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If you want to enhance your backyard or the architectural design of your house, you want to make sure you use just the right plants. However, before you add any plants, you also have to consider the containers in which they are placed. Planters come in various shapes and configurations to meet a homeowner’s or business owner’s needs.
Types of Planter Designs
When you select the right planter design, you can enhance the looks of your yard and highlight the features of your plants at the same time. You can select from some of the following planter designs and shapes:
- Raised large planter boxes
- Terraced garden containers
- Standard pots
- Long and narrow planters
- Garden edging
Typically, it is better to choose planter colours that meld well with the surrounding landscape. Complementary colours include the following hues:
- Terracotta (always popular)
- Dark green
- Sandstone (if you wish to keep things neutral)
Reduce Water Use
Planters that are used for backyards today are made from sustainable materials. Premium containers are made from stabilised PVC or polyvinyl chloride, which is a sturdy plastic. By choosing planters made with PVC, you also reduce the amount of materials thrown into a landfill. Top-quality containers and planters are designed so the heat transfer is minimised too, thus reducing the chance that the growing medium will dry out. In turn, you will save water, as you do not have to water your plants as much.
If you are interested in raising flowers, you may want to take a closer look at raised planter box designs. When containers are raised, they offer good drainage and protect plants from pests. However, do not confuse an elevated planter with a raised garden bed. The two vary in design.
A raised planter features a bottom to prevent the soil from spilling. A bottom may be slatted and is typically designed for drainage. Raised garden beds do not have bottoms; instead, they are open to the ground.
Containers for Vertical Gardens
You may also want to consider containers for your vertical garden. If you live in a small space, a vertical garden enables you to grow plants, even on a patio in the middle of the city. Some of the plants that work well in a vertical garden include tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, and Swiss chard. Therefore, you can harvest vegetables in an urban setting.
Built-in Watering Systems Streamline Garden Tasks
Innovative containers for vertical gardens are designed with their own watering system. All you need to do is add water to a trough along with liquid fertilizer and set a timer. The mix should last about seven days before it needs to be topped up.