Creating Containers

September 4, 2018

Containers are a great way to liven up your garden space. Whether you have a large garden but would prefer to keep maintenance to a minimum or a small garden but wish to add pops of colour and interest, garden containers are a great option.

For today’s post, here at Border Fencing, we discuss the considerations to make when creating your own containers.

The Container

There are many types of container you can use in your garden, including clay or terracotta, plastic, metal, wood or even large jars you have laying around your home. Each material comes with its own properties that you’ll have to look out for. For example, wood pots may be in danger of rotting, whilst metal containers are in danger of reaching extreme temperatures in both the summer and winter. Regardless of what container you use, opting for a container with “feet” so that it is slightly raised off the ground, will ensure that the container does not get waterlogged and is less susceptible to frost.

Creating Your Display

There are no hard and fast rules for creating your perfect containers – the plants you use will depend on the look you are aiming to achieve. One thing you should be mindful of is how big the type of plant you are planting will grow, as you don’t want to have to move it later down the line because it has grown too big. Another thing to note is that containers can restrict root growth, meaning the plants may be unable to tap into moisture, so ensuring you check the water supply in your containers regularly is crucial.

When creating your containers, think of the colours and types of plant you are planting. You could opt to have each container showcase a different colour of the same plant, or make each pot completely different for a more wild effect.

Border Fencing

Here at Border Fencing, we have been helping individuals across the West Midlands make the most of their outside space, with bespoke garden buildings of various sizes and fencing. If you would like to find out more about our wide range of services, please call today on 01527 835 955. Alternatively, send your enquiry through our online contact form and we’ll be in touch shortly.