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Find the right planter!

Whether you’re looking to introduce additional color to your home, finding the right planters can go a long way in making your dreams come true. However, finding the right combination of containers can be tricky. That’s a challenge every homeowner faces. We have created this write-up taking a look at different types of planters in Vancouver and how to find the perfect match for your landscaping or basic decoration needs.

Consider the Size

The size of the planter is very important because if you buy the wrong size, then your plants may lack enough space for root growth. Healthy plants need lots of room to grow. Generally, a good size planter is one where the plant is about two times more visible than the planter itself. It should also hold a healthy amount of soil for the plants to allow enough space for roots to grow.


For plants to grow properly, they need enough oxygen for the roots. And if excess water does not escape, then the roots will get waterlogged and even rot. For this reason, finding a planter with good drainage holes and with breathable materials is key. Planters with good drainage prevent overwatering as well as allow air to circulate around the roots of the plants and helps draw away excess water. Wood planters provide better drainage as they are porous.

Consider the Weight of the Planter

If you are going to garden on a balcony or deck, then you should consider the weight of planter. This is because if you choose heavy planters it will be difficult to move them around if mobility and changing the look of your garden on a regular basis is your thing. Therefore, ensure you consider the total weight of plants, water, soil and planter. And to be on the safe side, select planters made using lightweight materials.


The best planters in most cases can be quite expensive. Therefore, buying a cheaply made planter can end up costing you a lot in the long run and even damage your plants. For this reason, buying a planter with great durability is recommended. The length of life usually depends on the quality and type of materials used including galvanized metal, stainless and fiberglass.