For those who have no yard, or a tiny yard, then container gardening is the best way to showcase their green thumbs you can contact a certified landscaping. It is not easy as growing flowers in a yard as there is no natural environmental equilibrium and even the smallest change in temperature indoors or too much water can make things turn around in a second. Also, the containers for the plants must be chosen accurately for each plant. There are different materials, sizes, makes and finishes to choose from in today’s gardening section of the supermarket. So here are some ideas on choosing through the numerous planters.
Picking the proper size
Size depends mainly on the type of plant (the size it will grow into and how deep the roots usually go) and the availability of space indoors. Depending on where you plan on putting the planter (by the door, window or porch paving) the size can differ drastically. Usually the bigger the pot is, the better suited it will be for any plant. If you plan on growing vegetables then the huge size is a must (think tomatoes). Some flowering plants have roots that go up to meters so better check what your seed packets are made of.
If you want to go for an ideal antique look or an old Spanish style look for your indoors, growing your plants in a wine or a half whiskey barrel is great. It adds to the charm and if you polish it and maintain it properly it will fit right in anywhere in your house.
Material of choice
Depending on the make and material of the planter, you can figure out whether it will last a while and whether the plant will last in the pot. Clay pots and cement pots tend to dry out faster than other even though they are the ones recommended by interior designers. So you will have to water these more frequently than plastic or wood planting pots. Wood material is the best suited but the type of wood should be resistant to rotting so choose a wood like cedar or redwood. You can even use your old recycling material and add on a whole eco-friendly look indoors or at your good paving. There are great DIY projects of making planting pots out of used non-biodegradable items on the internet.
Usually indoor planting pots come with a saucer for catching the extra water that is draining out so make sure to grab the saucer when you are getting the planting pot. Before you buy it, check how many holes are there for drainage or whether you can add more holes at home on your own.