Ways To Fill Tall Planters
Tall planters can decorate a large space or serve as a focal point for several smaller plants. There are alternate ways to fill your planters without spending too much or straining your back. Determine the soil depth required for the plant you wish to grow in the tall planters. If you can’t find information about root depth, which is sometimes available on plant tags, take into account the minimum size container in which you often see the plant growing. Measure the total planter height. Subtract the number of inches of soil needed from the total planter height to determine the depth of filler needed. Cut a piece of hardware cloth or landscaping fabric to fit the bottom of the container. Place the material in the bottom of the container to cover the drainage holes. If the drainage holes are on the sides at the bottom of the container, cut the material large enough to extend up the sides slightly and cover the holes so potting soil doesn’t work its way through the filler and escape through the holes.
Fill the container up to the chalk line with polystyrene foam packing peanuts. Mix equal parts compost, sphagnum peat and perlite or vermiculite to create your own potting blend. Fill the tall planters to within 2 inches of the top with the potting mix. Plant your choice of plants to the depth of the original container, and pack the potting mix gently around the roots. Add more potting mix, if needed, to fill the container to the edge. Water the plant with just enough water to moisten and settle the soil.
Backyard Patio With Tall Planters
Planters add versatility to your yard, allowing you to place flowers and plants wherever you want them.
Front Yard With Wooden Tall Planters
You can move these planters from place to place, and even from outside to inside as the weather changes.
Indoor Modern Tall Planters
Remember that with a tall planter, the sides are likely to show just as much, if not more than, the top.
Backyard Deck With Concrete Tall Planter
Tall planters bring height and personality to any spaces.
Fiberglass Outdoor Tall Planters
A tall planter used to grow trees and shrubs with deep root systems must be filled with soil to allow enough room for the roots to expand.
Colorful Outdoor Tall Planters
If you want to group tall planters together in your yard, such as by placing them nicely spaced apart in straight rows, you may be able to find a nursery to give you a discount.
Front Yard Black Tall Planters
Choosing the best tall planters for your home is usually easy once you've decided on the color and width most suitable for the area.
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