You may be looking for the perfect container garden to bring color and variety to your home. Containers, such as the famous “20 gallon planter”, can be a wonderful way to bring a certain atmosphere or look into your home. One of the things that make container gardening so popular today is the fact that you can create just about any type of look or feel that you are looking for. The possibilities seem endless. If you are one of those people who enjoy the more natural look of a garden without all of the care and upkeep associated with a permanent garden, than container gardening may just be the solution for you.
Deciding which container to use can seem difficult at first because there are so many options. For those who are used to having a garden in a soil type that they feel “natural” in, then choosing a container that has a very rich and organic soil may be off-putting. There are also some containers that are very durable and weather-resistant. They will stand up against harsher weather, but if you choose one of these make sure that it is not one of the plastic varieties that are prone to breaking and cracking.
A traditional pot or flower pot is actually an extremely versatile piece of equipment when it comes to planning and organizing your container garden. They come in a wide range of styles and sizes as well as colors and patterns to suite anyone’s particular needs. You can pick the perfect sized planter based on the amount of space available in your yard. Many people have the belief that the larger the container, the better it looks but this simply is not true when it comes to pot plants and planters.
If you are thinking about container gardening, then it is important to decide what you are looking for before you start the project. You will need to decide how large of a container you want, what you will be placing inside, and how much money and effort you are willing to put into the container garden. Some of the most common materials used to make pots and planters are clay, metal, wood, fiberglass, plastic, and ceramic. Each one of these has its own advantages and disadvantages that you should research thoroughly before beginning a container garden project.
It is important to know exactly what type of plant material you want to use in your container garden. This may be one of the most important decisions you will make before beginning your planter. The wrong type of plant material can make your container garden look out of balance and messy. The wrong type of plant material can also make it difficult for certain types of insects to latch on to your planter and startle your plants from moving around. You should consider the climate where you live, the type of soil you have, and what type of plant material will best suit your particular environment before you begin your container garden.
When choosing a container planter, it is important to choose one that is made from a sturdy material. Plastic planters are the cheapest option, but they tend to be the lowest quality. They will not survive long outside a protective covering and are difficult to clean. Wood and metal planters are both stronger and more durable, but they are also heavier, are more expensive, and require more maintenance than plastic or metal planters. Wood can rot, while metals are prone to rusting.
Once you have chosen a planter of the right size for your container garden, you need to decide what container you will be using to house your plants. If you are creating an indoor garden, you should choose a planter that is large enough to hold a reasonable number of plants, but small enough that you can easily move it from room to room if necessary. For an outdoor container garden, you will probably want to choose a planter that is larger and that will house several pots if you plant a lot of different plants.
After choosing a planter that fits your needs, and after installing it in your home, you may be wondering how to store your container planter. You can use hanging wire to hang your planter to a hook in your garden, or you can purchase a small storage box to put your planter in. Finally, you may want to use a tablecloth to cover your planter when not in use, and to protect it from harsh elements outside. With a little bit of effort, you can have a beautiful 20-gallon planter in no time.