Searching for the perfect container can be challenging at times. Most beginners simply choose whatever planter that’s the right size and one that fits nicely in their yard. If you’re experienced than you know it’s much more to it than just looks. It’s also about how it can help your plants thrive.
So for those seeking to complete their lavish, dark, evergreen garden or looking to create their backyard French Bohemian sanctuary; Here are 3 reasons why you’ll love the wood-look cement planters.
1. Cement Planters Last A Lifetime
We can’t say which planters are the best to use because choosing the right type of planters are very subjective. A lot of variables come into play when choosing a home for your plants or produce. However, what we can say is that cement planters do have some positive traits.
Cement planters are super durable and can last a long time. You won’t have to worry about soil temperature fluctuation because the cement planters come with thick protective walls. Also, if you happen to buy a cement planter without a drainage whole you can easily drill one in.
The only big con to using concrete planters is that they can be very heavy. So if you’re the type of person that likes to move their furniture around every couple of months, you might want to reconsider because lugging a cement planter around in your backyard can be pretty tiresome. However, if you are absolutely sure that your cement planter will always look gorgeous next to your babbling spring than there’s nothing to worry about.
2. The Real Wood Hassle
Have you ever walked into a new home and tried to guess if the hardwood floors were actually real wood or laminate? It’s not always easy to tell. The majority of us can’t differentiate between real hardwood floors or laminate flooring because they both look so real. In fact, the biggest difference between the two materials are far from their looks but more in price. The same can go for wood- look planters.
Buying wood planters or even making your own can look really great in your yard. Wood planters often pair nicely with any wooden accent pieces like benches or trellises but they take a lot of maintaining.
When purchasing real wood planters consider that you have to be aware of what type of chemical preservatives have been used. You wouldn’t want those chemicals interacting with your produce.
Another concern is that sometimes the wood can split or the nails can go rusty and weaken the structure, causing you to go out and purchase another wood planter to salvage what you have left. Also, the bottoms may rot if they get too moist so they often need to be elevated to have adequate drainage.
If you choose real wood planters, you may save a pretty penny, but you’ll likely end up paying for it later with your time and energy spent on buying the proper tools to help maintain the wood over time.
But don’t just take our word for it, The Micro Gardener breaks it down for you and explains all the pros and cons of any container.
But if those reasons alone are enough to convince you to skip the real wood and purchase the wood-look cement planters than continue reading.
3. Wood-Look & Cement – The Best of Both Worlds
So by now, we hope it’s clear that when purchasing wood-look cement planters you are truly getting the best of both worlds. But if it’s not, let’s break it down one more time.
1. Cement planters are more durable and adverse in different weather climates. They can last a lifetime!
2. Real wood often contains preservative chemicals deadly for produce. You’ll end up spending more time maintaining the wood and preventing rotting or rusting than enjoying your garden.
3. With wood-look planters, you get the natural wood-look to go with your style garden without the hassle that comes with maintaining the wood.
And if you’re ever curious what type of wood-look cement containers might go well with your garden, then take a look at these . . .
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Remember, you want to purchase a planter that will be perfect for your plants but ultimately gardening is about the gardener. In the words of Liberty Hyde Bailey, “Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them“. Happy planting!