With the arrival of summers we all get started on how to go about gardening and planning various things we want to do outdoors with respect to the gardening skills. Some of us are lucky to have an open space where we can do gardening and various other things which are related to open space gardening but many of us do not have an open space available or a very small open space which is available for gardening. Gardening is one thing which interests and excites many of us. It is one of those few activities which many of us like doing. Due to unavailability of space and place many of us are unable to pursue this hobby or interest.
So, there is a great news for people who want to do gardening but are unable to do the same because of a few limiting factors. You can create a terrarium for yourself. These can also be called the mini gardens. These are freat for all those who have less garden space or no garden space. You can create your own little world of greenery and small little plants which will most definitely make you feel great. These terrariums also have a few advantages, like, low cost of maintenance, low requirement of water, easy to make and take care of. These are most definitely the best kind of garden you can get with low availability of space. These are easy to make. If you want, you can also get one of these terrariums.
Here Are 6 Steps To Make Your Own Terrarium
The first step is to make a couple of decisions. You will have to decide on a couple of things, before you start working on the mini garden. You will firstly have to decide the various kinds of plants you need in the terrarium. You will have to choose a few plants out of a large variety and choices. The next decision that you have to take is on the kind of container that you will have for the terrarium of yours. You will have to make sure that whichever container you choose is made up of glass. These are the two factors which once decided will help you in moving smoothly further. So, before you proceed ahead, make sure that you have finalized on these two aspects of the terrarium.
The second step involves knowing, arranging and getting all that you need for a terrarium. The things which you need for making a terrarium is firstly the container in which you will be making your mini garden; this has already been finalized in the first step. You will also need a few rocks and pebbles to place inside the container. Soil will be needed to plant the plants inside. The various plants, which have been decided on are also needed to be present. You will also need some charcoal (activated), moss and a few decorative things which can be used for decorating and making your terrarium attractive. Other than these things you will need a pair of scissors, gloves, spoon or a scoop which help you in working and making the terrarium.
The third step is all about starting the work on the terrarium. You need to make sure that the container is dry and does not have any unwanted residues. You will then add a thin layer of soil in the container (this is optional). Then add the pebbles and the rocks. Create a well defined layer of the pebbles and rocks in the container.
In the fourth step you will need the charcoal. It can be shreds or granules of charcoal. You will have to place them on top of the rocks and the pebbles. These are not needed in large quantities, just adequate amount to cover the rocks and pebbles.
In this step, you will add the soil inside the container. Create a well defined layer of soil. Then you will arrange the plants accordingly. Make sure that the plants are not too tall or not too grown as they may be a problem inside the container. So, settle your plants accordingly and properly.
The sixth step involves decorating your terrarium. You can decorate the terrarium from inside by using various colourful objects or you can also colour and decorate the container of the terrarium. This will help in enhancing the look of the terrarium and making it look much more presentable and an eye catching piece.
These are a few steps in which you can make a terrarium. These will your own mini garden. You can also make two of these and enhance the look of your house. This is a small way in which you can also pursue the hobby of gardening.