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Design outdoor planters - how to find the right model for your home

  1. The right planter for every use
  2. The right material
  3. Outdoor design with planters
  4. Conclusion

1. For every use the right planter

Whether indoors, on the balcony or in the garden - there are planters for every use, so they can plant any area you want:

Universally applicable are thereby a classic planter (2) as well as a Plant box (1) . Both are also perfect for delimiting individual areas, greening otherwise laid out areas or highlighting special plants.

Especially suitable for the windowsill outside is a windowsill balcony box (3) , which can be attached at each end.

For the balcony is recommended, in addition to the classic balcony box (4) to hang, also the balcony box (5) fixed over the railing and corner, and a planter box with shelf (6) .

The right planter for every application

2. Find the right planter material

Unlike indoor planters, where any material can be used, there are a few criteria to consider for outdoor planters: For example, outdoor planters should not only be weatherproof , but also stable , so that wind and weather cannot harm them. In addition, the leakage of excess water due to rain should be ensured.

Find the right planter material

Flower pots therefore come in a wide variety of materials, with each material having its own merits:

Wood (1) is a natural material that combines perfectly with plants. Again, for outdoor planters, it is important to choose weather-resistant wood . In this regard, teak , which is particularly popular because of its grain and color that changes over time, acacia, eucalyptus and bamboo are best . Wooden planters, however, you should rather use as planters , because with direct contact with the plant soil and the associated moisture, they can begin to decompose over time, if they are not coated from the inside .

Well suited planters for outdoor use are also those made of ceramic (2) , because they are particularly durable and long-lasting. The most common materials are stoneware and terracotta , which is available glazed and raw. In their raw state, i.e. unglazed, these materials have the advantage of being breathable and moisture-regulating .

Viktoria furnishing expert Tips for advisors "Planters made of a mixture of stones or ceramics usually convince with exciting surfaces. So you manage to provide any outdoor area with a Mediterranean flair effortlessly with a mixture of such planters." - Viktoria, interior design expert

Pots made of concrete or stone (3) are also breathable and moisture-regulating . The preferred option is fiber concrete . It is made of the natural materials cement, limestone powder, fibers, air and water and is 100 percent recyclable . Fiber concrete plant pots are colored throughout, so chipping or staining is not an issue. They are also frost resistant, sturdy and durable . With concrete pots in shades of gray, city and country meet to create an exciting effect.

Models made of plastic (4) are available in a particularly wide range of colors and are characterized by their lightweight material - so the weight in them actually comes only from the plant. With an outdoor plastic flower pot, it is important that the plastic is suitable for outdoor use, as plastic can become porous and break when it freezes.

Planters made of textile or fabric (5) are the new trend. They are mostly made of 100% recyclable geotextile , are breathable, UV resistant and frost resistant . In addition, they have the advantage of being very light and easy to store without a plant .

Another material for design planters outside is metal (6) , which is extremely durable and dimensionally stable . However, metal planters should preferably not stand in the blazing sun, as they can heat up . Likewise, the plant should always be supplied with sufficient water. Here it is important to pay attention to holes in the ground, so that excess water can drain off and no waterlogging occurs. Alternatively, you can use saucers .

3. Outdoor design with planters

Whether planters that are tall, or planters that are tall - there are numerous extravagant planters that manage to set the scene for even plain grasses. Thus, in addition to balconies, terraces and gardens, house entrances, paths and gray walls of houses are upgraded and made inviting.

Outdoor design with planters

For even more tips and tricks on how to design small balconies , rooftop terraces and outdoor kitchens , check out our guide articles.

4. Conclusion - what you should consider when buying a planter

  • There is for every use the right planter . In addition to classic planters and planter boxes, which can be positioned anywhere, there are also special models for mounting on the windowsill or balcony.
  • While you can use any flower pot material indoors, a weather resistance and stability for outdoors are just as crucial as the possibility that rainwater can drain away.
  • From versatile plastic to trend-safe textile to classic ceramic or solid concrete and stone - the variety of materials for design planters at Connox is large and each has its own advantages. Natural wood or plain metal are also particularly popular.
  • With design planters you have numerous options to decorate not only balconies, terraces and gardens, but also house entrances, paths and gray house walls in style and give them a natural touch.
Gro planter from Kähler Design

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