Planting a Spring Hanging Basket

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated June 9, 2017)

If you are interested in having a few flowers around your home, but don't want to have the headaches involved with a full garden, you may want to consider a hanging basket. Planting a spring hanging basket isn't all that difficult, and can give you some rather unique benefits. Best of all, it is a rather simple project. All you need to do is follow these easy instructions, and you will soon have a beautiful decorative flower basket brightening up your home.

  1. Location. The first step in planting a spring hanging basket is to actually choose a location that you will be using. You want to choose a location that will not only provide adequate light for the plant, but also help protect it from direct exposure to elements such as wind or storms. If you have a covered porch, one potential location is near your doors on a secure hook.
  2. Tools. Once you have chosen your location, you need to start gathering your tools. Typically this will entail you grabbing the appropriate hanging basket, and the hook that it will hang from. Furthermore, you will also need to obtain the appropriate potting soil for your plant as well. When you are choosing your basket, make sure that you choose one that will go well with the look of your home, and not clash or become an eye sore.
  3. Plant. If you haven't already chosen the plant that you want to hang, you will need to do so now. Furthermore, you will also want to research the care requirements for your plant, and make any changes that you may need to the location, basket, or soil you plan on using.
  4. Prepare. Put the potting soil into the basket, or container, that you are hanging. When you do this make sure that you include any additional nutrients that your particular plant may require. Once the soil is ready, you can go ahead and plant your flower (or other plant) in the same manner that you would any other container plant.
  5. Hang. With the plant safely put into the hanging basket, go ahead and hang the basket in your chosen location. As you hang the basket, make sure that none of the strands, strings, or ropes being used is damaged in any way. Additionally, make sure that the hook is firmly secured. If you don't, you can expect to have the hanging basket end up dropping.

Once you actually hang the basket you are pretty much finished, at least with the initial work. All that you really have to do now is to maintain the plant. Typically this maintenance can be done in much the same way that you do with most types of container gardening. Be aware that depending on what your basket is made from, you may need to adjust your care methods.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...


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