Gardening Ideas for Container Gardens

People who are working with small sized gardens often find themselves at a loss when it comes to what to do with their small space. By applying some well thought out ideas to your small garden, however, you can make it something beautiful. Remember that small spaces can still include lots of variety in both types of plants and colors.

Making Use of Containers

Using containers is a great way to maximize the limited space you have in your garden. Flower pots might sound boring or dull at first, but the reality is that they can be used to create a beautiful garden dcor.

The containers you use in your garden certainly do not have to all be the same exact color. In fact, painting the pots you use a variety of complimentary colors and varying the size and shape of the pots will create quite a delightful effect in your garden. You can use all of the space you have by putting your plants in hanging planters as well.

The Right Container

Gardening ideas abound for container gardens, there are many different types of flowers and plants you can plant even with these little gardens. First make sure that your container has a good drainage system. Without good drainage your plants will turn soggy and the roots of your container will rot away.

When selecting a terra-cotta or ceramic container make sure that it has at least four or five good drainage holes. When you buy plastic or steel containers that don’t have drainage holes you can easily make your own with a drill.

You can even turn ordinary objects into containers for your garden. Whether it’s an old trough, watering can, wellington boots or tin cans spruced up with paint. Your gardening ideas are limited only by your imagination. Line the bottom of baskets that you want to turn into containers with sphagnum moss or coco fiber, this will allow water to drain and keep the soil in your container.

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