How to Plant in Large Outdoor Flower Pots

How to Plant in Large Outdoor Flower Pots

Many gardeners assume that one cup of potting soil is sufficient to plant a plant in large outdoor flower pots. It is important to remember that the soil must be about a quarter of the way up the pot in order to drain properly. Filling the pot to 100% will compress the soil and prevent proper drainage, leading to mold and drowning your flowers. Read this article for more tips on planting in large outdoor flower pots.

Planting trees in flower pots

Before planting a tree in a pot, make sure that you carefully measure the size of the root ball. You may want to add pea gravel to the bottom of the container to create a solid layer of soil underneath the root ball. Your tree should be about 2 inches below the rim of the pot. Its root ball should be about the same size as its nursery pot. Make sure that the soil level in the pot matches the depth of the root ball.

A tree that has a root-bound pot is unlikely to grow well in a pot. If it does not grow as tall as you would like it to, you can purchase a smaller-sized tree, but make sure that it has the space to grow roots. Larger pots are best for larger trees, as they reduce stress caused by changing soil temperatures and moisture. For the best results, make sure that the pots you purchase are at least 20 inches wide.

Choosing a planter

One of the biggest challenges in selecting a large outdoor flower pot is lifting it with soil inside. Not only is this impractical, it is also bad for the plants and your back. To avoid these problems, it is important to carefully consider where you plan to place the pot. …

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