So after a hard winter, I had to do something with my flower pots. I have only had them for 2 years. The poor things took a beating with this crazy hard winter we had. They needed to be refreshed for this summer. Below is how I refreshed my flower pots.
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Cleaning Your Flower Pot
So the outside of my pots had this white yucky stuff from the hard winter. I took some soapy water and a scrub brush and cleaned it all away. Make sure with anything before you paint that you clean it first. Have you ever painted something and a hair or dirt was on it. It falls off the wall or sticks there causing a bump. Not the most pleasant look! My pots looked so bad and white I wanted to make them look back to their original glory.
Painting The Outside of The Pot
I used Rust-Oleum metallic paint and primer in one in oil rubbed bronze. Below is a picture of one of a painted one next to the weathered one. Sorry, the picture is kind of dark.
Painted pot all nice and back to where it was when I bought it
Refresh Your Soil
So after sitting all winter long, the soil became compacted. I took a shovel and moved the soil around. You might want to consider adding more fertilizer or mixing new soil into the old pot.
This year I decided to buy perennial so that they come back each year. I hate buying the annuals every year and they just die and never come back to life 🙁 I bought Viola, Shasta Daisy, poppy and Vinca flowers this year. They were pretty and the Vinca should help fill in the pot a little. Hopefully, it won’t choke my other flowers we will see how it goes.
Now you have your finished Refreshed flower pot done and it’s ready to help spruce up your outdoor area. As you can tell I have ways to go in the backyard to get it all in shape for summer and the end of spring since that’s all we got this year. SNOW ruined the early spring.