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Coordinate Your Planters with the Seasonin Outdoor Living
Using containers filled with seasonal plants are an extremely versatile way to bring colour to the exterior of your home. They can brighten up your patio or front step with colourful flowers, or provide you with herbs in pots that you can easily pick to use in the kitchen. A wide variety of containers and sizes can be used for potted plants. Our staff at Art Knapp Surrey Garden Centre can help you with all of the plants, containers and bulk or bagged soil that you need to get started.
Containers are very versatile and many different beddings plants, fruits, shrubs and vegetables can be grown in containers. Using a combination of trailing plants with something colour and upright like begonias, can create the beginnings of an attractive grouping for your spring or summer containers. Once the season turns to autumn, changing out the flowers to something like Chrysanthemums (mums) or Dahlias will take you through the Fall season.
When choosing containers, keep in mind that clay or terracotta pots are porous and don’t weather as well if you are planning to keep them outdoors all year round. Plastic containers with adequate drainage are a good choice and provide the added benefit of being lightweight and easy to move around. If you are growing shrubs or perennials in containers, large sized plastic pots allow plenty of room for growth and retain water well also.
It takes plants a little while to settle into their containers, with more growth happening from spring and summer planted containers rather than those planted in the autumn or winter. Planting in pots means that you are responsible for keeping them hydrated and fertilized. The staff at Art Knapp can help you find the right bagged or bulk soil, fertilizer, containers and plants to create a decorative garden for your home.