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Spring Container Gardens

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Container gardens are just as unique and diverse as gardens.There are different styles and color options of container gardens for yourpatio, porch and even for inside your home. You can plant traditional flowercontainer gardens or even a vegetable garden!

  • The Keyto Container Garden Success
    • PickYour Container
      • Manyoptions from glazed, light weight, window boxes, and many more.
    • Drainage
      • Makesure your pot or container has a whole in the bottom
      • Ifnot, create good drainage by adding a good layer of rock
        • We also recommend using some charcoal at thebottom of the container to soak up any extra water
    • Soil
      • Usea good quality potting mix in containers…not a planting mix
      • PikePotting & Container Soil is light and nutrient rich which is essential forcontainer gardens
      • UseEB Stone Sure Start as you are planting to help stimulate your plants rootsystem
  • Thriller,Filler, Spiller
    • Thriller
      • Thisprovides the height, drama and maybe color for your container garden
      • Ifyou can view from all sides, plant this in the center. If not, plant towardsthe back of the container
    • Filler
      • Picka color scheme and echo that color through all your plants
      • Foliageplants can be just as pretty as flowering plants
      • Thesewill be used to fill in your container
    • Spiller
      • Thespiller will spill over the edge of your container
      • Getcreative
      • Mayhave to do some maintenance and trim back occasionally
  • FinishingYour Container Garden
    • Fillin around your plants with Pike Potting Soil
    • Duringthe first watering, make sure and get everything good and wet because it willbe the first time the potting soil has gotten wet.
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