Choosing a planter that is attractive and meets your specific needs is a major step in accomplishing your landscaping endeavors. Today, we’re going to look at the differences and similarities of PolyStone Planters™ and their popular counterparts, concrete planters. While both types of planters offer an attractive home for your plants and are available in numerous styles, there are some key differences that you should note before making your decision.
Don’t Let Concrete Planters Weigh You Down
The most obvious difference between the two types of planters is that of weight. Concrete is a heavy material, so when buying a large concrete planter or two, you will run into the issue of mobility when it comes to where planters are placed. There’s the strenuous lifting and hauling, so you’ll want to be sure you place the heavy concrete planter exactly where you want it to be, and hope you don’t change your mind in the future.
On the other hand, PolyStone Planters™ are much lighter in weight than concrete. This means that you can easily move your planters from place to place until you’ve found just the right spot—no sore muscles or aching limbs the next day! This increases their overall versatility and convenience.
PolyStone Planters™ Boast Durability
You may purchase a concrete planter thinking, “Man, this thing will hold up!” This is true on the large-scale; a concrete planter could last for several years under the right conditions due to its hydrating nature and solid build. However, it’s important to keep in mind that concrete is susceptible to certain types of damage—particularly from salt that could creep into cracks, as well as other chemicals. Long exposure to well water can also prove detrimental to a concrete planter. If you do happen to use well water, this may not be the best option for you. It is also very easy to drop and break expensive concrete planters, you can try to mend them, but this proves to be difficult and time-consuming
PolyStone Planters™ are a practical and adequate choice if you’re looking for durability. Our PolyStone™ Planters are vested in a UV protection coat to greatly minimize the effects of the sun on its color and composition. Further, these long-lasting planters are resistant to mold, mildew, and stains, and lack the risk-factor of cracks (you don’t want anything getting inside to potentially destroy the planter!). This makes us a more viable choice if you’re looking for a planter with more safeguards against common sources of damage. We also have a 10-year warranty that comes with every one of our planters, so even if you do run into an issue, we will fix it ASAP.
Insulation Protects Plants from Temperature Changes
Another difference between concrete and PolyStone Planters™? Their level of insulation. You can’t expect too much in the way of insulation when you purchase a concrete planter; the opposite is true of PolyStone Planters™. In fact, our planters feature an EPS-insulated core that promises safety for your plants in the midst of temperature turmoil! This means that the outside weather is nothing to fear, no matter how harsh or volatile. (By the way: The planters themselves can withstand temperatures from -30° up to +150° F)! That’s a vital feature you won’t find in most concrete planters.
This makes PolyStone Planters™ a fantastic option for outdoor landscaping in a commercial environment. The benefit of temperature control means that your maintenance team can focus on more pressing matters and won’t have to worry about moving heavy concrete planters during less than desirable weather.
Custom Design Options
Branding and Design
Putting your brand name or personal design on concrete planters can be costly and may not come out exactly how you want. Concrete is hard to work with and can wear down over time. At PolyStone Planters™, we can customize any planter by precisely placing your logo or personal design directly onto your planter.
Not only do we offer a wide variety of colors, but you can actually change the color of your planter, and it will not effect your warranty!
Another area you’ll find a major difference in is that of friendliness towards the environment. While a useful and practical material, concrete really isn’t very eco-friendly, especially when it comes time to dispose of it. PolyStone Planters™ are eco-friendly, seeing as this material is made with no harmful solvents. This means that its creation and decomposition minimize harm to the environment. We think you’ll agree that’s something every plant lover will appreciate!
In short, our planters possess a few key advantages over those made of concrete. PolyStone Planters™ are:
- Lighter weight