Utilising patio containers is an easy and effective way to make a stylish statement in your garden, and to add much needed colour throughout your outdoor space. Whether you have a large garden, a simple back yard or even a balcony, adding a colourful containers can really help to bring a touch of nature to your home.
There are a huge variety of planters and containers available, so why not get creative and use a combination of shapes, size, and colour.
Once you have selected your pots, you need to choose a colour theme for your container garden. You can play off the colour of your container or focus on the flowers and foliage you plan to include. When combining plants in your containers, ensure they all need the same light levels and frequency of watering.
Use a variety of plants with different textures and heights to create interest. Don’t forget to help soften the edges of your colourful containers, and create a sense of movement, by adding trailing plants. Using a mix of perennials, shrubs and annuals helps to provide year round colour, simply swap out summer bedding plants for autumn pansies, viola and cyclamen.
When planting up use a top-quality compost mix, that containers slow-release fertiliser, to ensure your plants are provided with all the nutrients they will need to thrive. Containers and pots will need watering more frequently than borders as they cannot access any ground water. The use of water storing crystals such as Aqua Gel from Smart Garden helps to provide constant moisture for pots, containers, and baskets.
Deadhead spent blooms regularly to encourage new growth and prolong the flowering season. Weed and clean pots when required to ensure they continue to look good all year round.
For more information about our plant stock and what patio containers are available please give us a call on 0151 336 2116, or visit us on Chester High Road, Burton, South Wirral, CH64 8TF.