There are about as many ways to decorate around your home using flower beds and other decorating plans as there are types of flowers to plant. So when you are looking at a part of your yard that you expect to see get a lot of use, coming up with a decoration plan that can be adaptable to the seasons and compliments the traffic areas such as the porch or around a deck is important. Planters are one way to introduce another aspect of design to your exterior and to create a scheme that can grow and change with your color plans and with the seasons with very little additional work for you.
The new aspect that sturdy outdoor planters add is height. Whereas most of your planting occurs on a horizontal plane roughly parallel with the earth, by elevating some of your garden to a 3-4 foot height, you expand your range of expression and the options for decorating tremendously.
Outdoor planters not only are tremendously sturdy installations but you can add as many as you wish and they only help an existing decorating scheme for your yard. It is important that when you buy or make an outdoor planter that you use a very hardy material. That is why concrete is often the building material of choice because it not only will stand up against every conceivable type of weather, you can get a planter made of concrete in a lot of styles and colors.
The economy of buying planters constructed out of concrete makes them attractive because for a relatively small cost, you can virtually overhaul the look of your exterior decorating. The biggest issue to think about when bringing in several planters like this is the weight in transportation. A planter that stands 4 foot high and that has a large planting area could be so heavy that you would really need a flatbed truck and some moving equipment to put them in place.
So put some thought into how many planters you want and where you want them because once you set them in a spot on your porches or patios, they really are not going anywhere, especially when you fill them with soil to plant your flowers. Of course, that immovability is also one of the selling points about this kind of planter as well.
Once you have planters everywhere you want them, you will have expanded your decorative gardening potential tremendously. Not only can you plan entirely new decorations schemes around these unique outdoor units, you can tend to them in relative each because you won't have to bend down for routine maintenance. And once you have them growing flowers that are bursting with color all around your house, the extra effort to put them in place will pay over, over and over every year.