When learning all about wood planters, it's most important to consider what type of plant will be housed inside and how quickly it will grow. Since wood planters are natural and biodegradable, it's also important to know how to properly care from them. If you're considering purchasing a wooden planter, use these tips to decide what type of wood are suitable for your environment and how to care for your planter.
If your wooden planter will be used outdoors, you need to make sure that it is both sturdy and rugged. Small planters made of lightweight teak are better suited for indoor use, while large wooden barrel planters work perfectly in an outdoor setting. When choosing your wooden planter, consider the actual type of wood it's made from. For instance, cedar and redwood are naturally weather resistant and don't necessarily need to be treated before use. You might also consider the types of other wood used in and around your home. Matching your planter's wood to the wood used for your deck can be aesthetically pleasing, while a stark contrast is also lovely.
To prevent your wooden planter from weathering or rotting, there are a few preventative steps you can take. Lining the planter with plastic sheeting helps tremendously, though you should always poke holes to allow for drainage. You can also apply waterproof sealer to your wooden planter, or choose to double-pot your plants by placing a plastic planter inside of your decorative wooden one. Keeping the bottom of your wooden planter raised off of your lawn is another good idea.
Wooden planters can add natural beauty to your deck, patio, garden or home. They're available in a wide range of styles, and can house large shrubs and miniature novelty plants alike. They’re a great natural investment and, with a little care, they'll last for years.