On The Pottery Patch blog, I target customers like garden centers, shops, and landscape designers by covering topics ranging from business advice to planter design inspiration. The top-performing blog post has over 700,000 page views.
Potting soil is not cheap, so whether you are using a large planter as a statement piece for a smaller plant or for a large tree, in most cases you do not need to fill the whole planter with soil. Pot fillers are also a great opportunity to recycle non-biodegradable trash like plastic.
So what should you use to fill the bottom of a large planter?
First, research the plant or ask your local garden center what kind of depth the plant or tree’s roots need. That will give you an idea of how much potting soil you will need.
Month-to-Month Holiday Merchandising Guide for Garden Centers
Even though it’s only a few months out of the year, you have to think about Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Halloween seasons all year round when you’re buying for a garden center or nursery. The easiest way to tackle this is to break tasks down, month by month so you can stay organized and prevent a last-minute rush to stock your shelves. Here’s a month-to-month guide to help you master your holiday merchandising for garden centers.