Gardening Vivian | 02 Sep 2010 02:39 pm

Container Gardens Can Be Stunning – And Need Not Cost a Lot of Money

If you are keen in gardening but feel that it will be costly, you can’t be further from the truth as you can try out container gardens. Even if your budget is very low, there is definitely something that can fit your needs. Containers need not be very expensive but with a bit of effort, you can have a very beautiful mini garden sitting in your house. In fact, in this article, you will find three vital tips to help you build a container garden on a low budget.

1. Select the appropriate container

Take a look at all the pots available in the market. Compare the price range and the design carefully before making your selection. Once you have found something that looks beautiful, at the right size for your house and the price is within your budget, grab it. Bear in mind that these containers come in very colorful designs and of varied materials so you may want take a look at more designs before you decide.

2. Look for the suitable plants

While you are selecting the appropriate container for your garden, you should also check out the price of the plants if there are any available. Since you have to spend within your budget, you should buy fewer of the expensive plants and more of the cheaper ones.

One good suggestion is to grow fruit and vegetables in your container gardens so that you can eat nice fresh fruit and cook the veg for the family later on. In that way, you cut down on wastage while at the same time beautifying your house. Alternatively, you can also combine outdoor and indoor plants to make your garden even more beautiful.

3. Choosing the right soil and garden tools

Finally you are down to the last point, which is to get the right soil for your container garden. You will need some essential garden tools as well. You will have to get the more expensive garden soil because they are the better ones for your garden plants. As for the garden tools, you should just get the ones which are absolutely necessary.

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