Vigoro Live Plants at The Home Depot are the next big thing contributing to my plant obsession. I’m ordering Vigoro Live Plants online and picking them up at The Home Depot to add beautiful landscape accents to a basic yard – and here’s how I’m keeping them alive with my yard updates!
Allow me to toot my own horn. I, Addie of Old World New – the platform for sustainable living tips – am keeping plants alive and thriving. TOOT TOOT! This was not my story a few years ago when I couldn’t keep my plants alive at all. How many of y’all can relate? Just out here killing plants left and right. I don’t judge because I’ve been there, and it could definitely happen again as I manage new plants. But I have to share what I’ve learned with y’all so far.
Now, my houseplants are thriving. If you follow me on Instagram, you get a dose of them everyday. I’ve learned how to make my plants happy. In turn, they keep me connected to nature, which is my happy place. So it’s only natural that I expand my plant collection, right? Vigoro Live Plants at The Home Depot are helping me to do just that and create beautiful yard updates for the home my family rents.
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Benefits of caring for plants
More clearly, why I love caring for plants:
- Plants are a way to connect to nature.
- Since plants are living beings, they bring more life into the space they occupy.
- That feeling when a new leaf unfurls, a fruit or veggie starts to take shape, or a new flower blooms… if you know, you know! And once you know, you keep caring for plants so that you can continue to experience that feeling.
Tips to keep your plants alive
Research your plants
Learn all that you can about your plants! Here are some things you should research about your plants. This is just a starting point, but these questions can help you to learn a lot about properly caring for each of your plants.
- what is the plant’s scientific name?
- what are the nicknames of the plant?
- where is the native location of the plant?
- what type of ecosystem is this plant native to?
- what type of soil does the plant need?
- does this plant need more humidity than a normal home has?
- what type of pot would the plant thrive in?
- is the plant an annual (needs to be replanted with new seeds each year) or perennial (lives for more than 2 years)?
There are different types of DIRT
Yup. The soil can either hold water easily or allow the water to drain easily. If you have a plant that hates water on its roots for extended periods of time but you surround it with a soil
Starting with a well-rounded soil like the Vigoro Potting Soil Mix for plants in containers is helpful for many plants. You can add in different elements like coconut coir or peat moss to help retain moisture, or sand, perlite, or pebbles to help drain water better.
WATER the plants, but not too much
Confusing, right? This is where research comes in. Knowing your plant’s native land and recommended watering schedule is very helpful. Do your research! Not all plants are equal, even if they look alike. Your plant may even require something different from what you find in your search, but that research is always the best place to start. A cute watering can (or a cute and utilitarian watering can) helps for this.
FEED the plants
Plants need nutrients just like we do. Most plants need a nutrient boost in the spring and summer during their growing seasons. You can use Vigoro All Purpose Plant Food (or if you have plants with specific needs, you can use specially created fertilizers like Citrus & Avocado Plant Food or Tomato & Vegetable Plant Food)
My yard updates with Vigoro Live Plants at The Home Depot
I shopped the Vigoro Live Plants selection and other Vigoro products to make some yard updates for better curb appeal at the home I rent. I didn’t have to make any permanent changes, but the updates definitely made a tremendous difference. We love it, and our neighbors have been giving us many compliments because of it, too!
Butterfly garden inspired planter pots
I homeschool my 3 year old son and recently we have been focused on the butterfly life cycle. We often talk about the importance of bees and butterflies, so I could think of no better way to make use of these gorgeous pots than to fill them with all the plants butterflies (and bees) need and love. We added some amazingly fragrant herbs for both us and the insects.
Here is a list of the Vigoro Live Plants that we incorporated in our planter pot garden:
- Coral Bells
- Gerbera daisy
- Mexican heather
More than plants – decorative stones & mulch
If you have a plant bed but don’t want to fill it with more plants than you can care for, add some landscaping elements! Stones, mulch, and lava rocks are natural elements that are really gorgeous when used in landscaping. There were remnants of red lava rocks in the flower bed, so I replenished it with Vigoro Red Lava Rock.
Yard update transformation & final result
Are you making any updates to your yard this year? Visit The Home Depot online for beautiful yard finds like the planters and for the wide variety of Vigoro Live Plants!