Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Container Gardening Ups-A-Daisy Planter Inserts

Ups-A-Daisy container gardening inserts with soil and flowersStarting a container garden with the Ups-A-Daisy planter inserts is easy and is done in a few steps. A container garden is a great DIY garden project that can add interest and curb appeal to your home, garden, deck or patio and be completed in minutes with the Ups-A-Daisy planter inserts. Start by selecting the pot that best fits your garden or outdoor room decor. The container you choose for your potted garden can be made from fiberglass, terracotta or stone. Select a round and tapered pot with an opening of 12-24 inches. Since we'll be using less potting soil for this garden project don't skimp on the potting soil and buy the best potting mix that you can afford.

Measuring garden pot for Ups-A-Daisy planter insertsThe next step involves a simple measurement. About half-way down from the top of your top stretch a measuring tape and measure to the nearest inch. The measurement you get should fall between 10-18 inches. This number will represent the size of the Ups-A-Daisy planter insert you'll need for your pot.

Fitting Ups-A-Daisy planter inserts into garden potOnce you've arrived at the right size for your planter you can easily insert the Ups-A-Daisy planter insert into the pot by placing your fingers into the two larger drainage wholes that have been pre-drilled for your convenience. Press down gently to make sure you've got a snug fit and there aren't any gaps between the Ups-A-Daisy planter insert and the inside of your container.

adding soil to container garden pot, Garden DIYThe Ups-A-Daisy planter inserts come with drainage holes that allow for air to circulate and for water to drain properly. Very little soil will fall through the two larger drainage holes but if you'd like to lessen any soil loss in your potted container; cover the holes. You can cover the drainage holes with a piece of newspaper, cheesecloth or coffee filter. Add enough potting mix to cover the Ups-A-Daisy planter insert and stop at just about an inch from the rim of your pot.

Adding plants to container garden pot after inserting Ups-A-DaisyThe final step involves you planting your favorite plants and filling in the soil around the root balls and watering. The choice of plants you decide to plant in your container is up to you. The Ups-A-Daisy is not only good for annual and perennial plantings but can be used to create container gardens to grow your own food, potted topiaries & houseplants, tender bulb plantings and even a water feature for your garden. We'll show you a simple DIY project where you can create a fountain with the Ups-A-Daisy planter inserts that not only provides interest but can be used to grow plants and attract birds to your garden or outdoor living spaces. Remember since we didn't have to fill the entire pot with soil it is very easy to move your potted plants around on your deck or patio.