In order to beautify the place or ` to add some greenery and color, people love to have a garden or at least grow plants in planters if they don’t have the space for a garden. Sometimes the reason people go in for outdoor planter is just for adding a demarcation between different portions of the garden and driveway or the patio and lawn. In today’s world, people are` also environmentally conscious and want to do their bit for the environment. Therefore they want to increase the green cover by doing their bit however small it may be, by planting plants in planters.
People also add plants in planters and place them inside the house in order to brighten up the place. A planter also improves the air quality inside the house and it also adds to the aesthetic value to the place. When it is in the exteriors of the house, it also helps to improve the curbside value of the house and one can get a better price when they want to put the house on the market.
Things to Remember When Choosing Planter Troughs
- One must know when using a planter trough how to position the trough. It should not be placed in areas which have a lot of traffic; else it may lead to accidents. If the trough is placed somewhere it is not even seen or noticed by others, the beauty of the trough as well as the plants will be lost.
- One must also plant the plants based on the size the to which they will grow and that is the reason why the size of the trough is of prime importance.
- When choosing plants, especially flowering plants, one must also be aware of the colors of the flowers and the size combination of flowering plants or the leafy plants which will be in the trough.
Tips on Choosing The Right Planter
Types of troughs
It is important to choose the right location to place the troughs. There are outdoor troughs which can be used or one could use indoor troughs as well. The difference between outdoor and indoor troughs is that the Indoor troughs are usually lightweight and these are easily movable from one place to another.
Outdoor troughs, on the other hand, are hardier because they are exposed to the external elements and therefore they are made up of a stronger material such as concrete or stone. Due to all these factors, the outdoor troughs are not movable and are heavier to transport. Indoor troughs need to be chosen with care as they are lightweight and can break if the plants and soil together get too heavy for it.
Troughs come in a variety of styles, shapes, colors, designs and one can choose between a traditional look and a contemporary look. Usually homeowners choose styles which match with their house and the interiors as well as the exterior of the place or else they choose planters which reflect their own style or in colors that complement or contrast with the rest of the exteriors or interiors.
Based on the kind of plants that you want to grow, troughs can be chosen of different heights and sizes. Large size troughs are better for those plants which grow to a considerable height. For those that are small, small planters will do the job.
When planter troughs are chosen, the drainage system which will allow excess water to drain out is very necessary. If the drainage system is not present in a trough, then there is a chance of the plants getting rotted. Indoor troughs usually do not have a drainage system and therefore to allow the access water to drain, loose stones should be put in the bottom or broken pieces of terracotta.
These are some tips one can use when choosing planter troughs for the exterior or the interior of their house.