Buying smart new gardening containers to compliment different flower arrangements can completely revamp the appearance of your garden or balcony. There are several kinds of gardening containers available at Florist Singapore or through Flower Delivery Singapore. Given below are some great tips for maintaining gardening containers:
- Containers or flowerpots
Any vessel or pot that contains a drainage hole and can hold soil can be used as a flower container. Plants in large pots do not need frequent watering, since the container can hold a greater volume of soil. However, plants and flowers in smaller pots need to be watered regularly. A greater soil volume means that your plants or flowers can develop a wider, deeper and healthier root network. Plants with healthy roots bloom for a longer time.
The material used to make the flowerpot is an important determinant in the window of time it takes for the soil to dry out. Cocoa moss and clay pots tend to dry out quickly, while glazed or plastic pottery takes a long time because the water on its sides does not evaporate.
A basic tip for container maintenance is to water your plant when the topmost layer of soil feels dry to the touch. It is recommended to keep watering the plant until some water leaks out of the drainage hole. One should be very careful when watering plants during cool temperatures. If the soil becomes too cool, it can cause damage to the plant. Large containers tend to remain extra moist because they contain a larger volume of soil. A larger soil volume makes plant maintenance easier during hot weather, but more difficult during cold weather.
The type and amount of soil plays an important role in your plant’s health. The soil should have an optimum ratio of water content and air space. Online florist advises that you should fill up the pot with soil, but leave some space between the top layer of soil and the brim of the container. Do not pat the soil after planting the seeds. Instead, use water to lightly moisten the soil, causing it to settle down. Different types of soils are readily available at different flower shop.
Using fine quality of fertilizer is very important for proper growth of a plant. The easiest way to provide fertilizer to potted plant is to incorporate slow releasing fertilizer with soil while planting seeds in a flowering pot of container.
These are some tips you should keep in mind when using gardening containers.