Consequently, how do you plant a planter?
Part fill the planter with compost mix. Place your plants in the garden planter while still potted up to experiment with final placement. Remove plants from their pots, loosening the roots at the base of each root ball. Place in final positions in the planter firming more potting medium around them.
Besides, how do you plant outdoor planters?
Do I need to line a planter box?
You need to line your planter box if it’s made from wood or metal. The liner will help prolong the planter’s life. You don’t need to use a liner if the planter is made using plastic, ceramic, or concrete as they are quite durable by themselves.
Light materials you can use to fill the bottom of your large planter include:
- Water/soda bottles.
- Water or milk jugs (lids on, if possible)
- Solo cups (turned upside down)
- Take-out plastic food containers.
- Empty detergent bottles.
- Nursery pots and 6-packs (turned upside down)
- Unused plastic pots (turned upside down)
Traditional planting is when you allow enough room between plants that the planter looks full after 2 to 3 weeks of additional growth. Generally I would use 3 or maybe 4 plants in 10 or 12-inch planters, 4 to 6 plants in a 14 to 16-inch planter and Six to 8 plants in an 16 to 20-inch planter and so on.
Put a layer of gravel in your plant’s drainage tray, or down inside a decorative planter, then sit your plant pot on top. The gravel will hold water and increase humidity, while keeping your plant’s roots up out of the puddle.
Some experts suggest using a layer of pebbles as a sort of drainage layer in those pots without drainage holes. This technique allows excess water to flow into the space with the pebbles, away from the the soil and therefore the roots of your plant.
Create a drainage layer
A drainage layer is created by adding a medium such as pebbles, stones or pumace to the bottom of a pot before adding soil. Soil particles are very small and tightly packed together, which means that water moves through them quite slowly.