Commercial Planters

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated March 28, 2014)

The type of planters that you choose to use around your home can play a huge role in the overall look of your landscape design. Unfortunately, many people do not realize this until it is too late, and it will cost a small fortune to replace all the planters that you have already chosen. Many times the best types of planters for home use are the same kinds you see on commercial properties. It only makes sense that a commercial planter will work just as well for you as it will for the larger hotels and resorts.

Before spending a minimum of $100 for a single planter, there are a few things you need to take into consideration. Here are a few simple guidelines you can use to help determine which type of commercial planter will work best for your situation. Using these guidelines will help you save money and avoid disastrous choices.

  • Size. This is one situation where size definitely matters. When looking at the type of commercial planter that you may want, keep in mind that they are going to be very large. Keep in mind the size of your yard, the size of your home, and the size of the planter. You want everything to be in proper proportion and have everything seem balanced. You do not want any one element to overpower any of the other elements, as this could lead to a disharmonious appearance in your landscape design.
  • Style. Commercial planters come in a variety of different styles. Make sure you choose one that fits with your current home style. Unless you are going for a really eclectic look, you should make sure that everything is either the same or at the very least will blend well with one another.
  • Drainage. No matter what kind of planter you choose, make sure that it has proper drainage. Proper drainage will allow the planter to drain the water put into it. Without proper drainage, the planter will retain all of the water and you will end up with root rot, which is a great way to kill plants.
  • All-season. Most of your planters will be outdoors, so make sure you choose ones that are made form materials that can withstand the weather. The simplest way to do this is to see if it is all-weather rated or not.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...


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