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With the sun starting to shine and the weather getting warmer, that can only mean one thing: Patio season is upon us! It’s time to prep your outdoor space for a summer of fun and relaxation for you and your loved ones to enjoy all season long.
Aside from selecting the perfect patio furniture, there are other steps to take when creating your outdoor oasis. Using greenery is a great way to brighten up any patio and adding planters helps to accentuate an outdoor setting. Finding the right planter for your plants is essential to help them thrive, and an easy way to incorporate style and décor. For those with smaller outdoor spaces like patios or balconies, planters are a great way to bring nature into your space where it might otherwise be lacking.
Don’t underestimate the power of using greenery to decorate. Flowers offer the opportunity to add bright pops of colour while also benefiting the environment by creating an oasis for wildflowers and the species that depend on them. Finding the right planter can also provide you with the space to plant your own herbs and vegetables, helping minimize your carbon footprint and creating a fun summer hobby.
Here are some key things to keep in mind when planning to add garden planters to your balcony or patio:
Before selecting a garden planter, think about the size of the plant you want to grow and how much space it will need. A good rule of thumb is to choose a planter larger than the plant, so it has enough room to grow. Consider the size of the plant’s roots, as they will require a similar amount of space to grow as the plant above ground.
Square garden planters, like BLOMMOR and MARGIE, allow you to arrange your pots neatly. You can use them to line a pathway or to mark a specific area on your patio or near an entrance. Square garden planters can be placed side by side, which makes it easier to water the plants without spilling.
The material is crucial when it comes to the weight of the planter. Do you plan to move the planters around on your patio or balcony? In that case, look for planters that are made of a lightweight material, such as wicker or plastic, like the MELINA planters.
If it is windy where you live, or if you have children that play on the patio or balcony, consider some heavier garden planters that are harder to knock over. Wooden planters, like our MYRHAUK planter box, are sturdy and stable.
Tall planters can be easier to water and can work as “room dividers”, separating a lounge area from a dining area or a play area. Our TRANA polyrattan planters are perfect for creating a cozy nook, sheltering you from the wind, and creating the perfect spot to lounge with a good book.
Finally, the style of your garden planter should complement the rest of your outdoor decor. Mixing and matching different styles of planters can add depth and vibrancy to your space. Remember, your plants and planters are the finishing touches that make your balcony or patio look complete. The WHISKEY barrel planter adds a rustic charm, while the STOKKAND gives a more sleek and modern approach.
Get growing this season with the help of JYSK Canada. Shop all our outdoor planters and garden pots at great prices and find your perfect match, in-store or online today!