Now more than ever, home is where many of us are spending more time on work, family, refuge, and solace. The present pandemic is proving challenging for many of us, sometimes mentally more than physically. You’ve probably seen the social media posts and TV news about people starting their backyard gardens. It’s a nice idea, except when you don’t have enough outside soil to start on. So, why not do the next best thing and create your own indoor garden? Spread out an old sheet or some newspapers, grab some potting soil from “a landscape supply near me” (such as Labrador Landscape), scrounge around for small planting containers, and dig into the fun of indoor gardening.
Why Indoor Gardening?
Indoor gardening is not as physically demanding as outdoor gardening, and it works wonders mentally because you spend time with a fun hobby while gaining a sense of achievement that “you (or your family) did this on your own and it’s something good.”
On the practical side, you can grow anything indoors in a home, office, etc. Plants and flowers create a bit of life flourish, peaceful atmosphere, and sense of beauty that will be good for the mind during this troubling time. And aside from decorating the inside of your home, the plants will improve the air quality.
When starting with anything new, start at the ‘beginner’ level
If you are new to gardening, begin with low-maintenance plants. The ‘beginner’ level means starting with plants that are easy to care for and don’t die immediately if you forget something, like watering the plants daily. Just make sure the plants you start with are suitable for indoor gardening.
Buy one plant at a time
Don’t get too excited and start buying or scrounging from your friends for a lot of plants. Since you’re still a beginner, start with one plant at a time. The usual advice is to start with small plants that can be raised in small containers that can be found around the house. When you get your groove in taking care of plants, you can start adding to the collection and move on to medium-sized indoor plants.
Get help from your “green thumb friends” with cuttings
Before going out to buy plants, aspiring indoor gardeners can start by getting plant cuttings from friends and relatives. When you move on to the buying phase, scout online for cheap indoor plants. Just be wary of online vendors that hike their prices because of the indoor gardening boom.
Container gardening means finding used empty plastic bottles and other used containers and cutting or remodelling them to become indoor plant pots. Make sure to seek advice from your friendly landscape supply store to get the best soil for indoor gardening.
Labrador Landscape Supplies
If you’re in the Brisbane or Gold Coast regions, your friendly “landscape supply near me” is always Labrador Landscape Supplies. For all your indoor gardening needs like soil and compost, mulch, pebbles, and others, you only need to call 07 5537 2841 or visit https://landscape-supply.com.au/. We can talk to you and give you the best advice you need.