In Central, New Albany

Container Gardens

Container gardening is exactly what it sounds like—it is growing plants in containers rather than planting them in the ground. It is easy to do and can be done in areas with bad soil and less than perfect traditional garden environments.  Container gardens can be fun for both experienced and novice gardeners.  Container gardening is a great way of gardening when you want to have a garden and enjoy plants in places that are not normal garden areas.  Container gardens are also great for adding a focal point to a deck or patio.

Container gardening is useful when:

  1. You want to move plants into the house for the winter.
  2. Controlling the soil quality is desired.
  3. There isn’t much space available.
  4. You want to grow year-round herbs and vegetables (or pretty flowers).
  5. Adding height, texture and variety to the yard is important.

Whether this is your first time for creating a container garden or if you’re more experienced, here are a few tips and products that help make container gardening easier.

1. Buy the Right Materials

First, you must decide what plants you want in your container garden. Your container garden can produce vegetables, fruits, or flowers.  Once you decide on what you want to grow, research what that plant requires to grow. For example, tomatoes need a container with a good amount of depth for the roots to grow; herbs and lettuce require a shallow container with a wide surface area. Of course, all plants need sunlight every day and plenty of water.

2.  Make Your Container Garden Unique

You can choose  different containers (buckets, pots, crates, boxes, etc.) of all different sizes and colors to make your garden unique.  The main thing to keep in mind is to make sure that your plants have plenty of room for the roots to expand.

3.  Shop at New Albany Garden Center

You won’t have to go far to find the perfect container garden plants for your home. New Albany Garden Center has many plants and containers for container gardens.  You can visit them at 5211 Johnstown Road New Albany, OH 43054 .


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