How to create an attractive hanging garden
Nowadays people try to be as creative and original as they can. Gardening offers a great opportunity to use your imagination and create something attractive. Having a beautiful and well-maintained garden can say a lot of things about your personality and way of living. Hanging gardens are getting more and more popular among all type of gardeners as they are really interesting and eye-catching. If you want to create a hanging garden yourself, follow the steps below. They will show you the proper way to set it up as well as the specific type of gardening maintenance that it requires.
Step 1: Start by finding a strong base
You need to find a strong base to start creating your hanging garden. If you know a good carpenter, you can simply ask him or her to make you a wooden base. Make a vision of the hanging garden that you want to create and think of the size that you desire. The base should have low ceiling with some holes where you will later hang your plants from.
Step 2: Think of the best position of the pots
One of the most important things that you should keep in mind is to plan carefully the height of the base so that the pots won’t bump you on the head every time you walk under it. The pots shouldn’t be too high either, as it will make them harder to be watered.
Step 3: Choose the plants for your hanging garden
Hanging gardens are very suitable for planting some decorative flowers or even edible plants such as vegetables or herbs. It is all up to your preferences. Think of the plants that will grow in your climate zone. If you don’t have enough time for gardening, choose some perennials as they are easier to be grown and looked after. Make sure you fill your pots with nutrient-rich soil before you start planting.
Step 4: Find the best pots for your plants
After your base is set and you’ve chosen the plants for your hanging garden, you need to find the best pots for the plants that you want. You can choose from a wide range of hanging pots. You can go for standard pots and wire or get even more creative and think of original ways to make your own pots from household items. There are lots of interesting ideas how to turn simple items into amazing planters. You just need to use your imagination and creativity. Get the planters that you’ve chosen, fasten them with something durable and simply hang them. Keep in mind to choose pots with holes for drainage.
Step 5: Hang the pots
You need to hang the pots very carefully in order not to bruise the plants. Attach each pot to its hanger or hook and check each hanger so that you are sure all of your pots are secure.
Step 6: Take good garden care of your hanging garden
Setting up a hanging garden is not enough. You need to take good care of your plants in order to maintain your garden properly. Don’t forget to water the plants regularly. If you find it hard to reach the pots, you can take them down for a second, do the garden care and then put them back. Weed control is also essential.
A hanging garden may be the perfect accent in your backyard. As you can see, it is not so difficult to create one. Choose the best plants that will make everyone turn their heads when they see your garden. Design it in a way that will express your personality. Be as creative as you can. Make a good plan following the steps that you just read. They will help you to organize your work better and enjoy your hanging garden sooner. You can now get started and create the most amazing and attractive garden ever!