This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine.
I finished up planting my garden for the summer and am now in the process of getting our patio back in shape. We spend so much time out in our backyard during the summer having barbecues, entertaining, and just playing and running through the sprinklers with the kids. It is always on our priority list to create a welcoming and inviting space for our family and friends. I love to add annuals and herbs every year in my pots and hanging baskets, so I thought I would show you a little bit of the process today.
As I mentioned back in this post about the plan for my yard and garden for this year, I am trying out a new soil (Miracle Gro Expand ‘n Gro ) and I am already in love! I will show you the process, but you order Expand ‘n Gro on Amazon and it is so convenient having it delivered right to your door. This soil holds up to 50% more water than traditional soil and actually expands up to 3x when you water it which gives more air space for the roots. My flowers always get super dried out during the hottest part of the summer so I am really excited to be using a soil that actually holds in the moisture. The best part is that it actually feeds plants for up to 6 months as well.
Following package instructions, I poured the soil only about 1/3 of the way in my pot and then added roughly the same amount of water. I just eyeballed it until the soil looked fluffy and moist.
See how much it expanded here? I planted violas in this pot because they remind me of my mother in law. I also planted petunias and snapdragons.
I even added this Expand ‘n Gro soil to some of my existing hanging baskets to help replenish some of their lost soil and to give them all of the nice benefits.
I am excited to see my yard coming together. I love that the garden is growing strong and can’t wait until we have fresh tomatoes again. Gardening is one of those things that does my soul really well. I enjoy it so much. More than anything, I love getting out there with my littles and seeing their love for the outdoors. They work so hard right alongside me and it makes my heart so happy.
We had such a long, hard winter this year that I lost a few of my favorite honeysuckle vines. I am actually so sad about it! I replanted, but it will take a couple of years for them to get to the size they were before. All of these lovely flowers will keep everything lively and cheerful this year though!
Do you have a yearly ritual in your garden or do you love to add pots to your patio? I would love to hear about it!