Planting flowers, shrubs, and trees in your yard is one of the easiest ways to improve the look of your landscape. But there’s more than one way to tackle your next softscaping project. Instead of just planting in the ground, you can add extra flexibility and structure by using pots for your plants!
Most of our smaller shrubs and trees, along with all of our flowers, can be easily put in pots. This allows for less permanent landscaping setups. Put your plants where you want them, and if you don’t like the layout, just switch up the location of your pots!
How to Landscape with Potted Plants
Using pots for your plantings is fundamentally similar to just planting them in the ground. Each starts with the same base—good soil, good location, and climate-appropriate plants. Make sure your pot is big enough to support the roots of your plant, but not too big to be impossible to move. Our landscaping experts can help you set up your pots to make sure they keep your plants healthy!
Preparing pots. While, as we said, your pots should be big enough to support the roots but small enough to be easily moved, there are a few other things you need to have for your pots. Make sure that there are drainage holes at the bottom of your pot so your plants won’t rot. Also, dropping pebbles small pieces of old pots in the bottom of your pot will help keep space open in the bottom of your pot for water to easily drain out.
Picking soil. Your soil is also important. Just like you would when you plant in the ground, applying the appropriate soil is essential. Traditionally, a good, light potting soil is the best way to go. Make sure you don’t pack the soil down!
Arranging your pots. Once you have your plants, pots, and soil picked out, it’s time to arrange them in attractive areas of your yard to complete your landscape project. Your pots work great in any of the following places:
- Flanking your walkways
- On your deck or patio
- Next to your in-ground plants on a terraced garden
- Around your pool
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If you’re ready to start your next softscaping project, contact Four Seasons today!