Planters are a wonderful addition to any backyard space, they are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they are also a useful addition. One of the great things about planters is that they can be a very affordable way to change to look of your outdoor space. If you are interested in giving your yard a unique look that reflects your personality, go out and shop for some new planters. You might have thought that planters are best for indoor use or that the only way to beautify your backyard is by planting trees and flowers in the ground, but you would be wrong on both counts. Whether you are growing flowers, plants, or even trees, there are several excellent reasons why you should seriously consider planters. Even if you have had landscaping done in your yard, you can still spruce things up even more with the use of planters.
Types of Planters
Planters come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and price points. You can find planters for as little as under $10 and for as much as several hundred dollars and at price points in between. The really big pots can hold large plants and even trees, but they are going to be more expensive. On the other hand, Terra cotta planters are mass-produced and are reasonably priced, even for the larger ones. They might not be very fancy or colorful, but they will look great in your yard.
You can also find plastic planters in most stores. Most plastic planters are very affordable and can come in a variety of colors and shapes. There are even wood planters that look great in any backyard setting. One of the more popular choices in wood planters is the whisky barrel cut in half. This type of planter is big, round, and very stylish.
If you are willing to spend a little money, you can opt for stone or concrete planters, which are also stylish and sturdy; they are truly built to last. When you shop for planters for your yard, you might be surprised at all of the choices available. For example, if you are into metal, cast iron planters are available. Mind you, you have to make sure you have the correct type of plants for it as metal planters tend to get super hot in the summer.
The Benefits of Planters
While you can have a perfectly beautiful yard with plants planted directly into the ground, there are looks that can only be achieved with the utilization of planters. One of the most significant benefits of planters is that you can change the entire look of your outdoor space with them. For example, planters add height to your outdoor space and create a dramatic look. When you utilize planters, you can create a look that draws people’s eyes up higher.
By placing planters on both sides of a door, gate, or another type of entrance, you create an inviting look that is very pleasing to see. For example, if you have an arbor or gazebo in your backyard, planters on either side of the entrance signals to your guests that this is where you enter the structure.
Planters are a great way to add color to your outdoor space. A few planters will have your backyard popping with color. You can go with muted colors or spice things up a bit by buying planters that are decorated or painted with vibrant colors. The use of wooden or metal planters can give your outdoor space a rustic look and feel. You can also opt for a modern-looking planter that will give your outdoor space a fresh look.
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Without planters, you are very limited as to where you have plants. In a nutshell, unless you have planters, all of your plants are in the ground. Planters allow you to have plants in all sorts of places, including under the window, on the patio, and even on your outdoor table. Window planters are a great addition because they let you enjoy your colorful plants while in the comfort of your home.
Types of Plants
While you can plant basil and other herbs directly into the ground in your garden, you will enjoy them so much more in a planter on your porch or patio. Imagine sitting at your picnic table waiting for a feast from your outdoor grill, and the wonderful scent of rosemary, lemongrass, and basil surrounds you. Having herbs in planters around your yard is better than an Air Wick or other type of air freshener.
Fill an elevated planter with a creeping jenny and a caladium, and you have a colorful display that gives the illusion of a full-length gown. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, this type of setup also adds to the privacy of your patio or porch.
A woven wicker basket hung on the side of your house is yet another excellent way to display your plants. Colorful begonias and zinnias will thrill your guests and attract an assortment of buzzing bees and curious butterflies. In addition, hanging planters give you a sense of movement even on the calmest days.
You might already have a beautifully landscaped yard full of color and character. But you can crank your backyard space to an 11 by simply adding a few planters to your outdoor space. If you have already utilized planters in your yard and would still like to upgrade your outdoor space, contact Radiant Landscape Design and Build and we will be happy to come up with a plan.