Planter boxes are some of the most popular containers used in the home garden today. Fill them with beautiful plants and flowers for a warm, welcome feeling to your space. As spring approaches, planter boxes become precious commodities among gardener types. They can be used both indoors and out to bring a more natural feel to almost any setting. With such a huge variety of shapes, sizes and styles available, you’re sure to find the right planter for your home or garden.
Remember that perhaps the single most important element of planter boxes is their drainage system. Too much water causes plant roots to rot, thereby killing the plant. So be sure to choose a planter box that has an adequate drainage system for your plant’s needs.
You have a variety of materials to choose from, so there are a few things you might want to keep in mind. Indoor planter boxes can be made from whatever material you like because they will not face exposure to the elements. Outdoor planter boxes should be manufactured from more weather-resistant woods such as Western Red Cedar. Also, if they are going to be used outside, make sure the hardware is made from stainless steel, aluminum or other types of galvanized hardware.
Traditional wood planters have always been popular with gardening enthusiasts. Not only do they lend a classy, artistic touch to your surroundings, they fare well in colder weather and also provide more insulation than terra cotta pots. If you like wooden planters, make sure that your planter is made of a rot-resistant wood like Western Red Cedar because a garden planter made of pine or other rot-prone wood won’t last with its inside in constant contact with moist soil. You’ll want to also finish the wood with a plant-proof preserver for extra durability on the outside. A good product that we recommend is Sun Frog.
Choosing what size, shape, or style you want for your planter box might be the most difficult decision you make. The options are virtually limitless. Planters add character and, in some cases, even privacy to your backyard. Flowers and plants create a warm and welcoming environment. Oxygen and growth are a reaffirmation of life, so breathe some life into you dreary old deck or backyard with some stylish planter boxes.