Furnishing your garden and your balconies represents an action that must be carried out very carefully, because even the external spaces of the house must be treated in detail in order to be in harmony with the rest of the home furnishings. In this regard, it is a good idea to install outdoor planters to allow you to keep the flowers in order, but also act as furnishing accessories suitable for enhancing the aesthetic appearance of the house; the outdoor planters can be placed both on terraces and in your garden and can contain multiple plants at the same time inside them.
MODELS AND MATERIALS USED TO BUILD OUTDOOR PLANTERS
There are many models available for outdoor planters, in order to allow customers to choose the model that best suits their needs and tastes; very popular are the planters with grids, useful for containing climbing plants which, besides being very suggestive, are also very elegant. These outdoor grid planters are also used in public places as artificial dividers. Another type of outdoor planter is represented by the suspension planters, which are suspended through a very fine and elegant chain; this type of planter is suitable for holding small and medium sized plants. Finally, there are classic rectangular planters, which are suitable for containing a greater number of plants, which allow you to further enhance the aesthetic appearance of the home. There are also many materials used to build outdoor planters, such as wood, PVC, concrete, terracotta and natural fibers.
CHARACTERISTICS AND ADVANTAGES OF WOOD
Wood is one of the most used materials for outdoor planters, as it contains an intrinsic elegance that allows it to adapt to any type of architectural style and furniture; moreover, the wood can be decorated with inlays and motifs of various kinds which give the outdoor planters greater elegance. The wood used for the outdoor planters is solid wood, that is the wood that is taken directly from the trunk of the trees, to give greater strength and solidity to the planter and allow it to last longer; it is a 100% eco-sustainable material, in fact at the end of its life cycle it can be biologically degraded without causing any kind of damage to the external environment. Wood needs constant maintenance in order to fully show off its elegance.
ADVANTAGES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF PVC
PVC is also widely used to make outdoor planters, since despite having been recently discovered, it has enjoyed considerable success within the window and furnishing accessories market, thanks to its many advantages. First of all it is a material suitable for outdoor environments as it withstands attacks from atmospheric agents and is not afraid of acids and humidity, in fact it is waterproof and fireproof; PVC molds itself perfectly according to personal needs, to ensure perfect functionality and elegance. Despite being a derivative of petroleum, PVC is not polluting, but allows it to be recycled and reused to create new objects. Being an insulating material, it allows the soil of the plants to always maintain the same temperature even in the event of strong thermal excursions.
ADVANTAGES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF CEMENT
Much used, especially for outdoor planters that are used in public places, is concrete, the material best suited to withstand sudden changes in temperature and attacks from atmospheric agents. The cement can be left in its original color, or it can be coated with other materials according to your personal needs and tastes; its composition allows it to be immune to shocks and humidity, preserving its appearance for many years. Furthermore, the concrete outdoor planters do not need maintenance.
ADVANTAGES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF TERRACOTTA
Terracotta is the most used material for outdoor planters, because it is a completely natural material and is not perceived as foreign by the soil and the plant; moreover, thanks to its porosity, terracotta allows the absorption of any excess water. Its reddish color is suitable for any type of architectural style and any type of furniture; it is also a very resistant material and is used above all for classic outdoor planters.
Outdoor planters: ADVANTAGES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF NATURAL FIBERS
Finally, the natural fibers are configured as a material used above all to create the hanging outdoor planters, because they are used to support plants of small dimensions and not high weight; natural fibers are very elegant and adapt to any type of furniture. They can also be disposed of without any kind of environmental damage, because they are entirely produced with natural materials.