What Type Of Garden Planters Are Best For Your Yard

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Flowerpot, garden planters, plant pot, plant carrier, or simply plant carrier are a large container in which plants and other flora are grown and exhibited. Historically, and to an extent today, they’re made of plain terracotta usually with no vermiculite, with an oblong shape, sometimes tapering inwards towards the top. Vermiculite was a material used in the early days of the ceramic industry because it is extremely hard and durable, ideal for making pots. Today, though, vermiculite is obsolete due to the cheaper synthetic materials used for garden planters.

One type of garden planter is known as raised beds. These containers have a sloping roof that’s supported by vertically planted beds of soil. Beds can be constructed of any material, but typically a mixture of soil and gravel would be used. Raised bed planters have the added advantage of allowing the gardener to spread the weight of the plant on a greater area, so that the smaller dwarf species won’t have to bear the pressure of being so heavy.

An Overview

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Another type of garden planters are known as small planter boxes. These are much like raised garden beds, in that they have sloping roofs and are supported by upright beds of soil. However, unlike raised garden beds, which have a single purpose, these have multiple functions. They can be used for wet plants like pebbles, while at the same time house birds that would normally lawn in your yard. You could also place a fire pit in front of one if you wanted.

Flower Pot planters are the most popular types of garden planters. These are generally seen in every garden, because they provide the gardening homeowner with the ease of planting flowers just about anywhere. The flowerpot is simply placed beneath the potting mix, which is held in place by a weighted base. When the spring comes and the ground is warm enough to support the new growth, the flowerpot is ready for planting. The beauty of this type of planter is that it allows you to place your favorite flowers where you want them. Plus, they come in all shapes and sizes, from the traditional round planters to uniquely designed vases, that will surely give your garden the perfect look no matter what season it is.

Other garden planters are also available such as square or rectangular planters. They’re simply a series of pots, like those that would sit on a table. However, there’s a big difference between the two types of planters. Square planters generally have a larger surface area than rectangular planters, allowing you to plant more types of plants, while rectangular ones generally have smaller surface areas.

Garden Planters

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Aside from the types of garden planters you use, another important aspect of planning your garden is the type of containers you choose to grow your flora and fauna in. Containers range from plastic to metal and everything in between. Metal containers work well for your hot weather garden plans, as long as you remember to deadhead them each year. Deadheading your containers will make sure that no new foliage plants take root in your soil.

Of course, one of the most popular garden planters on the market today is the window box planter. This planter gives you the option to plant any type of container, including fruit trees, ornamental grasses, and even vegetables. If you have a large patio space, then a deck planter is the perfect option for your deck. Decking planters allow you to enjoy your backyard while still keeping an eye on those pesky insects that can ruin your perfectly manicured lawn.

While you may be content with the plants you currently have, you can never be too careful when it comes to the environment that your plants and wildlife are growing up in. With proper care, you can provide a habitat that is conducive to the growth of all your favorite plants and animals. Keep in mind that your garden planters will provide the perfect home for whatever species of flora and fauna you have chosen to bring to your yard.

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