Container Garden Care Tips!
Follow these tips to keep your container garden growing strong all season.
How often should you water? The short answer is, as often as needed. A pot in full sun might need watering as often as twice a day; a shade pot could need it only once every few days. If soil is dry on the surface, water. If not, wait – overwatering can be as harmful to some plants as underwatering.
Plants in pots quickly use up the nutrients in soil, so supplemental fertilizer is critical for season-long vigor and flowering. Add supplemental fertilizer every few weeks – granular and water-soluble products both work.
Remove spent blooms and dead leaves and stems. Also, don’t be reluctant to do a little light trimming to keep the arrangement well proportioned and to prevent a fast-growing plant from taking over.
Benefits of Container Gardens
Versatility - No matter where you live, you are sure to have space for a container garden! Whether it be to spruce up your front entrance or stoop, on a balcony or deck, by the pool, or in the landscape. Even a narrow windowsill can hold a small pot.
Little to no weeding - Since the surface area of a container garden is quite small, it is less likely that weeds will find their way into your container garden.
Mobility - Since your garden is in a pot, you can move it where you like to suit your needs! This is an notable advantage if you are renting your home.
Easy Maintenance - Appropriate sun or shade conditions, regular watering, and fertilizer are all your planters will need to thrive!
Variety - Exploring with a variety of plant and flower combinations ensures a unique container garden that no one else will have!