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Choices For Gardening In Pots

People with limited space can still have beautiful gardens. By gardening in pots, a consumer can create their own unique area, that doesnít have to take much time to maintain and takes limited space.

Gardening In Pots: Making A Water Feature

Pond and water features are an extremely popular choice for consumers. If your space is limited, or maybe you donít even have a yard, there is a way to create your own water garden.

It is important when gardening in pots, to make sure that there is a place that will be able to hold the weight of the pot. This is especially true about water garden in pots. Make sure that wherever this will be situated, that it will be well supported.

The first step in creating this water feature is to purchase a watertight pot. These can be found at a variety of home improvement stores and garden shops. A good height for this is probably around 18 inches high and 24 inches in diameter. When gardening in pots, and making this water feature it may be a good idea to get a small pump to be placed in the bottom of the pot. The electric cord attached to the pump can be pulled through the hole in the bottom of the pot and out the back. A small tube can be connected to the pump to make a small fountain if desired.

By doing this, the water will not stagnate and become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Water is added and then plants can be selected. Plants can either be floating type that donítí need to be planted, or planters can be purchased and set at the bottom of the large pot. Again, purchasing water plants can be done on the Internet or by going to local stores for more information.

When gardening in pots, be sure to check for any pressure points in the pot that may suddenly occur and start leaking. No one wants water running out of the pot. If there are structural problems empty the pot immediately.

Gardening in pots and creating a unique water feature can make an area feel warm and inviting. Gardening in pots is very simple, and doesnít take a great amount of time. Besides water features, pots can be used to house flowers and plants to create a lush environment on a patio or roof top. Gardening in pots lets the gardener take a small space and spruce it up to be a tranquil get away.


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