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You don’t have to do your gardening in a ground-based bed. To beautify your patio or driveway, you may want to use garden urns. Doing so will make you a part of a growing number of homeowners who prefer growing plants in containers. Garden urns are designed to be sturdy while providing value to your garden in terms of aesthetics. In this article, we shall focus on this type of minimalist gardening.
What is a Garden Urn?
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A garden urn is a container or planter made from concrete. Extremely ornate and decorative, it is used for growing plants on patios and inside the house. Garden urns make it extremely easy to grow plants in your home. You can use them to grow vegetables as well as ornate plants. They are also great for small trees, small shrubs, and so on.
Urns are the preferred planters in formal landscapes, where they create a great contrast with the rest of the garden. Urns are larger, heavier, and more decorative. Because of that, they cost more than most of the other types of planters.
Materials for Garden Urns
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To reiterate, garden urns are mostly made from concrete, making them heavy to carry. If an urn is meant to hold a tree in a stationary location, the weight shouldn’t be a problem. So, a concrete urn isn’t meant to be moved around the garden. Luckily, there are several urns, which use plastic instead of concrete. They are lighter but also less durable and prone to dents and cracks.
How to Plant in a Garden Urn
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Just like the other planters, it is necessary to check that your garden urn has the required drainage. Most manufacturers ensure that their containers have holes for draining out the water. Concrete urns without drainage holes may present a problem that’s hard to solve. An attempt to drill holes in concrete may result in breaking the urn into pieces. So, it is advisable to try double potting.
Double potting means planting in a smaller container that has drainage holes and then transferring to the larger urn. From time to time, the smaller pot is taken out to ensure proper soil drainage.
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If your garden urn has adequate drainage, don’t hesitate to plant directly. Use sand and gravel in the bottom half to improve the drainage. Follow it up with a high-quality container or potting mix. Now it’s time to plant in the urn. Use plants that are capable of growing proportionate to the urn size. You may want to choose filler, spiller, or thriller plants. While filler and spillers tend to take up or fill the urn, thrillers rise above the top of the urn.
To maintain the good health of your plants, make sure you water them frequently. Also, use fertilizer to ensure the plants keep growing as expected. Within no time, you will start to experience the beauty of plants grown in garden urns.
If you want a garden urn for your home, don’t hesitate to talk to us. We are much obliged to give you the best service possible. Whether it's amphora or campana form, Italian or French, stone, marble or cast iron we have all bases covered.
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