With all the activities that today’s homeowners have, its really pretty hard sometimes to cultivate an entire garden. But you can bring beautiful plants closer to your house on your deck or patio through container gardening. Although this still requires a little maintenance, here are some tricks of the trade to cut down on all of the required watering.

  • First of all, take smaller plants, and while still in their container, place them into larger pots and then add a little peat moss. This will reduce evaporation.
  • Another thing you can do is group all your plants very tightly together, this will help the plants shade each other.
  • Plastic pots are great because they don’t wick the water away from the plant, and if you live in a climate that gets frost, they will be fine all throughout the winter.
  • Finally, and probably most importantly, you have to water container plants twice every time you water them. This will allow the water to sink to the plant’s roots after expansion.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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