How to Use Planters: 5 Tips To Add Charm To Your Yard

How to Use Planters: 5 Tips To Add Charm To Your Yard

Looking for a cheap way to beautify your front yard, with an added advantage of color and versatility? Planters could be your ideal solution.

The most remarkable thing about planters is that you can choose to have them stationary or move them around from time to time. If you reside in an urban setting and you wish to have some greenery outside your window, they are the way to go. You know why?

With planters, you can have the greenery without having to establish a permanent garden. There are several ways to incorporate outdoor planters into your home. Let’s look at a few of them:

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Add Curb Appeal

If you are looking to add curb appeal to walkways and driveways leading to your patio, planters are a great way to make that happen. They can be made of various materials, such as wood, metal, or concrete. Movable ones can be made from wood, clay, terra cotta, or plastic.

The material you choose will depend on the kind of beauty you want to achieve, as well as your region of residence.  Curb appeal doesn’t only require that you plant in the ground as planters can do a wonderful job.

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Capitalize on Planters’ Versatility

If you live in a suburban or rural setting, you have plenty of options when it comes to establishing a garden in your yard. Conversely, most apartments and urban dwellings have a limited outdoor space, which is normally shared. If you’re lucky, you may get an apartment with window planter boxes.

Depending on the space available to you, consider using planters to add color with seasonal foliage and plants. If you reside in colder regions, artificial plants or evergreen plants that flourish throughout the year can work well for you.

Beautiful classical design planter flowerpot on a garden wooden fence
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Use Unconventional Planters

Does your porch have a vertical space? If yes, consider using planters that you can attach to the walls to also serve as wall art. You should go for succulent plants as they are very resilient and don’t need a lot of water.

Non-traditional or unconventional planters can also be unused containers around your home, such as bottles, pails, metal tubs, as well as repurposed household containers. You should be creative enough to come up with unique and functional planter solutions.

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Planters That Act as Focal Point

If your porch needs ambiance, structure, and presence, then large pots and magnificent containers should be a perfect choice for you. In fact, large outdoor planters can be an excellent focal point around large decks, pools, and lanais.

Consider planting topiaries and mid-sized trees to add visual interest to you main entryway and front porch area. Stately planters normally have foliage and greenery that add vertical visual interest to a home.

You can also use planter containers in foyers, as well as around outdoor entertaining areas to add greenery and visual ‘wall’ around such spaces.

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Final Thoughts

Planters present you endless opportunities to give your outdoor space an animated and charming ambiance. They are available in a vast selection of sizes, materials, shapes. It is advisable to consider the size of your outdoor space before you buy any planter. You don’t want to underestimate the measurements and end up with a depressing visual outcome. You should also choose your greenery wisely. Namely, too small or too large vegetation can make your space feel awfully small. The above tips will help you get the best out of planters when decorating your outdoor living space.



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