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Guide to setting up a planter pot

by ACP Group 12 Apr 2023

Potted plants are good decorative items that can come in handy in many instances. Whether you’re looking for a gift, or you’d simply like something to brighten up your bedroom, a potted plant could be the answer to all your prayers. However, planter pots are not very easy to set up, or maintain.

Setting up a planter pot is often seen as the ultimate test of responsibility. It requires a lot of hard work and dedication. But if you are prepared to put in the time, you’re well on the way to developing a beautiful garden within your bedroom, or creating an endless supply of gorgeous gifts for your friends and family.

Below, we will walk you through some of the key steps you’ll need to follow when setting up your very own planter pots.

1. Buy or mould sturdy pots

Firstly, you’ll want to make sure that you’ve prepared good quality clay pots. These clay pots will need to bestrong and sturdy, so consider this when you buy or mould your pot. This will also save you from having to deal with problems of poor drainage (due to a crack in your pot), or with a pot that overheats your plants. In addition, you should also take the time to decorate your pots before you begin planting. Colourful pots that are ornamented with decorative patterns will make better centrepieces and gifts than normal pots, no matter how beautiful your plants turn out.

2. Assess the drainage holes

After this, you should check your pots for adequate drainage holes. This step is essential in ensuring that you don’t drown your plants, after you plant them. Turn over your pots and make sure that their drainage holes are just the right size (If their too big, your plants will dry out. On the other hand, if their too small, your plants will drown). If your pots have no holes at all, drill a few holes into their bases with a ½ inch drill bit.

3. Fill the pot with soil

Next up, you’ll want to find some soil that you can use to fill your pot. Ensure that the soil you use is a healthy blend that is full of nutrients. A good way to tell if this is the case is to rub your soil through your palm and see if it is laced with plant decay, twigs and dead leaves. After this, you’ll finally be ready to plant. Before you pour the soil in, however, it would be a good practice to fill the bottom third of your pot with pieces of plastic or Styrofoam. This will allow you to lighten your plots overall weight.

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