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Practical Tips to Using Outdoor Pot Planters It is more practical to fill the bottom of an outdoor pot planter with a lightweight material to lessen the weight of the pot before filling the rest of the planter with potting soil, such that when the weight of the pot planter is reduced, it is easier to move the pot from one outdoor area to another place. When the large pot is all filled with soil, added with the weight of the plant and weight of retained water, the entire pot will weigh heavily, which makes it difficult to be bringing the pot from one place to another. By putting first a lightweight material, like milk jugs, soda bottles or packing peanuts, the outdoor pot planter becomes less heavy and, at the same time, you gain the following benefits: you save on using more potting soil, less amount of water will be used for watering the plant, cleaning up and emptying the pot is much easier, and transporting the pot is less difficult to carry. Large outdoor pots must be planted with a careful choice and design of plants that must show a balance in scale, therefore, you can choose a tall plant, like palm, shrub, large perennial, then surround it by growing succulents or creeping flowering plants. One should not hesitate to use only one kind of plant for a large outdoor pot, even if it is common to do mixed plant arrangements, just make sure that the plant is a tall one since a regular plant can look dwarfed in a large pot. When it comes to potting soil, you have a choice between a premixed fertilizer in the potting soil or you buy separately the potting soil and an organic, slow release fertilizer, however, what matters is that when it comes to large outdoor pots, mixing the fertilizer must be done throughout the soil so the fertilizer gets to the roots of the plants.
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Maintaining plants in large outdoor pots by these steps: removing dead flower heads, so flowering plants will bloom more; pruning makes plants bushy; fertilizing for plants to grow better; and watering well, so water can reach to the roots especially in a large pot, and all these plant maintenance will help your plants grow healthy and in abundance.
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Finding a beautiful large outdoor pot for your plants will more than add up to the beauty of the entire plant setting and can become a focal point in the garden, porch, or yard and looking for the right one will depend on your budget, but be aware that many of the expensive containers will actually last longer if cared properly and can stay outside the whole year round.