Container parks can add color and green space – Salisbury Post

Container gardens and floral arrangements add color and green space to empty spaces. These small backyards are becoming more and more popular, especially for those living in condominiums, apartments or commercial flower beds. The mobility of the handles allows you to control the design elements and light exposure that control group and easy movement. The use of implants is popular with people with limited time as well as limited or limited mobility. The use of container parks should not be limited to balconies or balconies. Consider planting and planting beds on the ground as a focal point. An empty wall or a single window can be turned into a place of interest by hanging or a window box.

Containers container- Containers should have sufficient capacity to support plant root systems. Garden centers and many retail outlets have container shapes, designs and colors. Look for drainage ditches necessary for growth and root growth. It is important to raise the container a few inches above the ground to help facilitate water and air flow. The water retention capacity is another important aspect of plant growth. Porous containers such as clay, cement or wood have a very good design, but they dry quickly. Asphalt or plastic containers have a special advantage in holding water in clay soils. If you have one of these containers, make sure there is a plastic cover or a pre-installed container.

Part of the design Most container designs use three basic design elements: a focus plant, a small supporting plant material and plants that reduce the edge of the container. However, there is really no right or wrong design for containers. Plant what you enjoy. The main idea is to consider small plants that can be tolerated and accepted in crowded places. Keep an eye on plant growth and know that you will need to replace outdated or diseased plant material throughout the growing season.

Soil media; The soil media in the container should be a clear mixture of adequate amount of petroleum, vermiculite, and ground crust. Also, a high quality blend with a well-drained moisture content is a must. Avoid using old, worn-out, previously used clay or garden soil in your container. The old planting soil or garden soil contains diseases and insects from the earlier plants.

Water Water- During the summer months, loading containers can be very demanding, often requiring irrigation twice a day in very hot weather. Some professional soil mixes contain water-repellent crystals that retain soil moisture. Packs of these crystals are also available to complement the soil mix. Be careful when adding these crystals as overuse can damage the root. Kindergartens and other retail areas have drip irrigation systems specifically designed for container gardens.

Fertilizer Healthy plants and container growth need regular fertilizer for maximum growth. When planted, timely fertilizers should be added, and then fed regularly with water-soluble fertilizers. Make sure you follow the instructions carefully for best results.

Darrell Blackwell He is a retired horticultural agent in Rowon County, North Carolina. Contact him at

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