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
urban areas, the primary means of having a garden may be through a
planters set up on a roof or terrace. Whatever your particular
it is important to choose planters that are not only beautiful, but are
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
rectangle shaped to round shaped. Wood garden planters are very durable
hold heavy plants. If your yard does not already have an existing theme,
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
Cedar is strong and resistant to weather damage but wood
be cared for with sealant, especially because you will be getting
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
inside of them, then a drainage hole is absolutely mandatory to prevent
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
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
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.