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Using Wooden Planters as a focal point for your Landscaping Décor; by Glenn Mast


Outdoor wooden planters can be a wonderful way to add focal points throughout the garden. In many urban areas, the primary means of having a garden may be through a series of planters set up on a roof or terrace.  Whatever your particular situation, it is important to choose planters that are not only beautiful, but are also built to last.


A comfortable, warm feeling can be added to any yard with a wood garden planter. They come in many different styles and shapes from square or rectangle shaped to round shaped. Wood garden planters are very durable and can hold heavy plants. If your yard does not already have an existing theme, a wood garden planter can be a great place to start because there are many options available. Because of the nature of the wood, there are some considerations before choosing the wood option. 


Cedar is strong and resistant to weather damage but wood needs to be cared for with sealant, especially because you will be getting moisture on it with constant watering.


The last and most important thing to check any planter for before purchasing is drainage holes.  If you are planning to put dirt and plants inside of them, then a drainage hole is absolutely mandatory to prevent plants from drowning and developing root rot.  If your planter does not contain drainage holes, you can drill them yourself using a drill bit that is at least 1/2- to 1-inch in thickness.  Smaller holes will have a tendency to get dirt clogged up in them.  You will also want to line the base of your planter with 1-inch or so of rock, pebbles or broken pottery shards to prevent all of your potting soil from escaping.


Author Resource: Glenn Mast is a successful business owner of a couple websites that offer Amish Handcrafted Products. His sites offer products and information about Amish Made Products & decor for your home, lawn or garden.


 http://www.amishhandcraftedmetalwindchimes.com

http://www.amishbuiltlawndecor.com

 

 


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