Step 1: Choose Your Space
Step 2: Decide on Your Ambience
Combining different colors and shapes with your plants, planters and outdoor furniture creates different types of ambiences for your setting. Determine a color scheme that you like and use that as a guidepost for picking out your flowers, planters and other elements that you want to add to your space. Learn more about choosing a planter from Southern Patio. Incorporating a variety of plants like flowers, small trees and shrubs will also contribute to creating a relaxed atmosphere.
Step 3: Determine Your Level of Maintenance
Think about your schedule and how much time you have to maintain your container garden getaway. This will also help determine what types of plants you want to implement. Annuals will need to be removed and replanted in-between seasons and perennials will not need to be replanted, only maintained. Start out small with 2 to 3 planters and expand as you learn what works best with your schedule.
Step 4: Fill Your Planters
Whether you’re planting shrubs, small trees or flowers, you should be set with a few hand tools to put everything together. Using a soil scoop, fill the bottom of the planter with potting soil but leave room for the plant that you will be transplanting so that you do not have to dig a hole. Use a hand transplanter to transfer the plant from it’s container to your planter and fill the remaining space with potting soil. Using a hand rake, smooth out the soil to an even level and make sure to water your plants.