If you’re looking to take a different and easier way to grow a garden this summer, a container-based garden is truly the way to go. Growing veggies, herbs, flowers, and even shrubs or small trees has never been more streamlined (or fun)! It does take a little planning and foresight, but nevertheless, with our help, you’ll find that it can be a worthwhile and thoroughly enjoyable process! Here are some key tips to keep handy in during your gardening adventures.
Choosing Containers and Soil
The most fun part of planning a container garden is that essentially anything can serve as a pot as long as it has a drainage hole in the bottom. We suggest opting for larger pots that allow for plenty of room to grow, giving you more options and far fewer headaches than what you’d go through by choosing a container that’s too small.
Potting soil is designed for optimal drainage, so it makes sense to choose it for container gardening. Try adding compost for a garden boosted with nutrients and moisture for even extra help. It’ll surely help produce some great plant life that’s healthy and vibrant.
Which Tools Do You Need?
What’s great about container gardening is that it’s relatively simple and hassle-free, so you don’t really need to go out and buy specialized gardening tools as a result. All you’ll need is a small spade for digging (a spoon even works, really), clippers or scissors, something to hold water and provide it to your garden (either a watering can or a cleaned-out juice jug is fine), and twine for those top-heavy plants that are prone to toppling over.
It’s All About Placement
An important step in planning your summer container garden is deciding upon the placement of your pots and other containers, as the growth and health of your plants depends on the amount of sunlight, moisture, and shade they receive. Some plants need more sun, some need less water, and some need specific humidity levels. Try to group plants in containers according to shared required growing conditions and place these containers in the best place to encourage their growth.
Your summer container garden depends on only a little bit of proactiveness to be lush, vibrant and healthy! With these key tips in mind, it’s never been easier to grow a great garden that’s sure to inspire – just be sure to choose plants that are best suited to your backyard and check to see when they need to be planted!