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Furnishing your garden and your balconies is an action that must be carried out very carefully, because even the external spaces of the house must be treated in detail in order to be in harmony with the rest of the home furnishings. In this regard, it is good practice to install outdoor flower boxes to keep the flowers in order, but they also serve as furnishing accessories suitable for enhancing the aesthetic appearance of the house; outdoor planters can be placed both on terraces and in your garden and can contain several plants at the same time inside them.
MODELS AND MATERIALS USED TO BUILD OUTDOOR FLOWER PLANTS
Many models are available for outdoor planters, in order to allow customers to choose the model that best suits their needs and tastes; the planters with grid are very used, useful to contain climbing plants that, besides being very suggestive, are also very elegant. These outdoor planters with grid are also used in public places as artificial screens. Another type of outdoor planters is represented by the suspended planters, which are suspended through a very fine and elegant chain; this type of planters is suitable for containing small and medium-sized plants. Finally, there are the classic, rectangular planters, which are suitable for containing a greater number of plants, which make it possible to better enhance the aesthetic aspect of the house. There are also many materials used to build outdoor planters, such as wood, PVC, cement, terracotta and natural fibers.
CHARACTERISTICS AND ADVANTAGES OF WOOD
Wood is one of the most used materials for outdoor flower boxes, since it contains an intrinsic elegance that allows it to adapt to any type of architectural style and decor; furthermore the wood can be decorated with inlays and motifs of various kinds which give the outdoor planters greater elegance. The wood used for outdoor planters is solid wood, that is the wood that is taken directly from the trunk of the trees, to give greater strength and solidity to the planter and allow it to last longer; it is a 100% eco-sustainable material, in fact at the end of its life cycle it can be biologically degraded without causing any damage to the external environment. The wood needs constant maintenance in order to fully show off its elegance.
ADVANTAGES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF PVC
PVC is also widely used to make outdoor planters, because although it has been recently discovered, it has enjoyed considerable success in the window and door accessory market, thanks to its many advantages. First of all, it is a material suitable for outdoor environments because it can withstand the effects of atmospheric agents well and does not fear acids and humidity, in fact it is water repellent and fireproof; PVC molds perfectly according to personal needs, to guarantee perfect functionality and elegance. Despite being a petroleum derivative, PVC is not polluting, but allows it to be recycled and reused to create new objects. Being an insulating material, it allows the soil of the plants to always maintain the same temperature even in the case of strong temperature changes.
ADVANTAGES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CEMENT
Much used, especially for outdoor planters that are used in public places, is cement, the material most suited to withstand temperature fluctuations and attacks by atmospheric agents. Cement can be left in its original color, or be covered with other materials according to one's needs and personal tastes; its composition allows it to be immune to shocks and humidity, preserving its appearance for many years. Furthermore, concrete outdoor planters do not need maintenance.
ADVANTAGES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF TERRACOTTA
Terracotta is the most used material for outdoor planters, because it is a completely natural material and is not perceived as a stranger by the soil and the plant; moreover thanks to its porosity, the terracotta allows to absorb any excess water. Its reddish color is suitable for any type of architectural style and for any type of furniture; moreover it is a very resistant material and is used above all for classic outdoor flower boxes.
External planters: ADVANTAGES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF NATURAL FIBERS
Finally, natural fibers are configured as a material used above all to create suspended outdoor planters, because they serve to support small plants of low weight; natural fibers are very elegant and adapt to any type of furniture. They can also be disposed of without any type of environmental damage, because they are entirely produced with natural materials.