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Mixing Beauty and Practicality in The Garden

The garden is an often-under-appreciated part of our lives, but it is one of the most important parts of our home as well as of our life. We spend most of our time out in the garden – on the porch, the stoop, the driveway – and we need to take care of it to be healthy. When it’s healthy, it would ensure our well-being as well.

What is essential to a garden?

Gardeners love to argue that the best bunnies come from the most natural and organic gardens, while the best crocus colours come from the most traditional and colourful ones. This is true. But the best gardeners are those who take a unique and personal approach to their gardens and still strive to deliver the most practical results.

Beauty plus practicality and the solution to that:

A container garden is a practical alternative to traditional gardening techniques. The containers can be filled with soil and plants, or they can be lined with plastic. The containers may be round, square, rectangular, or oval.

Here are some container gardening tips to achieve beauty and practicality in your garden:

  • Proper drainage and container colour are vital

We’ve always known that proper drainage is essential for healthy plants, as too much water can be problematic for plant growth as well as the for the soil health. So, before you plan on choosing the flowers, try and make sure the yard drainage is maintained, so your garden doesn’t get flooded even during rainy days.

Apart from this, the pots too have to be checked for proper drainage to ensure that the plants stay strong, vibrant, and healthy. For the past few years, we’ve been plagued by a serious problem, what we call “root rot.” Of course, it’s important to make sure your container has good drainage, so water doesn’t pool up and cause a mess. But the colour of your container shouldn’t be overlooked either. It can make quite a difference, especially if you have a container that is used to blend in with its surroundings.

  • Pick attractive pots

When it comes to gardening, pots are one of the most-used gardening accessories. You can go from planting to harvesting in a matter of days-if you know the right pot for your plants. The trick is to know what pots to use for which type of plants. Different plants require different pots to provide them with the right amount of sunlight and moisture, as well as to avoid root rot.

  • Choose the kind of container

What you choose to store your plants in will determine the quality of their life and the look of your garden. There are many factors to consider when deciding which type of container to use for your plants. For example, for plants that grow very tall and need a large container, like tomatoes, a large plastic barrel or a clay pot would be the best choice.

For plants that grow fine and small, you will want to use a small clay pot. If you want your plants to grow very fast, you need to choose a different type of container.

While I love decorating my home to look beautiful, I also take pride in having a well-organised garden that is fun to grow and play in. A big part of my garden is a collection of large, colourful ceramic planters. Both practical and beautiful, these containers make a great way to display plants and are also an easy way to keep your garden organised and neat.

  • Flowers plus some vegetables look good

We love a good flower, but we also love a good veggie patch. And, when we combine the two, we get an even better effect. Sometimes, a quick and simple flower bouquet can look quite striking, and these can be arranged in different ways. But, when we add a little vegetable, things get even better.

  • Keep it simple

A simple garden can be a pleasure, and it can be a challenge. The beauty of a garden is that it comes naturally if you take the time to study it. You needn’t fall into the trap of thinking it is difficult. A simple garden is carefully planned, where you have a key idea in mind.

There are many benefits to growing your plants when it comes to the garden. Standing back and watching the seeds grow is one, but it is not the only benefit. Gardening is an outlet for creativity. If you have friends or family who would love to grow a garden or just looking for a way to spend time with your kids, try growing a few vegetables. This way, you can spend time together and help out the environment.