15-Minute Garden Projects
Top-dress a pot
Add decorative materials to the top of containers. They'll not only look cool, the topping will also help retain soil moisture.
What you'll need:
• Container plant
• Your choice of soil toppers from garden centers, florist shops, crafts stores, even from around your home: shells, marbles, smooth stones, glass drops, quartz pebbles, sheet moss, pea gravel
How to do it:
Spread your creative "mulch" around the top of the soil in the pot. Use toppings that complement both the container and the plant. In our pot, seashells surround 'Elijah Blue' blue fescue (Festuca glauca).