Planting with Pots 101

Container gardening or planting with pots can be tricky if you aren’t fully equipped with the correct materials. You’ll of course need a few of our extra tough fiberglass pots or plant containers, but you’ll also need a quality liner in order to keep soil contained and roots protected. However, you need to keep in mind that there are a few different types of planter liners which are used for different types of planting. Keep reading to get an idea of which type of planting pot liner will work best for you.

Plastic Liners

Plastic pot liners are a popular choice because they’re affordable and easy to use. These plastic liners also come in a variety of textures and designs, allowing you to select ones that fit the needs of the specific kind of plants you plan on planting. You can even find sturdy plastic discs that are placed at the bottom of your planting container in order to lift it up and allow proper drainage. 

Foam Liners

Some gardeners or landscapers prefer to use pearls made out of recycled foam at the bottom of pots and planters. They’re lightweight, inexpensive and available in bulk packages online and at local home improvement stores. 

Coco Liners

Liners made out of coco fibers are typically chosen by both landscapers and home gardeners. Just keep in mind that coco liners tend to do best when added to hanging pots because they like to be able to breathe. The downside to coco liners is that they can get a little expensive depending on the size of the liner and the brand. 

Fabric Liners

Fabric liners or grow bags are usually the ideal choice for plants with medium roots because they allow more air to reach them and improve drainage in order to prevent them from overheating during drought or dry spells. They also help plants root quicker than other liners and some of them come with built-in handles that make it easy to transplant when needed. 

Homemade Mixes

If you don’t have a budget that allows you to invest in plastic net liners, fabric pot liners or coco liners, you can always make your own pot liner at home with things from around the yard. All you have to do is gather a few twigs, a bit of mulch, some pine needles, a handful of sandy dirt or clay and build layers along the interior of your planting pots.

Planting with pots is a trend that is here to stay. If you plan to experiment with your own container garden, plant design or potted display, make sure you check out our collection of plant planters. We offer a line of top quality fiberglass pots which can be used either indoors or outdoors. They are available in an assortment of muted colors, vibrant shades, sultry colors and different finishes, allowing you to mix-and-match them as you see fit. Use a few window planters to grow herbs and spices, use a large tree pot to plant a fruit tree or use a decorative planter to enhance your patio décor.

 

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