4 DIY Container Garden Ideas for Spring
Spring is the time of growth and greenery, and it’s finally here! If you’re interested in creating a beautiful, colorful, and healthy garden and like the idea of using containers (convenience, modern style, portability, versatility), you’ve come to the right place. We have 4 DIY container garden ideas for spring right here. Here we go:
Idea 1 – Vegetable Container Garden
It may be hard to believe, but some vegetables will grow in the Arizona summer. Better yet, some vegetable plants are easy to grow in containers and provide a good yield during most months of the year, especially during spring. There’s a sense of accomplishment every gardener feels when they succeed in container vegetable gardening; because unlike flowers and ordinary plants, vegetables can be useful in day to day life. Here’s a small list of vegetable plants that can easily be grown in containers:
- Lettuce, Spinach, and other Greens, etc.
Idea 2 – Herb Container Garden
Along with the wonderful flavor herbs provide in our cooking, they’re also great in teas and beverages because they have a number of health benefits. Herbs are also the easiest plants to grow in containers and can thrive on just a little water and care. Many people grow herbs at the kitchen windows or even indoors because these plants are so useful and easy to manage. Here’s a list of herbs you can grow indoors:
Idea 3 – Succulent Container Garden
Succulents are very resilient plants and have adapted to thrive on less water, less nutrients, and excessive heat. These plants are ideal for gardens in hot and dry regions. They’re also very low maintenance and only need to be watered once every couple of days. Succulents retain water in their fleshy leaves and will survive even if you forget to water them for a couple of days. You just need to make sure they’re grown in loose and sandy soil; if the soil is clay-like and retains too much water, it will drown the delicate roots. Here’s a list of succulents you can plant in your containers:
- Different types of cacti
Idea 4 – Container Garden for Sun
While plants require sunlight to grow and be healthy, too much sun can cause damage to them. Some plants are more resilient in such extreme light and temperature conditions and thrive if there’s plenty of sunlight. You can consult with the local gardening store about the best options for your particular region. They’ll direct you towards local plants that look beautiful and can withstand the heat. Here’s a list of plants that can handle the sun easily:
- Angel’s Trumpet
- Passion Flower
If you choose the right plants for your DIY container garden, you’ll have a better time managing them. Your garden will thrive and bloom, especially during the spring.
Different Kind of Containers You can Use
Containers come in a number of different shapes and sizes. You can find some that fit in perfectly with the overall décor of your home and landscape. Here are some options you can consider for your garden:
- Terra cotta
- Wire basket
- Metal buckets
- Wooden boxes
- Mosaic planters
- Ceramic pots, etc
These ideas and tips will help you create the best garden possible, but if you’re still uncertain about the design or want information about the types of plants you can use, you should speak with an expert landscaper and gardening.