If you are new to container gardening, you are probably excited and wondering what you need to do or how to start. Here is everything you will need to know to get your container garden started.
Having limited space does not mean that you cannot have a garden. Instead of thinking that only gardens grow in yards and around trees, think about how they can be grown in containers instead. Container gardens can be created anywhere and will add beauty and interest to any busy street or on a balcony or even roof tops. What is nice also is that you can change the look often and whenever you feel like since all of your plants are in containers and easily moved about to give different and interesting looks.
You will find changing your color scheme and the look often interesting and fun as you come up with new ways to arrange your plants and pots. Contrasting colors and adding flowers and plants of varying size and shape will give depth and novelty to any look you come up with. If there is something you do not like it can easily be changed on a whim into another interesting creation. Or as flowers bloom, change them out to a different variety to keep your ever changing container garden interesting and different.
Keep these ideas in mind when you begin to create your container garden.
Try all different types of containers. Use house hold items even, such as coffee cans that have been cleaned, buckets, even broken pots. Just make sure to make holes in the bottom for water drainage. Anything you can think of that can hold items, conceivably be used.
Remember that terracotta absorbs water, but comes in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. While wood will wear out over time and be heavier. Plastic is great too because of the variety offered in the material, however over time it will become brittle and dried out from the sun.
Paint the interior of any pot you choose to ensure that the plants do not dry out and that they can absorb the most water.
Always use a saucer under all your pots to catch the water and save your cement or tile or wood from water rings and calcium deposits.
Choose high quality and grade potting soils. Since you are container gardening, your plants will definitely need the best soil possible to thrive and grow.
Do not let any area be off limits. If there is space you can place a container there with plants and flowers, whether indoors or out. Try many different locations to achieve the look you want.
Plan ahead and know where you want to put your plants so you can make sure you buy the right type of plants for the location you choose. All plants will have tags with instructions of where they work best and how to take care of them. Follow these instructions when picking your plants and the locations they will be placed in.
Regardless of where you live or if you have a green thumb or not, container gardening is an easy and fun way to add color and coziness to any living space. However, container gardening is not for where we live, but can create a welcoming feeling to any business or office. If you have been looking for a way to spruce up an area or make some minor changes, try container gardening, it may e exactly what you have been looking for.