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Creating a great home for your Plants w/ Garden Planters

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 next irrigation.


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.


So, what 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.


 http://www.amishhandcraftedmetalwindchimes.com

http://www.amishbuiltlawndecor.com

 

 


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