Here are a few tips on how to get the most from your potted planters!
A. If possible, place containerswithin reach of a hose. They are in a sunny location, water at least once a day during the hot summer months. This is the most important step when it comes to successful potted planters.
B. Assemble your planter pots where they will be displayed. That way, you won't have to move them from one end of your gardenor patio to the other. ARGHHHHHHH.....
C. Use a potting mix designed for containers. We know we keep harping on this one step but it is so important to successful and beautiful potted planters. Don't fill the pots with just regular garden soil or compost. Check the label for ingredients. The best mixes include lime to balance the PH, controlled release fertilizer and water retaining polymers.
D. Mulch the top of the containers with shredded bark, faux rocks, gravel or even small pine cones or seashells. It will dress up the pots and also reduce moisture loss.
E. When you select several different types of plants for one pot, make sure they all have the same sun and water requirements. This really does help to eliminate further problems.
F. Lastly, check the plants regularly to nip problems in the bud. If a plant or container is harboring pests or disease, remove it immediately.
These are basic steps but can easily be forgotten. Hope this helps!