Free Landscaping Ideas

Here is another free landscaping idea that you can steal and use as your own.

A lot of ideas for landscaping rely on the property owner having a large area to work with, but what if you only have small or smallish area to work with?

Not a problem. Even people in high rises can have their very own garden to look at!

Planting in containers is the obvious solution. There really isn't much different between traditional gardening and container gardening except one very important fact.

Traditional gardens rely heavily on nature for their basic needs, but container gardens rely VERY heavily on you for their basic needs.

Container gardens need a lot of attention from you. You need to be able to provide them with the nutrients they need as container gardens tend to dry out quickly.

You can grow almost anything in containers, from edible plants to water love plants. You can even grow trees, but they will never get to their intended size as their roots are confined.

While you don't have to go for slow growing trees and shrubs, it's probably a good idea if you think you won't have a lot of time to spare on your plants.

It's also a good idea to select plants that are able to survive well in drought like conditions and are quite hardy.

When it comes to selecting the type of containers to put your plants in, the most popular pots seem to be terracotta and stone. However, be careful with weight restrictions if you are putting your containers on balconies, you don't want to do any structural damage to your home.

Taking care of a plant in a container is not all that hard. Make sure they get adequate water, have good soil, get pruned when needed and re-potted when they get too big for their current home. Also don't forget to fertilize.

If you do however want to slow the growth of your plants, prune the roots to slow the growth.

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