Why Planter Boxes Are Great Idea For Your Outdoor Space

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Wooden planter boxes have become very popular in recent years, for the main reason that the outside space we have, is becoming less and less as the population increases.

We all would like our own little garden even if we live in flats, so you may want to have a look at planter boxes as a way to still enjoy growing your own plants and vegetables and have something stylish and contemporary to grow them in.

We will have a look below at some of the different ways you can do this and ideas for the best uses from a planter box.


Different types

The most stylish, well made and durable planter boxes come from suppliers who specialise in planter boxes and usually make them custom order. You can get away with cheaper varieties, but they probably won’t last as long and look nowhere near as good as the custom made type.

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Custom made planter boxes are usually designed so that you can pick the size and design you want, colour and variety.

You will obviously have to pay a little more, but for something that will last for years and look great for that amount of time, should be worth every penny.

The same goes for trying to make your own. You can make do, but you will probably end up having to replace them every year or so as they get worn out.

A quality made planter box should have the wood treated and especially lined, so five years from now it should look almost brand-new.

More suppliers will advertise different designs depending on your gardening tastes. Traditional planter boxes usually come in a few different traditional designs and will probably fit in with nearly every garden. Contemporary design planters, are for those who want something a little more up-to-date that will fit in with their own vision. Either way, you should end up with something that is stylish and will look great once your plants and vegetables are in full bloom.

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What you can do with them

Planter boxes are seen more commonly now outside businesses and offices, as it adds a great organic air to the front of any building when planter boxes are used. They can house large elegant plants or anything that you think will be eye-catching from a small distance away.

If you are limited on space or not, planter boxes can still create an elegant look to any type of outdoor space. Many people use planter boxes to surround their existing lawns so, they not only have a better look to the garden, but individual plant types can be grown in their own little environment to be better managed.

The custom varieties also have a look where they don’t seem to be an off-the-shelf product or thrown together. They look like you have gone to some effort and thought behind your garden design.

There are many advantages for why garden planters are a great idea. They can also be used with quite a few add-ons from anything with benches, railings or even small versions of planter boxes for window ledges or similar.

If you are going to do a search online for a few different suppliers, one you may want to try is Garden Trellis. They hold a range of designs which you can add custom ordered to the nth degree. Try one or two out and put your favourite plants and vegetables in there. You will see very soon why there are good idea and will give you pleasure for years to come.

Leslie Whitehead has been a keen gardener all his life, currently working is advising in a range of garden centres.