Nowadays, there is a huge variety of garden pots to choose from and anything is easily available from traditional terracotta to contemporary glazed urns in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.
Pots are supposed to make a great focal point whether they are placed indoor or outdoor. They add a great charm to any place without even flowers or plants too. If you have an urn shape pot, then can suit just standing empty in a group of other pots.
Consider this guide by Designer Pots and learn how you can use your garden pots to maximize the effect they.
Proper Watering and Drainage
Overwatering is the most popular gardening blunder and the most dangerous way to destroy a plant. The roots get rot when they remain in excess water, hence taking away the ability of plants to absorb nutrients and moisture. The risk of this overwatering can be reduced by proper drainage. To build the wow factor in the environment, modern decorative pots and planters come in a variety of materials such as ceramic, natural, composite, metal, and fiberglass. We need to make sure while purchasing that planters or pots have specific drainage systems.
Tips for Indoor Planting
- Usage of Cache Pot and Saucer
If space allows, put a saucer inside the decorative (cache) pot and place the grow pot on top of it. If necessary, add some pebbles or hydro granules to the bottom of the planter to lift the height of the plant so it sits better in the pot. You should take the plant out of the decorative pot to water it and then drain it in a sink before putting it back in. The saucer can trap any excess water that needs to be empty.
- Usage of Cache Pot and Pot Liner
If watering the plant in and out of the decorative pot or emptying excess water from a saucer isn’t your thing, then you may line the decorative pot with a liner and with some drainage material. Pot liners are made of “squishy” plastic and come in a variety of sizes to match the decorative pot’s internal dimensions. They can be trimmed to create an unobtrusive barrier that can protect the decorative pot and your furniture.
Tips for Outdoor Planting
Drainage holes are needed in outdoor planters to allow rainwater to pass through and avoid waterlogging the root system of the plants. If you want to keep the planter outside all year, make sure it is frost-resistant. Make sure the drainage hole is lifted off the floor, either with a recessed design or elevated on foot to avoid ice buildup and cracking.
Option 1 – Grouping pots
This is the common practice that whenever you group things in the garden they look best. A group of 3, 5, or any odd number looks perfect. Placing two empty pots next to each other in different sizes looks amazing. Adding a variety of flowering plants in pots around the garden and on the patio will help to extend the life of your garden. This is particularly useful at the start or end of summer, as well as into the autumn.
Pots even without plants can add a splash of color and a strong shape to a planting border, bringing clarity to the planting. You don’t have to use them just for putting plants on your patio.
You can also turn the urn-shaped pots on their sides and surround them with cobbles to make an interesting focal point.
If you have pots dotted around your patio then grouping them will look better. Also, rather than making an odd variety of various types of pots, you can add a color scheme. Adding a color scheme will give more clarity to the grouping. An odd assortment of pots that you’ve collected over the years, having those plants that you repeat during the planting in the pots is a good way to make them fit together. The plant’s repetition adds clarity to the combination of various styles of pots.
Option 2 – Strategic Placement
The secret to using pots as focal points is to position them on a visual journey down the garden to a key location, such as a seat or gazebo. We can’t emphasize how beneficial any solid type is for bringing clarity to planting borders. They can perform miracles!
What style of the pot should you choose for your garden?
Choose garden pots that can match the theme of your garden, whether it’s traditional or modern. Consider painting your pots if you have a collection that doesn’t match the look of your garden. A coat of paint will fully turn even the dullest pot or planter.
Pots don’t have to be held at ground level, either. You may hang them on the wall, place them on window ledges, or put them in metal frames. Alternatively, you may simply attach them to the wall, as in the patio gardens of Cordoba, Spain. The pots in the patio gardens are slightly suspended from the wall with a small piece of wood behind each one, and they are watered very carefully to avoid staining those lovely walls.
Hanging pots come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they don’t necessarily have to be hung on a wall!
Make the most of your vertical space
Vertical planting schemes can be enhanced by using strong fences and walls as a backdrop. You can use every last inch of room in your garden to grow ornamentals, herbs, and some fruits and vegetables.
Garden pots, when used correctly, can liven up any garden and ultimately can make a perfect gift for a garden-loving friend.
Planters or pots made from recycled materials are not only good for the environment, but they also possess some unexpected benefits. Now let’s look at the advantages of using recycled plant containers:
- It reduces waste in landfills by reusing old materials and making them new again. It protects the natural resources which were used to make plastics from the scratch.
- It uses fewer resources and energy.
- Made from durable materials, which means they can be used again and again to make different products.
- A pot made from recycled materials will often be recycled at the end of its lifecycle. Once again, this way we’re saving landfills but also saving the environment.
- It’s a simple way to lessen the environmental impact. While all of our planters are made from recycled materials, our black planters can be made from entirely 100% post-consumer recycled materials. Black is the green, as we like to say.
While all of our planters are made from recycled materials, our black planters can be made from entirely 100% post-consumer recycled materials. Black is the green, as we like to say.
This is especially true if you buy from Designer Pots because they are:
- Weather Resistant – Designer pots are designed in such a way that they can withstand any harshness of any weather. They are perfect for indoors, outdoors, or alongside walkways.
- Modern – Our pots are designed timelessly, ensuring whatever the season or year maybe, they are forever part of the trend.
- Light-Weight – Designer pots are lightweight, gives you the feeling of moving them easily. Buy now! We guarantee you will love the mobility of designer pots.
Other benefits of Designer pots include:
- Flexible enough to withstand impact without damage
- Virtually indestructible
- Maintenance-free and graffiti resistant
- Easy to clean as needed
- Blended with UV-12 inhibitors to preserve color
- Impervious to water damage and corrosion because it is non-porous and non-hygroscopic.
- It’s light and portable when you need it to be. • Faux stone and other variants are available.
Do They Last as Long?
Do planters made from recycled materials last as long as planters made from virgin materials? This is a common question. Yes, it is true! The initial plastic product is melted down into a powder base. After that, it starts all over again, with the same strength and durability as before.
So what are you waiting for? Order yours now!
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