There’s a new trend hitting the gardening industry that is making it easier to show off your green thumb no matter where you may live. While container gardening is popular among renters for obvious reasons, it is also a new favorite among everyday homeowners, landscapers and residential property managers. This is because they are easy to move around when needing to prepare for a weather change or when mixing up your design. If you are thinking about getting started with container gardening, there are a few things you will need to know and some things you will need to pick up. Keep reading to find out more information for beginners!
Container Gardening Essentials & Tools
The first thing you need to start gardening is of course a couple of garden planters. We offer a wide variety of pots and planters that are made out of the finest quality fiberglass, so we recommend you check them out before proceeding. The black planters are sleek and sophisticated, while the colorful plant containers provide a pop of fresh color. Other tools and supplies you’ll need as well are a pair of gloves, some potting soil, a trowel and a hand fork.
Picking Plants, Flowers & Trees
Just about any type of plant, shrub or tree can grow in a container. You just have to make sure you select the appropriate sizes for the types of items you wish to plant. There are plenty of ornamental plants that can be planted in your garden containers, but there are also some edibles you may want to consider as well. When it comes to herbs, a few recommended choices are mint, basil, rosemary, sage, thyme or mint. Strawberries, tomatoes and vegetables such as peas, peppers, pole beans and greens can also be grown in a planting container. If you want to plant a fruit tree, we have tree pots that are both roomy and lightweight. A few good fruit trees to plant in containers are fig trees, apple trees, pear trees or orange trees.
Placing Your Planters
Now that you have chosen the type of plants, flowers or trees you want to plant as well as the type of planters you need, it’s time to pick the perfect place to display your grow. When trying to determine where to set your new container garden, it’s best to consider the suggested environment for the type of plants you’ll be using. Some plants prefer direct sunlight, while others will need to be placed in shaded areas. Plants that are planted in containers tend to dry quicker than those planted in the ground, so you’ll also need to water them more frequently.
Container gardening is a current trend that is changing the world of gardening because it offers apartment renters and others a way to establish their own grows. It’s also the ideal choice for those who live in environments that require plants to be moved indoors during the winter. We have a ton of gorgeous planters to get you started. Now go out and give it a try for yourself!