Planter Design Ideas

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Integrating planters on your property is possible without sacrificing space or straining your budget. Our home waterproofing contractors can professionally install waterproof planter boxes that keep your plants healthy. With that in mind, there are many planter box ideas worth considering.

Creating the Perfect Planter

The possibilities are practically infinite. Numerous household items will do, including plastic milk containers, aluminum cans, and plastic soda pop bottles. Even bottled water containers can serve as planters, or you can use empty potting soil bags. You can also stack nursery pots to create a makeshift planter box—at least to get started.

Next, consider what you will use for rubble. Materials such as gravel, rocks, and broken bricks work well as rubble to weigh down a tall planter box. You can even use concrete or broken-up ceramic pots. A mixture of materials creates diversity and can provide just the weight you need. A lightweight filler can include foam blocks or even bags of foam peanuts.

Outdoor Planter Ideas

The design of your planter should accommodate what you’re planting. Upright, broad, and trailing plants have different requirements, which you need to consider whether choosing a single type or planting them in combinations. You can select plants based on complementary colors or contrasting textures, but if you’re still stumbling on specific planter ideas, you can try:

  • Flowerpots: An urn type container is great for trailing plants, while natural-looking garden pots are good for edible plants mixed with ornamentals. Flowerpots come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. You can aim to match one with the color of a purple petunia or contrast a white hydrangea bush with a pale blue pot. Barrel planters are fine for leafy vegetables. Small planters can take the form of everything from wicker baskets to bowls, to fountain-like works of art.
  • Built-In Planters: Planter box design ideas include incorporating the planter into the ends of a deck bench, as a raised concrete platform, or stacked stone structures that dominate your outdoor living space. Tall, narrow wooden box planters can add privacy. If you’re building a DIY wood bench, why not incorporate a planter? Other ideas include building planters out of recycled steel and plant beds out of stacked stone or incorporating long planters of different shapes and designs into an outdoor fence or wall.

Planters can line the walking path of your deck. You can also try tiered wooden crates or stone elements (tiered planters come in many forms) or incorporate water features into a larger planter. Your planter design can be the centerpiece of your outdoor space or be more subtle like a metal tub or modified flowerpot.

Consider Our Waterproof Planter Boxes in Your Plant Design Ideas

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Capital Deck & Stair is trusted for professional treatment of walking decks, pool decks, balconies, stairways, and garage floors in Los Angeles. We also offer waterproof planter boxes that withstand harsh outdoor elements. Each is treated so the flowers, plants, and shrubbery on your property retain the aesthetic value you admire. For more information, call 424-339-0953 or request a free quote online.

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