Select The Perfect Planters For Your Vancouver Home
When your interior design is feeling lifeless or your yard is in desperate need of revitalizing, adding a few plants can dramatically improve the aesthetic appeal of your home.
Choosing a planter may sound like an easy job, but there's more to it than just picking one that fits your style. The wrong planter can overwhelm your yard, hinder the growth of your plants, or even cause damage to your home.
But with a few simple guidelines, you'll make it far easier to choose the right planters for your needs at the best prices in Vancouver.
Decide where in your home that your planter will go. This will affect the size of planter you'll want to choose, and where is the safest place to put it. Avoid placing planters on the steps or near the door if you don't have the space for visitors to pass safely.
Types of Plants
Decide on what types of plants you're looking to grow, whether those plants will grow well in the Vancouver climate or in the amount of light your home's interior has to offer, and make note of this information so you can use it in the planter selection process.
Take a look at the locations you wish to place plants, and assess how much space you have to devote to planters, without overwhelming the area. You want plenty of impact without creating visual clutter.
Choose the right sized container for the number and type of plant you have. If you choose a container that will crowd the number of plants you want, or if it's too small for your plant when it reaches full size, the plant's roots won't get enough aeration and the plants may start to wilt.
Be sure to place your plants far enough apart in the container so that the roots can spread and your plants can flourish.
Your planters should have good drainage holes to allow excess water to drain away from the roots, leaving behind well-hydrated soil that still has good aeration for healthy root growth. This avoids the potential for waterlogged roots that can rot or cause plant wilt.
Ensure a healthy soil ecosystem by choosing a planter made of breathable materials like wood, which allow ideal drainage and soil breathability.
Weight of Planters
If you need planters that are mobile or if you're placing planters on decks or balconies, be sure to choose lightweight planters so that you don't exceed the weight capacity of the structure. Take into consideration not only the planter weight, but also the weight of the soil, the plants, and the full water capacity of a rain-soaked container.
For safety, you should also make sure the balcony or deck is in good repair, and only use the number of planters that the structure can safely withstand. This way, you can rest assured that your planters won't cause damage to your home.
Using these guidelines you'll make an informed purchasing decision, and select the right planters that not only fit into your Vancouver home's style, but is also practical and functional, providing the best environment for healthy, gorgeous plants.