Enjoy the warm breeze this summer by spending more time outside. Whether it’s a get together with your family and friends or you want to spend time alone, you won’t have to leave your home. Adding custom garden planters to your small patio gives you an outdoor space you can use to create wonderful summer memories.
More than a Decoration
The right design, furniture, and other elements contribute to maximizing your outdoor space. Having planters in your patio offers several advantages. For example, you can use them to plant different herbs, including:
These plants are easy to grow and they add an aromatic scent to your garden or kitchen. Herb gardening is a good way to start growing your food. Once you get the hang of it, you can explore planting vegetables or fruits. You’ll save money on groceries and you’re sure of the freshness of your ingredients.
But container gardening doesn’t just provide you with better food. You can also use potted plants as a kind of “screen.”Using the right planters provide privacy to your backyard. You can arrange large and small planters to create an interesting look in your landscape while having a green barrier. Use lightweight containers so you can move them around when you need, whether you’re hosting a party or want to change up your outdoor space.
Decorating Your Small Patio with Planters
No matter what your style is, you can incorporate beautiful planters to your small patio. Be smart in choosing your planters, though. They have to blend well with the other elements and the architecture of your outdoor space.
Framing your outdoor space is an ideal way to start the project. Create a distinction between your patio and your lawn in different ways, such as:
- Borders – these should be narrow, about 2 to 4 feet. You can also create various heights using ornamental grasses or small shrubs.
- Built-ins – install built-in flower boxes along the perimeter of your garden. This would allow you to control your container garden and provide extra insulation to the plant’s roots.
- Containers – these are an excellent alternative if you don’t have an edge border or built-in boxes. Play with different colors and sizes to make your small patio visually appealing.
Your planters should also complement your patio furniture to create a coherent look. Rustic furniture, for instance, goes well with vibrant planters for an eye-catching contrast. You can use neutral colored ones, as well, for an exquisite, English countryside-inspired look.
Invest in Durable, Lightweight Planters
When buying planters for your patio, the aesthetic shouldn’t be the only factor you should consider. The material is crucial as it affects the longevity of the planter. You can choose from different materials, including:
- Terra-Cotta – this is a classic choice for containers because it’s sturdy, giving it the ability to withstand strong winds. This material, however, is easy to break and may not be ideal when left outdoors in freezing temperature.
- Plastic – this lightweight material is the most affordable option. Although it usually lasts long, some plastic materials become brittle and break easily when the temperature drops.
- Wood – this material provides a natural look to your patio. Wood planters are usually made of cedar, rot-resistant hardwood, or pressure-treated wood. They are heavy, though, making them hard to move around.
- Concrete – this material is extremely durable. But concrete planters are backbreakers because of their weight.
PolyStone Planters offers a range of beautiful, stone-like garden planters that won’t break your back.
We manufacture planters based on your specification to enhance your small patio. Our planters are lightweight so you move them around easily. They are also designed to withstand the toughest temperature and environmental conditions.
Contact us today for more details.