Gardening can be really hard work, and we don’t all have time to perfectly arrange a series of lawns and flower beds. Quite frankly, many of us don’t even have the luxury of lawns to consider. Container gardening is the next big thing, and it allows you to create gorgeous garden arrangements with minimal effort, and a lot less money spent. It’s all about creativity in a pot.
What is Container Gardening?
Put simply; it is the art of growing plants in pots that have been specifically organised. It can be done in a standard garden, on a patio, or even the balcony of an apartment. Plants are good for us, and they can help to brighten up both our homes and lives. They aren’t hard to do either, and there are loads of plants that actually benefit from living and growing in a container. You just have to make sure you do a little research first to ensure you have the right pots and environment.
What Do You Need?
So, what do you need to actually get started with your new gardening adventure? Here’s a quick checklist for you to follow:
- Plant pots/hanging baskets
- Good soil
- Compost and fertilizer
- Seeds and plants
- Gardening trowel
- Gardening gloves
- Watering can
That’s all you need; getting started is that easy. Hanging baskets are often forgotten with container gardening, and they really shouldn’t be. They are absolutely gorgeous, and you can grow some exceptional flowers and plants within them. If you have the space for even one basket, they are highly recommended.
What are the Benefits?
There are actually quite a few advantages to container gardening. You might find yourself surprised by just how good for you it can be:
- Takes up less space
- Easy to maintain
- Perfect for green thumbs (beginners)
- Stunning aesthetic
- Can be cared for all year round
- They are easy to harvest
- Portable, if you move to a new house or just switch the garden around
- Fun for the family, (read this great article about gardening with the kids)
- Great for mental health, offering you something to boost your mood and provide structure
- Good for your physical health; keeps you active and lowers the chance of heart issues
Container gardening is both fun and easy, so what are you waiting for? You can see just from the short list above that it is packed with great benefits to your health, home, and garden. Plus, there is nothing more delicious than eating the fruits and vegetables that you have painstakingly grown yourself.
Hopefully, you found this guide to container gardening useful. It’s such a good way to look after a garden that is more manageable and compact. Not to mention that it looks absolutely gorgeous once everything starts growing. As long as you take care of it, you are sure to enjoy it for many years to come. If you’re looking for some more advice on how to grow and care for a container garden, as well as the kind of plants you can use.
About the Author
This summary article was written by Will Tottle from Wonderfulwellies.co.uk Will is a UK based writer and blogger. His passions include outdoor adventure, family camping trips and of course a keen gardener.