o you’ve finally finished planting your beautiful outdoor patio garden with flowers, and you have the dirt smudges and sweaty clothes to prove it. While the manual labor is over, the work of caring for your outdoor annuals has just begun.

Of course, tending to your plants’ needs is an important — and not to mention rewarding — part of outdoor gardening. To ensure that you provide the best care for your new blooms, we’ve compiled a set of tips for outdoor container gardening, courtesy of Plant Mom and the Grow-How™ Team.

In this guide, you’ll find basic care information for outdoor porch and patio gardens to help your blooms thrive, from planting and sunlight to watering and fertilization. For specific instructions for each Bloom Kit, visit Caring for Accent Bloom Kits and Caring for Combination Bloom Kits.