Outdoor Planters

by Karen Bates
(last updated October 27, 2014)

Flowers and other plants can make a welcome addition to your home and garden by bringing a fresh, beautiful look to the area. Whether you prefer vegetable plants, houseplants, or flowers, you are sure to find plants that you will enjoy having around your home.

Whether you have a garden area outside or not, you can still enjoy plants with the use of planters. Outdoor planters offer you space to grow plants without needing a large yard. Even if you only have a deck or patio to work with, you can still grow a wonderful garden.

Outdoor planters give you the ability to plant just about any kind of plant you like in a fairly small space. These planters vary in shape and size, so you are sure to find one to fit your needs. Of course, with so many options it is important to search around to find an outdoor planter that is right for your situation instead of impulsively making a purchase. There are several important factors to consider when looking for outdoor planters.

First, think about the size you will need. What kinds of plants do you plan on growing in the planter? Some plants, although they seem small at first, could end up needing a good amount of space to flourish. Some may also need a deeper planter than others to do well.

Also consider the material that the planter is made of. Is it durable, or does it seem flimsy? Although a high-quality outdoor planter may be more expensive initially, you probably won't have to worry about replacing it anytime soon. The weight of the planter is also another thing to remember. You shouldn't get a heavy planter unless you plan to leave your plants in the same spot for a long time.

Color and overall design are another factor that you should look into. What is your decorating style, and what colors do you prefer? Before buying a planter, be sure it will fit in with the rest of the area as far as style goes.

Decide how much drainage your plants will need, and choose your planter accordingly. Because some planters have holes for drainage and some do not, be sure you get a planter with enough drainage for your plants' needs.

Take a look at all the different planter choices you have, and you may be surprised by some of the wonderful styles available to you.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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