While once restricted to the porch or patio, planters have extended their reach. The popularity of container landscaping is growing as people realize the flexibility this attractive design can provide. If you are looking to revamp your yard, exploring these concepts will allow you to formulate the perfect plan for your home.
Choose containers that allow for root growth unless you intend to transfer them before that happens. Root-bound plants dehydrate quicker and have poorer general health. Also, consider the impact container color can have on the soil. Lighter containers will reflect the sun’s rays and some of the heat while darker ones will retain more heat.
It is essential that your containers have proper drainage. While most planters designed for outdoor gardening already have holes in the bottom, you might transform other pieces into gardening pots. In this case, you need to use the appropriate tools to cut them.
Do you need an easy cover up for plain containers? A simple solution is to use a combination of attractive plants that will grab all of the attention. You need three plants to to pull this off.
Growing from the top of the planter you should have a bright, colorful plant. The underside should spill down over the sides, covering the container. In between, you can a filler plant that takes up the empty space and doesn’t detract from the main plants.
You can use as many or as few containers you like for redecorating your landscaping. Perhaps you want to have an attractive walking path in the backyard. If so, you can strategically place containers so you have a beautifully scented stroll on the way to your water feature or favorite bench.
Containers can also be used for stunning effect around ponds, waterfalls and other water features that you might have in your yard. Stagger the heights and variety of plants to create a natural environment that makes you feel like you are away from the city.
In fact, staggering the heights is almost always a great trick to creating more visual appeal in your gardening. Old cinder blocks, upturned planters and a host of other things can be used and then hidden with shorter plants in the front. Make sure that whatever you use it is strong enough to withstand the constant weight of the planter, soil and plants.
Find out which plants grow well in your zone and focus your selections on them. You can choose edibles or focus your attention on bright floral patterns. Some folks even use a combination to keep their yard looking beautiful throughout the year. Whatever you choose, use the right soil and tend to them regularly.
You can use planters to create a border on one side of your property or to liven up the current yard. With strategic plant and container choices, you can create a lovely container landscaping design that is pleasing to you and others. Have fun with your new gardening plans! Others are sure to appreciate it as well!