Creating a great home for your Plants w/ Garden Planters
Creating a great home for your Plants
w/ Garden Planters by; Glenn Mast
Garden planters allow you to enjoy
plants in areas where a traditional garden is awkward or impossible. In my tiny
backyard, growing plants in planters allows you to provide the right conditions
for different plants. There is a wide range of the types of garden planters that
can be used to grow plants as long as it holds soil, can drain water, and is
large enough for the plant you're growing. They are available in a wide range
of materials and styles to match the style of the house, garden, or planting
scheme. Take into account the mature size of the plants and their growing
habits. Ideally, the pot should have a diameter equal to 1/3 to 1/2 the height
of the plant.
You will be better advised to going
with strong, sturdy materials and some of the better options include woods like
Redwood, Chorea, Northern White Cedar, Eastern Red Cedar, Pressure Treated Pine
and Teak along with some synthetic choices like resin and recycled polymer.
Plus, along with holding up well under the different outdoor elements, like
rain and hail, these materials also have a fantastic look to them, ideal for
adding a awesome decorative touch to your outdoor space.
Whatever kind of pot you choose,
make sure there are drainage holes on the bottom of it so that excess water can
run out. Beware of garden planters that lack drainage holes. You can put your
plants in a regular flower pots and place them inside decorative garden
planters. You can place pieces of broken pots or rocks on the bottom of your
pot around the drainage hole to ensure free drainage.
Plants depend on you for water and nutrients.
Water serves as an important transport medium, allowing nutrients to travel
from soil to plant cell. Caring for plants can be a delicate balance as plants
can perish due to insufficient or excessive watering. Since plants in pots do dry
out faster than their counterparts in garden beds, they also use much more
water. A good rule of thumb to follow in watering plants is to fill the entire
root zone with water, and then allow the soil to dry out partially before the
A good planting medium is important.
Most plants will adapt to the potting soils being sold today. The soil mix will
become compacted over time, so if your containers seem water-logged and heavy,
you would want to replace your soil mix with a fresh mix.
Plant roots grow most actively in the spring,
which means the plant, will be able to quickly overcome the shock associated
with repotting. An over-potted plant will focus on root growth at the expense
of new foliage and flowers.
are you waiting for? If you want to keep on planting, the best way to do it is
by purchasing some lovely garden
planters. They're a great addition to any area and are perfect for planting just
about anything. Make sure to purchase some today so you can keep on planting as
long as you want.
Author Resource: Glenn Mast is a
successful business owner of a couple websites that offer Amish
Handcrafted Products. His sites offer products and information about
Amish Made Products & decor for your home, lawn or garden.