As warm days are slowly leaving us, the most important thing on your to-do list for the weekend is preparing everything for the winter ahead; change of clothes, some furniture and room refreshments in the house and of course, preparing the garden. From all the things on your list, the garden asks for most of your attention and time; after all, plants are living organisms, and most of them can’t go through winter unprotected, so the obvious solution would be to transfer them inside your house. How convenient would that be: having herbs and some veggies growing in your kitchen and always within your arm’s reach? Convenient, possible and definitely something you should do.
Throw away those thoughts that transferring the plants inside your home will add additional burden to your daily rituals and you will have to spend a part of your free time watering them; no no! Thanks to the advanced technology now you can do that with outdoor modern planters which are practical in so many ways: they have a built-in water reservoir which makes them self-watering, they have very cool modern design and a sturdy, durable construction. And with them, half of the job you are supposed to do is already finished. Here’s all that you’d need to pull this off.
1. Planters, new potting soil and insects
Choose outdoor modern planters for this procedure; these are designed to perfectly fit a potting mix and come with a built-in water reservoir. So when you transfer your plants, the roots will instantly find their way to the water which will quickly boost the growth process and make your plants thrive. Get a completely new potting mix as well – one which is rich in nutrients to give them a fresh start. And finally, don’t forget insects – the little soil engineers.
2. Prepare the environment
There are a number of things you should prepare in your home before you bring in the plants; position, lighting and temperature are among the most important. All these things largely depend on the type of plants you own; some require a lot of light, while others need more dark, moist growing environments. The same goes for temperature – plants that grow better in cooler areas should not be placed near the source of warmth in your home but away from it, and vice versa.
Although it looks very easy to do it, it’s far from it. The transition of plants from one planter to another, requires attention; keep in mind that this should be done carefully to avoid damaging their roots. Finally, do not forget that you will need to properly protect your plants during winter time as some of them cannot handle low temperatures.