Find the Perfect Pots for National Gardening Month

Find the Perfect Pots for National Gardening Month

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The perfect pot is the perfect addition to your garden during National Gardening Month. If you’ve been considering adding some new pots to your garden this year, the following are a few flower pots we’d recommend you take a look at.

Terra-Cotta: Classic, charming, and visually appealing, terra-cotta is the most commonly used flower pot on the market. While heavy and breakable, it will last for a very long time if you take care of it. Further, because of its porous construction, it allows plenty of air to reach the roots and water to drain away. If you want a little color, that’s not a problem when you select a glazed terra-cotta pot for your pansies and poinsettias.

Fiberglass: Light, durable, and cheap, fiberglass containers can be molded into a wide variety of shapes and styles. This makes it possible to find the perfect one to match your landscape’s decor. While they can flake and chip as time passes, they will be just fine if you treat them as being equally as fragile as terra-cotta.

Metal: The most durable of the bunch, metal’s heavy nature makes it a long-lasting addition to your garden. Just remember to coat your metal pots with a rust protector and UV-resistant sealant. Like fiberglass, the choices of shapes and styles are practically limitless, which allows you to select the perfect pot to pair with your growing flowers.

National Gardening Month is right around the corner, and we’d love to help you get your garden in shape for the season. We invite you to contact Rosehill Gardens for more information about the plants we carry and the services we have available to you.

Plan a Garden that Uses Water Efficiently

Have you ever worried about the amount of water your garden uses in order to maintain its colorful perfection? At Rosehill Gardens, we have a few ideas on how you can implement water wise gardening without affecting the overall beauty of your garden.

Plan a Garden that Uses Water Efficiently

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The key to the wise use of water in your garden is called Xeriscaping. At its core, it involves learning to choose the right plants for your type of garden and your site. It also includes learning how to design your garden so that it can be maintained with minimal additional water.

There are seven main principles of Xeriscaping:

  • It is important to plan your garden carefully. Group plants with similar needs that work with your site together.
  • You need to choose the right plants for your soil type and the amount of natural water available. This often includes plants native to your Kansas City region.
  • You can work to improve your soil by adding organic matter. Doing this improves water retention and means plants need additional water less often.
  • You can further support the soil enhancing process by adding mulch to the ground. You can also use shredded bark to add to the visual appeal of your garden.
  • Lawn is a huge user of water, and the amount of your garden given over to the grass should be minimal. Where you do choose to plant grass, choose seeds that are appropriate for your Kansas City region.
  • The last two principles involve effective watering of your plants and appropriate garden maintenance, including weeding and pest management. One way to achieve this is to consider a drip irrigation system that allows watering based on the needs of your plants.

If you have any further questions about Xeriscaping or water wise gardening, contact Rosehill Gardening today.