Today I am going to share with you five easy steps to either add or redo hanging planters in your yard. I love mine so much!
Adding hanging planters is a great way to add color to your yard. Follow these five easy steps, and you’ll be on your way to enjoying beautiful blooms in no time.
Hanging planters look wonderful in a yard. My hanging planters 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.
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Why I Needed New Hanging Pots
First, let me share how badly my planters 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 a few (barely) live flowers in it. In case you are wondering, I discovered that the sprinklers weren’t working in the hanging planters. So it was not my total neglect. Rather, I hadn’t noticed they were literally dried out!
Five Easy Steps to Adding Hanging Planters
Here is what you need to make hanging planters in your garden.
#1 Purchase the items you need for your planters.
- hanging planter and poles for hanging pots
- Potting Soil
- Sheet Moss (mat sheets are recommended)
- Basket Liners
- 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.
#2 Prepare the planter and line it with sheet moss. (For me, preparing the planter meant dumping out the dead plants.)
#3 – Line 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.
#4 Sometimes I place the basket liner in the basket with the sheet moss. This will hold the soil in the pot. You really need the liner, I promise.
#5 Plant three or four plants in the basket. Here you can see I forgot to buy the peat moss and didn’t use it.
#6 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 fixed the drip system in my pots so I should be able to keep these hanging planters looking great!
I now have four beautiful hanging planters again that line our walkway to the pool and sand volleyball court.
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