Garden Tips: Hanging Baskets And How To Keep Them Healthy

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(WHNT) - Hanging baskets are beautiful - and they make a wonderful gift for Mother's Day.

(It's Sunday, May 12!)

To ensure your hanging basket will last through the summer, start with more soil to make sure the plant keeps growing.

George Bennett of Bennett Nurseries says plants in hanging baskets are 'hungry'.  You need to water them nearly every day, and because of that, the fertilizer will often get used up more quickly.  So, fertilize your hanging baskets more often to account for this.

Bennett suggests you use an acid-producing fertilizer to offset the pH of the water you'll be giving the plant so often.