One way to get a new and beautiful look to your home is through gardening. Enhancing greenery in your home also facilitates the exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen in the environment. Container gardening is a way to enhance the beauty and value of your home. It is much more interesting to add a new texture and color in your container garden in winter. Here are some things that you need to keep in mind for winter container gardening.
Gardening the containers in winter is not similar to any other gardening. It is important to consider the type of containers you use for winter gardening. Do not use containers made of ceramics, terracotta and clay because lower temperature may crack or crumble the material easily. It is, therefore, preferred to use containers made of thick plastic, wood, metal, fiberglass, concrete and stone. It is seen that broken clay pots are added at the bottom of the pots before adding soil in it. A special soil mix with sphagnum moss or peat may be added for containers as moisture is easily lost in winter. Polymer granules may also be mixed to retain the moisture all the time.
Watering the container at least once a week is enough. Even in winter, plants need sunlight. So, ensure that they are placed in places like porch or balcony where there is an increased chance of getting sunlight. Select those plants which can withstand the weather elements of winter. Primroses, dwarf deciduous Hollies, Coral bells, Pansies, Sages, flowering Kales and annual grasses are some of the preferable plants for winter container gardens. Get ready and accentuate your surroundings by special winter container gardening.