No matter where you live, container gardening is an easy way to liven up any space and usher in a splash of color and freshness that’s indescribably nice to feel when everything is hibernating.
Even the smallest patio, balcony, doorstep, or bare corner of a room can provide enough space for a beautifully lush and productive container garden.
Whether you’re new to planting in pots or are an avid gardener, these seven tips will help you grow a lush container garden anywhere:
1. Choose Large Containers
Choose the biggest container you can for the space so plants have as much room as possible to grow. And don’t forget to make sure there’s a drainage hole in the bottom.
2. Pick a High-Quality Potting Soil
Soil is the foundation for growing healthy plants, so it’s of the utmost important to use fresh, high-quality soil for your container garden.
3. Select Native Species
The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map will help you determine which plants are most likely to thrive in your environment. Your local garden shop is also likely to carry plants that are appropriate for the local climate.
4. Opt for Dwarf Varieties
Generally, smaller varieties work best in a container garden. Plants that are “compact” or “dwarf” have been specially developed for container gardening.
5. Arrange Thoughtfully
Using the well-known design rule for container gardens, incorporating a thriller, filler, and a spiller will result in an eye-catchingly lush and healthy container garden.
6. Water Properly
While most people worry about under-watering plants, it’s just as easy to overwater your plants. Rather than watering on a set schedule, check first to see if your plants need water by touching the surface of the soil to see if it’s dry.
7. Nourish Regularly
H-G Plant Food
Proper nutrition is essential to the success of any container garden. Hyper-Grow Plant Food improves plant ability to resist and recover from stress and increases yields by supporting growth, quality, and size of container garden plants.
H-G Plant Food improves plant ability to resist and recover from stress. Increase your yield and quality with H-G Plant Food.
One week after planting your container garden, simply spray H-G Plant Food on plant foliage and soil every 7-14 days. Apply one spray pump per week from week two through week four. After week four, apply one spray pump every 7-14 days.
All it takes is a little care, planning, and H-G Plant Food, and you will be well on your way to the lush, Pinterest-worthy container garden you’ve always wanted!