Deck Planters For Creating Flowered Beauty In Outdoor Living

Daisy Ratnasari

Bucking the “composite” trend where outdoor decks use synthetic material tread stock, glass deck railing and solar deck lighting, decorative deck planters give 3-season cultivated growing of flowers, herbs or other plants for easy back door access and everyday enjoyment.

What’s The Right Look? Choices Galore. Deck boxes run the gamut of shapes… colors… patterns… materials options… and sizes. Cast aluminum urns with full fluted decorative panels compete with intricately molded concrete… copper… ceramic terra cotta planters in every imaginable shape, size and color. Positioning? Larger deck planters, perfect for flowers, herbs, even small trees have just the right mass to stay put, or smaller deck planters can be screwed into your deck for a semi-permanent fit. Alternatively, deck railing planter designs are sized to complement typical 4in. to 6 in. deck railing systems. Fitments and installation? Easy, with spacer and tensioning hardware.

Self Watering Planter. Trying to keep up with a plant’s thirst needs is no longer a chore or a mystery. New generation self watering planter designs “draw” water from the water reservoir along soil tubes to directly replenish the water needs of plant roots. Keep the water reservoir full… walk away… and your self watering planter does all the “heavy lifting”.

Deck Railing Planters. Getting flowers and other plants off the deck and into better sight line… plus creating a more dynamic design “finish” to your outdoor deck is simple, using latest best-of-breed deck rail planter designs. Installation of most deck railing planters is simple… spacers and toe-anchor locking mechanisms are one of many straight-forward techniques to safely secure your planter box. Materials? Wood… ceramic and terra cotta planters… vinyl… composite… concrete planter designs… even copper planter designs along with cast aluminum planters.

Classic Urn Planter. Classic clay pot planters, shaped in the Grecian urn design tradition, extend their popularity into their 4th millennium. Wide base with hourglass sensuous shaping, along with fluted decorative panels, urn planters offer the best in elegant looks and ease-of-positioning anywhere on your deck. Traditionally shaped urn terra cotta planters recreate the look and ambience of ancient Mediterranean culture. Soft rusted-earth color tones or hard-glazed bold patterned urn planters are offered in heights over 36 inches.

Design Tips For Watering And Care. Varieties on the self watering planter include individual watering balls, suspended on a shaft that you insert into the planter box soil. Result? Your deck planter box waters itself! The natural “drawing” action of the plants will pull the water into the plant’s root system.

Learn More About Deck Planter Boxes, Self Watering, Deck Railing Planters And More To Enhance Outside Living.

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