Setting up a pot

When setting up a pot, there are a few important points to remember:

Create a level setting

If you are placing your pot in an outdoor or garden area, ensure that the ground underneath is a flat surface or you risk the pot tipping over. You may consider placing a concrete square or paver under the pot to create an even surface.

Group for effect

Pots grouped according to design and construction make the best impact. Choose pots of similar material and shape for your design and group together in odd numbers (i.e. 3, 5 or 7 pots) and/or different sizes to create the best composition.

Create a focal point

If space is a constraint, consider setting a focal point for your pot where all attention is drawn to it, for example, use a tall pot or urn in a small garden with foliage or flowers that fill the brim and tumble down the sides. On the other hand, if you have a spacious garden, lining paths with pots to create borders and interest.

Address water issues first

If you have purchased a clay or terracotta pot, you will need to monitor moisture of your plant regularly and water appropriately. Terracotta allows the root system to breathe which ensures the health of your plant.

Aid drainage

Always ensure your pot has a small hole on the base for draining water. The bigger the plant, the more drainage the plant requires. To further aid drainage, we also suggest adding pebbles or plant shards inside the bottom of the pot.

Balance plant features with pots

Pots and plants should not compete for attention. You should maintain a visual balance in your garden by using simple pots to hold attractive ornamental plants. Conversely, allow the elegance of an urn to shine through by juxtaposing it with simple plant foliages.

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