Types Of Pots For Your Garden Or Patio

Garden pots are containers which are used to grow plants to a certain point, just as if they were on the lawn. The good thing is that they are very versatile and you can transport the terracotta garden pots to porches, balconies and even windowsills.

Plastic garden pots or other materials need to be placed where you want the plant to be and properly filled to do their job. In addition to holding flowers, many people use resin garden pots to decorate your house.

The garden pots are on sale with different prices depending on the building material . Wood, stone and plastic are just some of the models available on the market. Wood never goes out of style as it adapts to any style, although it is not as weather resistant as other vases.

Stone, on the other hand, is heavy and less spacious. Plastic is a solution for everyone: even large garden pots made of this material are cheap.

Outdoor pots are used as planters or for other types of plants. The advantage of these containers is that all the nutrients stay concentrated inside and the plants thrive. Besides, garden pots they can be transported from one place to another: in winter, for example, it is better to place the plants in an area more sheltered from the cold.

For this reason it is necessary to opt for light pots. And we must not overlook the fact that they must be resistant enough to last over time, especially in the face of outside temperatures.

Generally, outdoor planters, if they are of good quality, are equipped with Holes to evacuate the water and preserve the health of the plants.

Choosing modern pots may seem simple, but there are several factors to consider. No shade at all, aesthetic plays a fundamental role because, being ornamental, it is good to choose resin vases that are beautiful to look at to highlight the contents. Second, the material should be taken into account as each has different characteristics and largely determines the weight of outdoor pots.


How to choose a pot by looking at its materials?

Clay pot:

Terracotta pots are a great option as they help disperse moisture and prevent water from pooling at the bottom of the pots. . On the market there are many models of this material, in different styles for every taste. The only flaw is that, precisely because they are permeable, they cannot retain water for long. Therefore, the soil in clay pots should be watered frequently. Also watch out for mold and moss and clean them regularly. Our favorites for quality, price and design are undoubtedly those of Alfareros de Juana Trigo.

balcony pots

Plastic jars:

the plastic jars they are very light and it is difficult for them to break, unlike the previous ones. Not to mention that they are the cheapest. The disadvantage is that it is not a breathable material, so it is better not to water the floor of balcony pots made of this material often, otherwise there is a risk that the plants will die. Choose them if you want to save money and if the aesthetic aspect is not of particular interest to you.

Resin pots:

the resin jars these are the modern ones par excellence, in which it is better to put tall plants or bamboo. As with plastic, it is necessary to assess whether the contents are suitable for this solution, since outdoor resin pots are less breathable than other materials.

Concrete pots:

Concrete pots for exteriors, they are generally not small in size. The positive side of this material is that moisture manages to evaporate. It is the perfect home for medium to large sized shrubs and trees as they can support their weight. They are widely used on balconies, to create paths in the garden or to beautify the space. The disadvantage is undoubtedly the weight of these outdoor pots, which makes them difficult to move. Buy them if you know you won’t be moving them often.

Terracotta pot

What else should we look for when buying a jar

  • dimensions : a pot that is too small risks not meeting the needs of the plant for the following vegetative cycles. On the contrary, in a pot that is too big, water stagnation can occur, which favors the formation of mold and makes the plant more vulnerable to attacks by parasites. As for the depth, it should never be less than 25 centimeters. For plants that need deep root development, the pot should be at least 14 inches deep. For large shrubs and small trees, a 60 cm to 1 m deep container is necessary.
  • way : can be square, rectangular, round, conical or bowl. Indoor corner planters and outdoor planters with side pockets are also available. The shape must be chosen taking into account the aesthetics and taking into account the position and the available space. For example, rectangular pots offer a space-saving solution, while round pots are more aesthetic, but do not lend themselves to optimal use of space.
  • color and decoration : aesthetics play a fundamental role, especially in the choice of pots for indoor plants. Remember, however, that dark shades tend to absorb heat and overheat the roots, while light shades help maintain a lower temperature.
  • accessories : like saucers and potholders. They are accessories that combine aesthetics and functionality: on the one hand, they complete the vase and, on the other hand, they allow the plants to live in the best conditions.

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