Flower Boxes – Spice Up Your Routine

What’s better than a bouquet of flowers plucked by hand or vibrant taste of fresh herbs? Not having to spend hours of backbreaking work digging a plot of arable land into a garden. Planters are not just the easy; they are ideal for mobile and showcase your flowers and foliage. Before configuring a box in your garden or window, refer to this checklist handy if you’re prepared and ready to plant.

1. Plan ahead. Count how many pots you have in relation to number of plants you want, but take into consideration the space requirements of different species. Some plants need more space, while others have long roots here. Still others, like ivy or phlox are creepers that will eventually hang on the sides of the flower boxes.

2. Note where you are putting your boxes and how much sunlight is in these areas. Plants and flowers are generally grouped into three categories by the way they need lots of sun: sunlight, direct sunlight partial, and shade. For example, do not plant a shade looking flower with a sun looking flower. Beware: the shelves late afternoon are much weaker than the sun in the afternoon, because of the angle at which they hit the ground.

3. Play with different colors and structure combinations. The flowers come in many varieties, and combining adjacent to leafy green plants such as various grasses and ferns creates a nice contrast and look natural.

4. After bringing home plants have all the tools at hand so there is no need to stop halfway through the plantation to pick something that you missed. The items you’ll need are gloves, a trowel and a claw garden digging, potting soil, fertilizer option, and a hose or watering can.

5. Begin by filling pots about 2 / 3 of the way full with potting soil. Here you may want to add a layer of Miracle-Grow fertilizer, as if the soil you are using is not already expanded.

6. Then, take plants from the containers they came in, loosening the roots a bit, and then put in the box. Space plants evenly apart and do not overload. Be very careful trying not to break the roots.

7. While holding the plant upright, fill the rest of the potting soil to the edge of your planter. Press the base of plants to fix them up.

8. Finish watering plants with a hose or watering can. Be gentle when you use a pipe that the water pressure could damage the fragile stems, and make sure not to over water the plants, as this May kill. Depending on temperature, weather and humidity, water plants regularly according to their needs.

Build Your Own

If you are a real go-getter, try to build your own flower. They are relatively simple to construct, and that way you can have your exact size and shape specifications. Store bought planters generally come with rudimentary drainage system and window planters come with attachable hooks, but otherwise they are all basically open top square or rectangular wooden boxes. Just be sure to choose a durable wood such as cedar or cypress, which operates well outside. In addition, to increase funding for it is here that the weight of all the soil to rest. Finally, attach the sides as close together as possible to reduce discharges into the ground. In the end, if you buy or build, planters are a summer project with fruitful results that will keep the gift.