Spring is finally here! Which means warmer weather, longer days and gardening. Gardening can be a fun way to get out of the house and get into the sun! With so many different types of flowers, bushes and trees to choose from, how can you know which ones are right for you and your garden? Here are a few helpful tips on choosing the right plants for you!
1. Decide on Color Scheme
2. Vary Shape, Size and Texture
3. Where is the Sun?
4. Consider the Size of the Plants Purchased
Do you know one of the common problems with gardening and planting flowers? Getting plants that are too big! It's really easy to look at the current size of a plant in a pot and plan accordingly to that! But did you know that plants actually grow bigger once they are in the ground? You don't want to crowd the plants because then you're going to have do extra work of moving them around later. Just make sure when you are purchasing the plants, you know how big they will be once full grown.
This is an easy one! We all know that plants need some type of nutrients to help them grow. Soil is a main factor! With soil being such an important factor, two great soils are intelli-soil and soft soil. Our intelli-soil is great for house plants, hanging pots and even outside plants! It's specially formulated growing mix to help your plants grow and great looking plants with little maintainance. It's also enriched with wool pellets to help through whole growing season! Soft soil which is another great option it is packed with nutrients and it's great for raised garden beds! Don't forget your wool pellets! Wool pellets help your gardens by holding up to 20% their weight in water so it reduces the amount of time spent watering, they also wick away water to help reduce overwatering and they increase porosity for optimal root growth!
Intelli-Soil potting mix
Intelli-soil is a premium potting mix that is made from Coir, Terra Zest, and Wool Pellets. Intelli-soil is light and fluffy and will hold 40% more moisture while maintaining good drainage for strong root development. Plants in Intelli-soil have gone up to 7 days before signs of wilt. Intelli-soil comes in 1CF bags.
A perfect blend of our screened topsoil and our premium compost. This is a great product for raised bed gardens!
Price is per cubic yard (about a pickup load), and will cover about 162 sqft 2 inches deep.
Wool Pellets are 100% Raw Wool from sheep, that adds nutrition to your plants. Wool Pellets are a 9-0-2 grade fertilizer. Wool Pellets will help hold water helping to reduce watering by 25% while still keeping the porosity in your soils. An 8 oz bag will cover about 15 square feet and is enough for at least 6 gallons of soil if used as directed.
There are definitely more tips and tricks when it comes to picking flowers for your garden and these just a few! Always remember that it's your garden, so you do what you want! Make it your own, add your style, interests anything! Show us pictures of your gardens in the comments below!
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