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Choosing a Good Planter for Your Garden in Your Vancouver Home
Make your home look a little more inviting and bring nature closer with a little extra green vegetation on the patio or porch. Plants can really make a difference to your property's aesthetics, especially if they're laid out well. It's vital that you pick the best plants, and the best settings, to achieve a good look with your landscaping.
Be careful about what kind of planters you choose - don't pick ones that will 'drown' the plant by being too big, or that will clash with the style of your architecture. Make sure that they're rugged and well-made, so that you can get the best looking plants that will stay in place for a long time, and that the planter won't tarnish or get damaged or worn in day to day use.
Before you spend a lot of money on some planters, read through this guide, and look at the tips in it - they will help you pick the right size and type so that you get exactly what you need for your garden.
What To Look At in a Planter
Size is one of the primary considerations - you need something that will fit the plants that you intend to use, and that will give them space to thrive, but that won't be so big that you can't actually use it properly.
If you are planning on using a high number of plants, then you should purchase a planter that has a lot of space so that you can give each plant room to spread its roots. Keeping the plants constrained will most likely lead to them wilting. Bear in mind that when you are planting plants inside, you will need to be more conservative with the size of the planter, so you should choose something smaller and pick smaller plants.
Good Drainage – Plants require water and nutrients, and air. If the plants get too damp, then they could rot or be deprived of nutrients. It is important that you give your plants the ability to absorb enough moisture and air - and drainage helps with that. Planters should let water flow through them properly, otherwise the roots won't be able to take up enough nutrition. By the same contrast - if the soil drains too quickly then it will dry out and you won't get thriving plants then either.
The drainage of the planter is significant, but different plants could have different drainage requirements so it's important that you talk to the vendor to make sure that the plants are well cared for and not too dry or too damp.
Weight - if you are fitting a planter that you want to be mobile, then you should make sure that it is light enough that you will be able to move it. This is particularly important if it is going to need to go on a balcony that is made of wood, or any other sensitive platform - because these are things that will suffer damage if the planter is too heavy. A good planter will be robust enough that it can handle the plants, but it will be light enough that it won't damage anything.