Tips for Keeping Outdoor Planters Looking Great Throughout the Season

By September 15th, 2018

Tips for Keeping Outdoor Planters

Whether you have a large and spacious garden or you have a small patio area, by the end of the summer, your planters can begin (Replace with something more positive) The wear and tear of the long, hot summer months take a toll on your planters and without proper care, your gorgeous flowers and plants can quickly become (same here, use a more positive word). Luckily, there are several things you can do to ensure your outdoor planters look great until the very end of the season.

Don’t Slack on the Water

The outdoor planters in your yard still need their regular water supply to survive and produce colourful, healthy blooms. Even as the weather starts to cool down, they still need ample water to thrive so it is important that you closely watch the soil and make sure it doesn’t dry out — but also be mindful that you don’t overwater!

Groom the Flowers

Grooming is a critical step to keep your planters looking their best. Deadheading is when you pluck the dead and old blooms from the plant. It takes very little time and keeps the plant looking healthy and it encourages blooming. Pruning outer branches on your flowers also helps you maintain the shape of the annual flowers and plants, and prevents them from sagging, drooping.

Fertilize

If you want your outdoor planters to thrive and be healthy, they need all the essential minerals that will keep them growing and producing throughout the entire season. Adding fertilizer to the plants it is a great way to provide nutrition to the plants. Throughout the summer, many essential nutrients for the plants are washed away from constant watering. This means you need to replace them to keep your plants growing well. Talk to the experts at your local TERRA Greenhouse location for guidance on the right plant soil and fertilizer to ensure your plants grow and bloom all summer long.

Continuous Monitoring

Even if you don’t have the time to spend out in the garden each day, you should still regularly inspect and evaluate the health of your outdoor plants. There are several signs that your plants may be in danger and are in need of some TLC. If you can spot these problems early, it is much easier to keep the plants gorgeous for your outdoor living space throughout the entire season.

A few warning signs to look for include:

  • Wilting leaves
  • Too many insects
  • Yellowing leaves
  • Very few blooms
  • Brown or dead-looking leaves

Additionally, educate yourself on the specific plants you grow. The more you know about the plants, the better care you can provide and the more likely they are to succeed.

If you want to keep your planters looking their best, visit your local TERRA Greenhouse location. You can gather outdoor planter ideas, receive advice on how to grow and care for specific plants, and browse their wide inventory.

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