Spring is a wonderful time to plant container gardens around the outside of your home to add some color and curb appeal. After the winter season has run its course, it's refreshing to see brightly colored flowers and watch things grow! Container gardens are great for all types of homes, but they're an especially good option if you live in an apartment or home with limited yard space. Here are some tips for creating the perfect spring container gardens.
Pots - The possibilities are endless when it comes to pots for container gardens. Your local home improvement store or plant nursery is likely to have an abundance of pots from which you can choose. Additionally, recycled items from around your home can make fantastic containers. Anything with space for compost will work - including cans, buckets, fruit trays, and colanders. If you choose something that doesn't have holes in the bottom, use a drill to create some drainage holes before you begin planting.
Plants - Choosing a variety of colors, textures, and heights is important when putting together a container garden. It would be ideal to have something tall, something that will hang over the edge of the pot, and something with a pop of color for the center. To view some great plants for spring container gardens, click here. Be sure to consider how much light your container garden will receive and then pick your plants accordingly.
Soil - Choose a good potting soil from your local home improvement store or plant nursery. Also, select a fertilizer. Add some rocks to the bottom of your pot for drainage and then cover with soil. Once the soil and plants are in the container, continue filling in until the soil reaches an inch from the top of the container. Be sure to pack the soil lightly, as it will continue to settle as the plant grows.
For more instructions on how to create the perfect container garden for spring, click here or watch the video below.