Planters may significantly improve the curb appeal of your house and your outside area. They may enhance the appeal of a doorway, liven up a deck area, and do a lot more.
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There are a wide variety of sizes, forms, and materials for outdoor planters, ranging from large Corten steel containers to lightweight, smaller models. We offer our best advice for selecting the ideal outdoor planters for your house in this post.
It might be a bit of a Goldilocks situation when choosing the proper size planter; it needs to be just perfect. A planter that is too tiny may stifle the roots of the plant, depriving it of the nutrients, oxygen, and water it needs to thrive.
Conversely, a too big planter can also cause issues. In this case, the roots of the plant may be submerged by too much moisture in the soil. Furthermore, too much water might promote fungal development and root rot.
Aim for a planter that is at least 2 inches wider than the diameter of your plant, advises Wayfair. Height must also be taken into account. Choose a planter that will hold the roots of the plant and give you an extra inch or two to water it from the top.
We usually advise assessing your space before choosing the size of the planter for it. In most cases, width matters because you want to have enough room for foot movement around the planter. Selecting a planter that will be in your guests’ line of sight is another crucial consideration when placing them close to doors. Make sure the container is tall enough. Remember that the visible height of your containers will be influenced by the plants you select for them.
There are several options available to you when it comes to outdoor planter planting. To bring attention to your property, place planters along your driveway or path. Alternatively, as seen above, frame your front entrance by setting huge outside planters on either side. Planters can also be positioned next to your mailbox, against retaining walls, or in clusters inside your garden. In addition to adding some softness and greenery to outdoor spaces with a lot of stone or other hardscaping, container plants may be utilized to conceal or disguise anything that you would want not to draw attention to.
Three planters of different heights fit nicely together in planter groupings, but we also love using bigger single planters or groups of four planters with a statement plant. It’s always possible to begin with a single container plant and gradually add more to the collection.
Thrillers, Fillers, and Spillers at Plant Height
Plants of different heights may add visual interest when you combine various pots and plants in one area. Choose a combination of fillers (foliage that fills in areas), spillers (anything that flows over the edge of the pot), and thrillers (eye-catching plants).
When combining various plants in a single container, pick ones that demand comparable amounts of light and water. (Since summer is quickly approaching, you might want to look at these eight outdoor container plants that thrive in heat and full light.)