In simple terms, a planter is a container you can use for growing your plants. Some plants grow best when they are first planted in a container, and then, once they start maturing, you can transfer them to a natural environment. Some plants should be kept in a container throughout their life cycle.
Before you visit an online shop for planter(s) that offer products in different designs and styles, you need to do your research. Some of them are great for displaying your flowers, while others prioritize functionality. So, whether you prefer aesthetics or practicality.
Here are a few things you have to consider when choosing planters for your home:
If you want a planter that will be used for the entire lifecycle of a plant, you need one with enough room for the plant to expand and grow. Even if you plan to transfer the plant out of the planter, you need to ensure that it has sufficient space. Even though you are most interested in the part growing above the ground, the essential bits of a plant is under the ground. The roots of your plan need space for stretching out through their growing substrate.
When it comes to flowerbeds in the wild, there is a wide range of mechanisms for draining and evaporating the rain away slowly. But, if your planter doesn’t have proper drainage, the soil will become waterlogged quickly and drown your plants. If you want to avoid this, you need to mix up the substrates you plan to use. Before planting your plants in it, pour water over it and check how it drains.
Now that you have started looking at the wide range of planters options, you will soon realize there is an endless array of sizes, shapes, and materials to choose from. All of these types have a unique purpose, and as you gain experience with planters, you will learn about their differences. The most common materials used by beginners are unglazed ceramic and wood. Not only do these materials look great in the garden, but they are also porous, meaning that they will drain water efficiently, allowing your plants to breathe. However, in some cases, you might have to water more often to compensate.
Another factor to consider while choosing the material is how exposed it is going to be. Depending on whether the planter will be in the sun all day or tolerate strong breezes, you need to find a planter of material that can withstand it. All planters dry faster in the garden than in soil, but certain exposures exacerbate the situation. So, if you will be placing your planters in full sun, what you need is a pot made from a non-porous material.
Most of the planters that you will see online are light when they are empty. But, once you start to fill them with soil, their weight will increase quickly. In the case of smaller planters, even filling them with soil won’t make them heavy. However, it is your responsibility to ensure that your planters aren’t falling over. If you have small planters, you can use a stand or stones to add some weight to improve stability. If you have large planters, you have to make sure that your children or pets don’t try tipping them over.