Need To Find The Right Planters For Your Vancouver Home? Use These 3 Criteria!
When you spend a long time in your home, your tastes and expectations in the aesthetics and decor change over time. If the atmosphere is starting to feel stale and you want to add new life to it, why not do it literally? The right plants can spruce up a yard so it does not feel as clinical, stale, or cookie cutter as everyone else up and down the street. Indoor plants also bring a fresh energy to an interior space. However, you need the right planters.
When many Vancouver homeowners go shopping for planters, they either look for colors or durability. It is true that matching your decor or your intended style with the right tones is a good step, but focusing on that might mean choosing something that isn't going to stand the test of time. On the other hand, focusing just on durability might mean skipping out on aesthetics, much less 3 other factors that are just as crucial:
1) Size Things Up: The size of the planter matters in terms of both the physical dimensions of the planter, as well as the interior space. How large the planter is might not matter if you're putting it in your yard, but if you have a tight space indoors for it to go or you have a very detailed layout of your dream garden, then the dimensions do matter. Having said that, if you have particular plants in mind to put into one, then you need to make sure it's roughly two sizes larger than the plant so roots have a lot of room.
2) That Draining Feeling: Drainage is a balancing act. Too little drainage and moisture retention means roots can't breathe in enough air, get soggy, and even start to rot. Too much drainage, and plants thirst for water to the point of visibly wilting above the soil.
3) A Weighty Matter: Planters might not seem like they weigh a lot when they're just full of air and getting lifted into your trunk or cargo space. However, once full of plants, water, and soil, they get very heavy. If you're going to put them in relatively permanent positions, weight can keep them stable. However, if you're going to put them indoors or on tables or shelves, weight can be a structural integrity issue.
There's a number of considerations to take into account when you're looking for planters for your Vancouver home or yard. Use the three listed here to narrow down things when you go shopping. You hope the perfect planters are out there, and they very much are, but you do have to sift through the mind-boggling number of choices on the market. Using these 3 parameters, though, you can find the right ones.