Would you like to decorate your terrace or balcony with pretty potted plants or add variety to your flowerbed? A good idea! In this article, we will tell you how to pot your plants and flowers outdoors and prepare them for the changing weather conditions.
After you've made holes in the jar, it's time for the next step. For that we need:
Root barrier fleece (needle film)
After filling the vessel with the drainage, we put a root barrier fleece over it to prevent the soil from being washed into the drainage layer during watering. Cut the fleece carefully to prevent soil from possibly getting into the drainage layer at the edge of the vessel.
Now pour the soil onto the root barrier fleece. Quality soil from the gardener pays off here because, in contrast to cheaper material, it has a high proportion of minerals - your plants will grow faster and thrive better.
In the outdoor area, we also recommend placing your tub on a coaster - for example, as shown in the picture on the left, on one of our "Pot feet"Coasters, which are available in different colors. This allows the remaining water to flow out of the holes better and at the same time you avoid stale water, which can cause rot. You also remain flexible and can easily follow the plants with a hand truck, for example Position it to suit your taste - and you will be spared the heavy hauling. In addition, you can react quickly and flexibly to the weather with this method. In a rain shower, simply push the plant into a protected area, you can protect your plant from too strong sunlight .
The planter is now well prepared - time for the planting. In our case we decided to plant for autumn. For this we choose the following plants:
Skimmia japonica - cultivar 'Veitchii' (Japanese Skimmia)
Calluna vulgaris (common heather or heather)
Gaultheria procumbens (shamberry)
These plants are particularly suitable for planting in autumn, as they do not shed their leaves, are robust and weather-resistant and, thanks to their colored berries, set colorful accents in dull autumn.
Arrange the plants according to your own taste and put them in the pot. Fill in the gaps with more soil and press it down lightly. Finally, you can add a few silver balls to match the season and cover the gaps with jungle moss. This layer protects the plants from the cold - and is also something for the eye.
Nothing stands in the way of your outdoor planting!
Your outdoor decoration for autumn is ready! Of course, you can also put together pretty arrangements for summer or spring. Make sure, however, that the plants used can survive outside in the appropriate weather conditions. Robust pots and planters can be found in our online shop at any time - feel free to browse through our range for the Outdoor area. And if you want to spruce up your home or office, we offer you the Indoor also a large selection of luxurious planters and vases.