It’s a wonderful time of year, for those ruled by seasons, when the warmer weather arrives. Flowers begin to bloom in the backyard and we have a great urge to get outside and enjoy all that the world has to offer.
This is a time of new growth and we have a deep itch to re-plan our raised or elevated garden beds. We search around for new ideas to the landscape of our backyard as we brush away winter’s chill. Not everybody has a backyard or even has good light or growing soil in their garden area. Fear not, you can still enjoy the bright colors of nature all around you.
One way to get around such problems is to add large planters everywhere. The best large planters are very versatile. They are mobile while empty, so can be re-positioned wherever the mood takes you. Plus, you can change the display of plants nestled within their protective walls every year.
If you don’t have a backyard, planters are the perfect solution to bringing nature onto the patio deck or into your home. Add color to your balcony and watch the butterflies and bees buzz around your floral displays. There’s a never-ending range of designs and colors, all it takes is imagination.
Planters come in all shapes, sizes, and colors so let’s narrow it down and consider the materials they’re made from first before looking at options and fillers.
Planter Box Materials
Wood Large Planters
From a traditional wooden barrel to a wheelbarrow shaped pot, wooden planters can be great at blending into the natural flow of nature. By using different types of wood you will gain a range of varying shades. Or, you can even paint or varnish them, making sure to use a non-toxic product.
Wood is often pre-treated with weather resistant solutions, making them rot-proof. You can further varnish it to add another protective sealant. These types of planters are frequently designed to be raised off the floor, with legs. Or, they can stand on the floor and look equally as effective. If you’re worried about natural organic decay, place a sealant membrane on the inside to slow it down. A well maintained wooden planter can last up to 20 years.
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