For Minnesotans, the arrival of April often brings with it a collective sigh of relief. While there may still be the occasional frost or the annoying snowfall, for the most part, spring has arrived. Along with it comes a welcomed increase in temperature and there is a sense of renewal everywhere you go.
As green grass begins to take over the ground and the normal spring cleaning duties begin, most of us feel the urge to get rid of all the clutter that winter has accumulated to have a fresh start to the season. Along with this, you might want to brighten up your home or commercial property with a fresh spring container holding the best spring plants and flowers
Benefits Of Outdoor Planting Containers
If you’re looking to add instant curb appeal, there’s no better way to do this than adding spring containers to your property. These spring planting containers will brighten up a home or business entrance as they’re the perfect solution for the splash of color you’re looking to add. Spring containers can also be a great opportunity to try out a new aesthetic, or simply show a bit of your personality.
With the last frost dates sometimes reaching into late-April or early-May here in Minnesota, having a container with hardy plants that will survive the colder weather is important. These plants will provide incredible color as you patiently wait for the summer months that will be full of warm weather annuals and perennials.
How To Utilize Spring Planters
Spring containers can be used to decorate anywhere, whether it is a commercial property or your own home. Who doesn’t like being greeted by brightly colored flowers or verdant green plants while walking into a building?
With outdoor spring planters, there are a wide variety of plants to choose from that will last through the chilly Minnesota weather. When designing our spring containers, we make sure to utilize thrillers, fillers and spillers. Here are a few specific examples:
As the centerpiece of the container, the thriller will be main eye-catching plant. A few options for thrillers include:
• Yellow dogwood, Pussy Willow, or Curly Willow
• Birch poles
• Permanent goods (silk cherry blossoms)
Surrounding the containers thriller will be the filler plants. These plants are certainly not any less important, as they need to be chosen based on what best supports the thriller. Here are a few examples:
The spiller aspect of the container does just what its name implies: spills over. This creates a beautiful aesthetic as the greenery falls from the container. Here area a few examples of spillers:
• Creeping jenny
• Sweet potato vine
• And many others
Choose The Right Planter For Your Property
Outdoor plant containers come in a variety of styles that will suit any home and it’s not just the plants that you get to choose, but the planters themselves. The style you go for is a way in which you can express the aesthetic that you want in your home or business and can really enhance how the plants themselves look. Here are a few options to choose from:
A classic planter-look, it never goes out of style. Whether you want to fill it with traditional flowers or unique grasses, this container suits any type of plant.
If you have a balcony area that you want to fill, a long planter is what you need. Perfect for housing smaller plants or hanging flowers, you can add a wide variety of plants to get the most out of your container.
Free Standing or Hanging
Height is something that can be overlooked when it comes to planters. Having your flowers in a hanging basket or in a tall free-standing planter can add a much-needed sense of dimension to your outdoor area that you never knew was possible.
Gain Instant Curb Appeal
Choosing the right planters and flower combinations isn’t easy, which is why the team at Ground One Landscape Design + Build + Maintain is here to help. Our professional landscape designers and gardening team has been serving the greater Twin Cities area with spring container/planter services since 1989 and can help design, plan and install any spring container you want at your home or business.
Contact Ground One today for more information regarding our quality spring planting container services!