1) Do I take the soil out of my containers?
No. The ingredients will simply poke into your soil. Remove your annuals, and replace missing soil to a level approximately 1/2 inch below the container or window box rim.
2) What if my soil is frozen?
Simply bring your container inside your garage or entry to thaw overnight. It usually takes very little time to thaw if the soil isn't too wet. It can take longer, but remember, you are only poking ingredients into the top six inches of soil.
3) What happens if it snows or sleets on my filled container?
The materials we are offering are, for the most part, extremely weather resistant. You simply brush off the excess snow (some is always nice, as the white brings out the bright ingredient colors even more) and the arrangement looks great. Materials which should be placed under an overhang or used primarily in indoor arrangements are noted as such within their ala carte, kit, or predesigned descriptions.
4) How much talent is required to install a kit design in my pot, window box or hanging basket?
Not much. The materials are already treated with Wilt Pruf, cut to size, a diagram is provided, and a picture of a finished product is included. You simply poke the ingredients in and water the soil. No waiting for plants to grow - no additional watering is required. IT IS INSTANT GRATIFICATION!
5) If I can re-use items, do I have to order a complete replacement kit next year?
No. You simply order a replacement kit for that particular design. This kit will replace only the perishable items of that design. You may wish to add an ala carte item to switch up your look during the following season.
6) Will there be any difference if my winter pots are placed in the sun vs. shade?
Yes. The sun does dry and bleach things out a bit after a few months. Some items, such as boxwood, turn a beautiful yellow, so it is not all bad news. The sunny winter containers still look good, but not as fresh as if it were located in the shade. At our garden center, we receive winter containers back in April for spring planting. Those that spent their winter in the shade look almost the same as day one.