Garden Containers

Using garden containers to create a garden is a popular gardening technique. You can place the containers in locations throughout the yard or garden creating a low maintenance area for the plants. The containers require little space adding to the appeal. Using the containers makes addressing the issues of areas with poor soil easy to have plants since you can have the better soil mixture in the containers and spare the expense of having to enrich the poor soil of the ground in other places.

Containers can be placed anywhere in the yard, be hanging planters, or window planters extending the options of gardens everywhere on your property. Using containers can spruce up the boring or dull landscape with the numerous styles of containers. Add a nice container on the sides of the entrance of the home and near the back door of the home. Line the walkways with smaller decorative containers to enhance the appearance of the yard and home.

The containers can be recycled cans, plastic or metal containers as well as concrete or stone materials. The stone and concrete are heavier materials that you will need to know exactly where you want to place them since moving them could be difficult. The plastic containers are lightweight and easy to move, as you desire new looks in other areas. The plants in plastic containers require less watering since they retain the moisture versus the stone and concrete containers that draw the moisture into their porous materials. Most plastic containers are sold with water storing plates for retaining the moisture. Plastic containers are easy to clean. They are suited for growing vegetables adding to the ability to move the containers to other locations for better sun exposure. The plastic containers do become brittle so they will need to be replaced when they start showing since of wear. Since the containers are inexpensive, this is something many gardeners will use as a container due to the ease and cost for the containers.

To use the container for planting, make sure the container is clean before adding the soil and plant. Verify there are holes for proper drainage providing for good moisture to the plants and needed growing conditions for the plants. Use a good soil mixture in the container with fertilizer. Add porous rocks to the bottom of the container to improve the drainage.

Note the lighting requirements for the different plants you will be adding to the container. Different plants require different sun exposure as well as amounts of exposure. Place the containers in the right locations to allow the right exposure to increase the growth of the plants. Make sure to keep the plants well watered throughout the months you will have the plants.

Enjoy the many possibilities of the plants you can use in the containers as well as the various locations you can use the containers.