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Commercial Carpet Professionals Suggest You Pot Your Own Plants

Sloane’s Carpet Secret has been offering the highest quality commercial carpet for the lowest prices in Denver since 1979. We believe in helping people get the most for their money in all areas of their life. At this time of year, a lot of money can be saved if you choose to pot your own plants rather than purchase them already arranged from home supply stores and garden centers. The bonus: You can customize the plants and containers used so you’ll end up with just what you want.

Container Choices
The most important consideration when picking out a container for your potted plant is that it must have one or two holes in the bottom so water can escape rather than drown your plant’s roots. We also advise putting a piece of broken pot over the hole to act as a filter to keep the dirt in, while water can still escape. After that, the container you select is really up to your individual style, budget and use for the plant. Keep in mind when watering plants potted in non-porous containers such as fiberglass and plastic that the moisture will not be absorbed as it would in wood or unglazed clay pots.

Quality Potting Mix
Don’t skimp on the potting mix by thinking you can just use soil from your yard. It’s worth the savings in plant maintenance and health to buy a mix that contains moisture-retaining crystals and time-released fertilizer. Potting mixes will be formulated to give your plants just what they need to start out in their new home with the nourishment they need.

Plants and Planting
Be mindful to choose plants that will thrive in the environment you have in mind for them. If you have a primarily shady spot, you shouldn’t select plants or flowers that need primarily sun and vice versa. Any garden center employee will be able to point you in the right direction. Labels on the plants will also tell you what the plant needs to be vibrant. Keep it simple by only planting one type of plant per container. If you mix plants, just ensure they all share the same water and sun exposure preferences.

How to Use This Information
If you take the plunge and pot your own plants, you are likely to save a bundle of money. Similarly, when you choose Sloane’s Carpet Secret as your supplier for commercial carpet, your bank account will thank you. We look forward to helping you select the perfect carpet for your needs at our weekend-only showroom. Give us a call at 303-300-9555 or contact us online with any questions.

What types of flowers and plants do you like to plant in pots this time of year?