It’s winter in Washington which means time to finish up our outside chores and winterize your yard. But that doesn’t mean the joy of gardening has to stop too. Bring your garden indoors and enjoy your favorite hobby year-round.
If you are moving plants indoors from outdoors then you might want to put them in a pot or re-pot the plant if it’s already in one. If you are upgrading to a bigger pot then add some new potting soil. Using dirt from outside carries the risk of inviting pests and weeds into your home.
Once you have moved the pots indoors and they are in their new pots you’ll want to keep them in a place that isn’t as warm as your house but not as cold as the outside, such as a garage or sunporch. The plants need at least two weeks to acclimate to their new environment. An abrupt transition can cause your plant to go into shock and lose its leaves.
After your plants have adjusted to the temperature of your house you have to decide where to place them. Keep them away from drafts or cold air. Depending on the species you will need to consider how much or how little light the plant requires. Get in the habit of a regular watering schedule, again, depending on the plant species they may require frequent or infrequent waterings.
Here’s a list of some drought resistant houseplants to consider:
It’s never too early to start thinking about outdoor plants and gardens. From irrigation maintenance to lawn care, to pest control Colonial Lawn and Garden has got you covered this year. Call and set up a lawn care schedule at one of our two locations or leave a message.