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 …How to Plant in Large Outdoor Flower Pots Read More