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Tips For Cleaning And Maintaining All Types Of Outdoor Garden Planters

Having green fingers means not only being able to plant your plants and veggies, it takes more than that. Being good at gardening means that you need to take proper care of your outdoor planters and plants, so they can grow bigger and healthier. Regularly checking the planters for any pests or diseases, and maintaining adequate drainage, means that your plants will stay structurally sound, so you will enjoy them much longer.
However, the used materials the production of outdoor planters have changed a lot recently, so today it's easier to take care of your plants. Fiberglass, plastic and resin are some of the most extensively used materials for re-creating the look of a garden.
For instance, today's urban plastic planters are extremely easy to maintain, and cannot be easily damaged from environmental conditions like moisture, cold or heat. What's more, they are widely available, so now you can easily find the right types, sizes, shapes and colors of urban plastic planters for your urban garden.
Keep on reading to find out some simple maintenance tips that can help you grow healthy plants, flowers, fruit and veggies.
  • Before using your planters, it is of utmost importance to sterilize them first. Therefore, take your old plant pots off the balcony, clean them with dish detergent and water solution, and rinse thoroughly. 
  • Give your self-time and make a space between pots to clean. Clean the pots carefully and even mop around your plants. 
  • In case you have metal and wooden planters, treat them with non-toxic paint or waterproofing agent.
  • Do not forget to make holes for drainage (if there are no any) to your planters. 
  • Strengthen your planters in a case of the wind or other environmental condition.
  • Make sure the bottoms of garden planters do not touch the ground for better drainage. This is also important in order to prevent water damage to planters, as well as plant roots.
  • Keep an eye on plants with larger roots. If you notice that the roots are reaching out the drainage holes, then it's time to re-pot the plant into a larger planter.
  • Make sure you keep your garden planters inside or insulate them during winter months to prevent freezing.
  • Keep your planter pots away from pets and kids.
  • There's no need to keep the pots in your balcony once the season is over. Take them off the balcony or windowsill, and store them in a dry and protected place.
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