by Karen Bates
(last updated March 13, 2020)
Many people enjoy keeping a garden in the yard, no matter how small it may be. Whether you like flowers, vegetable plants, trees, or other plants, you can find satisfaction in growing and caring for your own plants just outside your house.
Planting a garden isn't a realistic possibility for some people. You may not have enough space in your yard for a garden at all, or you might not even have a yard. Maybe you don't have time to care for a lot of plants in your yard. But even if you can't have a big garden, there are still other ways that you can enjoy caring for and looking at plants on your own deck.
Planters make it possible for you to grow plants without worrying about caring for a whole garden. There are planters made especially for certain locations, but one of the best places to keep a planter is on your deck. Deck planters offer you room to plant without taking over your yard. Deck planters are perfect for those who live in an apartment or condominium and don't have a yard where they can grow a garden.
Deck planters use space efficiently so that you won't have to worry about bulky planters taking up a lot of you deck area. These planters are usually designed to hang from or attach to the side of your deck so you can enjoy plants without them getting in your way. Some planters are basically planting boxes with hooks attached, while others are a saddle design that straddles the deck railing so they can sit without falling off.
Deck planters vary in size and shape, but generally they are small and sleek in design to help them take up as little space as possible. You may prefer a long, rectangular design to plant several flowers, or maybe you'd prefer a smaller, more square design for your deck. You can also choose between various materials to make up your planter. Durable plastic material is a popular choice, but metal basket style planters are another great possibility.
When setting up a deck planter, there are a few things you will need. Good potting soil is probably the most important part of your planter setup. Also, decide if you will need a planter liner to control leakage and find out what type of liner you will need for your planter.
Keeping plants on your deck is a beautiful and easy way to decorate this area of your home.
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