Your patio is a space that appears uninviting and bare. By planting a herb garden you can maximize the usage of this space. It’ll make your patio appear more attractive and you will even benefit from the herbs that you plant on your patio. This spot can be a place for you to sit and enjoy the new “aromatherapy” atmosphere an herb garden can give you. Your herb garden will also offer fresh herbs to use in cooking, crafts, and home remedies to you. Here are some hints on how to get the best patio herb garden.
Hint #1. Plan what to plant. There are a wide assortment of herbs to choose from. You can make your decision based on what you want to utilize, how they look or on how long they live, the weather conditions of your area.
Tip #2. Plan where to set them. Create a layout of where you will set the plants according to their needs. Lovers should be set nearer the house and the herbs that need more sun can be placed in the more sunny location.
Hint #3. Choose small or moderate size herbs. Herbs that are large planted on the ground or are placed in containers. As this will allow them to thrive it is better to plant the herbs that are smaller.
Hint #4. Choose the right container for your plant crops. There are numerous containers and pots you can choose from and these can match the look of your house and set the ambience you desire. The containers and allow your plant to get space pots will last you a long time and will give proper drainage.
Hint #5. Planting a few herbs can be done by picking your herb according to whether they are annuals, biennials or perennial and have essentially the herb care requirements.
Hint #6. There are ways of turning a ceramic or glass decoration into a planter. Look around your house or buy what you need. Clay pots can be painted with colors you prefer and designs.
Tip #7. Be sure to use the proper kind of potting soil. Herbs that are various need different kinds of soil for them to thrive. Buy the kind or mix your own.
Hint #8. Older people may have difficulty, although lugging around a heavy watering can may be fine for some people. Taking care of an herb garden is an activity that can be done by kids also.
Make sure you can reach your plants easily. Needing to maneuver around pots and pieces of furniture will make maintenance more challenging. Place it on a desk, if an older person with a problem that is back might have to bend down. If kids will be watering, place on a bench or the floor that they can reach.
Ginny Greene is an herb garden enthusiast. Visit Herb Garden Center for tips on growing herbs and using them!