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The garden container can come in all different shapes and sizes, so you will be able to find containers that fit in and suit your design. If you have a small garden, you may only require two or three containers to add colour and vegetation to what can sometimes be a dull and boring space. Different types of container are available at most garden centres, but if you are unable to find a container that you are 100% keen on, then making your own is not very difficult. The picture above shows a container made from left over wood, which was painted with outdoor wood paint to suit its surroundings. A strong perforated plastic sheet was placed at the base, holding the soil inches from the ground (allowing adequate raised drainage when watering). At around two meters in length and just under a meter in height, it makes a perfect bed for growing herbs and vegetables. The herbs are at a height that is easy to maintain and pick from without hurting your back. Placing a container in your garden makes it easy to access from the home, without getting your feet dirty, and the nearer to the kitchen door the better if you are using the container for herbs or vegetables for cooking.
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Materials for Garden Containers
A garden container can be bought in a wide range of materials including terra cotta, wood, plastic, clay, glass and different metals. Some forms of container are therefore stronger than others, designed to take more weight and some can be thin and only meant for small flowers. When choosing the material for your garden container remember to consider what it will hold, how you will carry it and if it will be moved around. If you have wooden furniture, you may wish to continue the wooden theme and choose wooden a container - and like wise if you have a lot of terra cotta you may want to buy a similar container so it looks and feels part of the patio garden design.
Colours, shapes, style and placement of Garden container
A garden container come in a variety of colours, shapes and styles too so you can opt for a plain and traditional red coloured circular container or you may look for a bright and reflective square container that fits in with other shapes in your patio garden. Containers can be round, square, rectangular and if made out of wood can be painted any colour to suit your patio garden decor. The local garden centre should have a wide range of containers, but if not the web has hundreds of different garden container styles so a thorough search should get you what you're looking for. Be sure to measure the area of the garden for your container, as you'll want easy access to it. It may also be worth considering the most appropriate part of the patio or yard that gets the most sun/shade/protection etc for your container.
Container Garden benefits
There are many benefits to having a garden container. Keeping the flowers, plants, herbs or vegetables compact and off the ground allow for a tidy, clean and easy to use area. Elevating the container off the ground can help maintenance, reduce bending down and aid drainage. A garden container can be moved from one are to another with little hassle, meaning you can regularly change the layout of your garden should you so wish. This is helpful in the different seasons (certainly winter) or if you are occupying a small space and want to entertain friends, or temporarily add additional furniture or accessories. Most types of container are also well priced and if looked after properly should last you many years. Why not buy one and try it out on your patio or yard!
Container garden ideas
Thousands of people search to find information about container gardens and ideas for their patio. Design and grow your own paradise outside your back door! We hope that you have found this website a useful guide to the garden container, products and designs. You will find that this website is a great resource, whether you are looking to design, build or buy a container or simply purchase other patio or landscape products and accessories. Both men and women young and old love to create their own gardens, grow their own plants and have a place to relax and entertain friends. We hope you can get some ideas and inspiration from our website to set you on your way!