Five Easy Steps to Adding Hanging Flower Baskets in Your Yard

Hanging flower baskets look wonderful in a yard. My hanging flower baskets have been looking awful all winter long. So today I am going to share with you five easy steps to either add or redo hanging flower baskets in your yard.

First, let me share how badly my baskets looked. As you can see, I was not exaggerating.

This basket had only dirt in it. Nothing else. Oh, my!

This one looked almost as bad. At least it had one (barely) live flower in it.

Here is what you need to make hanging flower baskets in your garden.

 I. Purchase the items you need for you baskets.

  – Hanging Planter

  – Potting Soil

  – Sheet Moss (mat sheets are recommended)

  – Basket Liner (available at any nursery or hardware store)

  – Assorted Plants


I added a few options for hanging planters that you can order online. They are very reasonably priced. Just click the photo for the link.



II. Prepare the planter and line with sheet moss. (For me, preparing the planter meant dumping out the dead plants.)

I lined the planter with sheet moss. This would have been a lot easier had I purchased sheet moss in a mat form. I highly recommend you do that. But somehow I managed to get it to stay in place.

III. Place the basket liner in the basket with the sheet moss.

IV. Plant three or four plants in the basket. 

V. Fill with planting soil and pack in firmly. Water so the plants will adjust to their new surroundings.

All you need to do is hang the pots and water them every few days. I added a drip system to my pots so I should be able to keep these hanging planters looking great!

I now have four beautiful hanging planters that line our walkway to the pool and sand volleyball court.

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