Garden With Flower Containers

Decorate Your Summer Garden With Flower Containers

These are an excellent way of growing even more plants during the summer, in all kinds of surprising, unlikely places. Hanging baskets can be used beside outside doors, on sheds and pillars, and window boxes on walls at the end of the garden. Whenever you see a space on a wall, imagine it filled with flower containers packed with brightly coloured plants.

The most sensational display is a bright white wall with 20 or 30 small pots, nailed up in rows. Plant them with pelargoniums, which come in all colours from soft salmon pink to brash red, or your favourite herbs.

Choosing Containers For Larger Plants

Choosing Containers For Larger Plants

If you plan to grow large trees or shrubs, you need an equally large container. It must be in proportion with the plant and must blend in with the design of your garden.

There are a number of things to think about when considering large containers. Many large plants, trees and fruit shrubs will need as large a container as you can provide, if they are to flourish and attain anywhere near their potential proportions.

Larger plants are best grown in raised beds or in special large containers chosen so that they fit in with the overall design of the garden. Even large containers need to have drainage at the bottom and an automatic watering system is of great assistance in keeping the plants moist.