Many people like the looks of flowers growing on their porches and patios. Other people have no other choices in places to grow flowers. These people may have no yards to grow flowers or to make any gardens. Then there are the people who just love flowers so much that they want to grow them in their yards and on their patio or porches. As you are done with the installation of the best outdoor sectional sofa sets, now is the time that you start investing your time with your porch garden. With just a few simple steps you can be a proud owner of a beautiful porch garden.
Growing flowers on your porch isn’t a really hard thing to do. Your flowers, of course, will need care and attendance, sometimes more so than the flowers in your yard. But with a little bit of thinking and studying, you can easily learn how to take care of these flowers and plants and have your porch looking beautiful in no time.
Here are some tips that I have found handy.
First, consider what type of container you want to use for your flowers. You can use hanging baskets, pots that will sit on a table or railing or even trays. Remember to buy your containers a little bigger than the plants you plan on using. Hopefully, your plants will live all season long, this means they will be getting bigger and will need room to grow, especially their roots.
Now get some really good soil to use in planting your flowers. Your flowers won’t be getting any extra nourishment from the ground, so you will have to give it a rich base soil. You can even buy potting soils now that come with added vitamins and nutrients that your plants need, as well as fertilizer.
Of course, the fun part is picking out the kinds of flowers to plant. You can plant many kinds of flowers in pots or planters on your porch. Before you buy the flowers, you should consider how much sun your patio or porch may get. Some flowers need more sun than others and some flowers can tolerate the sun better. When you go to buy the flowers, check to see if they come with a guide sheet or little sticker that tells whether they tolerate full sun, shade or partial sun and shade.
Remember when you start to plant your flowers, it is best to squeeze the root area a little, allowing the dirt to loosen up a bit. This helps the roots to grow faster in their new home.
Some people will choose a corner of a patio and porch or use this as their central area for their plants, grouping plants of different sizes in different style containers together. You can even decorate the dirt area by adding colorful rocks to the top of your soil.
You can come up with many unique looks to your new patio or porch garden. It just takes a bit of imagination and a little bit of work.