This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine.
In the case of full disclosure, I just want everyone to know that I have a brown thumb! Â It might be a brown with a ting of green in it, but that’s only because I have learned my lesson got some help. 😉 Â If you can grow things from seeds and an avid gardener this post is not for you. Â It’s for the rest of us who forget to water, then over water, and plant things in the wrong spot…
I have learned a few tricks about container planting, nothing like rocket science, but it has saved me time, money and frustration.
1. Â Use a good soil. Â I have been using Miracle-Gro. Â I prefer the Moisture Control Potting Mix. Â I will go a day (or two) during the summer and forget to water, so this helps keep the plants alive when I’m forgetful.
2. Â Buy the hanging plants. (You know the one’s in the cheap plastic containers.) Â They are generally a moreÂ economicalÂ way to get an instant full look…AND super easy, no brainers.
Just pop them out of their “basket” and break the roots up a little bit before you transfer them.
3. Â GroupÂ multipleÂ container, atÂ differentÂ heights, together. Â This will give youÂ dimensionÂ and different colors and textures. Â Basically, it’s more interesting!
4. Â “Feed” themÂ regularly. Â Last year, I bought the LiquaFeed All Purpose Plant Food Advance Starter Kit.Â It was so easy to use and we left it attached to our hose all season. Â I definitely noticed a difference.
Miracle-GroÂ has started The Gro Project to help us all out!
Any tricks up your sleeve that you would like to share with me? Â I could use all the help I can get…like why myÂ hydrangeasÂ won’t grow? 🙂
To see more great outdoor projects, check outÂ Â The Gro ProjectÂ and follow their fun garden projects on Pinterest.Â It’s a great place from gardners (and people like me!) to come together and share gardening storeis! 😉