Wooden planters for outside
Wood is a natural material that is indispensable for garden design. The warm wood colour radiates warmth and cosiness.
But it is not only garden furniture, arbours and carports that are made from this sought-after natural product. Wood is also very popular for planters.
This is actually quite obvious. Plants as a product of nature are shown to their best advantage in a natural product such as a wooden planter. The green of the plants and the warm, brown natural colour of a wooden planter harmonise excellently with each other.
The distinctive, fascinating grains of the various types of wood make wooden products lively and unique. An outdoor wooden planter will always attract admiring glances with its natural flair.
Garden furniture, wooden planters, wooden patio: all this makes for a harmonious overall picture that makes the hearts - especially of nature lovers - beat faster.
With wooden planters, you can give your garden a rustic look. But you can also give your green living room a modern and elegant touch with stylish planters made of fine wood - e.g. with a teak planter.
fleur ami has interesting solutions for you in this latter area. Let yourself be inspired in the fleur ami online shop.
Wooden planters winterproof
No matter whether your wooden planter is round, high, square or rectangular - the beautiful, natural material turns your planters into decorative eye-catchers. To maintain the chic look of your planters for a long time, you should check in good time whether your planters are winterproof.
Hardwoods such as acacia and teak are particularly weather-resistant. Even without special care, wooden planters made from these types of wood defy even adverse weather conditions and can be left outside all year round without hesitation.
Softer wood, on the other hand, reacts much more sensitively to moisture and frost. However, pre-treatment in the form of pressure impregnation or regular protective coatings will make your favourite piece much more resistant and increase its lifespan considerably.
If in doubt, it is better to play it safe. If you have the possibility to store your planters during the winter without any problems, you should do so. However, make sure that the winter storage is dry, cool and well ventilated.
Tall wooden planters as privacy screens
No matter how nice your neighbour may be... Especially those who have terraced gardens close to each other would like to enjoy their terrace undisturbed and without direct eye contact with the neighbour.
Of course, you can plant a hedge as a privacy screen. However, a partition made of decorative planters is more beautiful and flexible.
Choose attractive wooden planters - rectangular, narrow and tall - place them next to each other at the property boundary and plant the tall planters individually and according to need.
Planter boxes with a stainless steel frame are particularly elegant. The privacy screen, which is intended to intercept the neighbour's glances, thus becomes a noble eye-catcher in your garden.
Wooden planters are often used as room dividers, and room dividers play a particularly important role in outdoor dining areas.
Planter boxes can be used to separate areas from one another and create cosy niches. Elements that can be moved on castors and used flexibly are particularly practical here.
Green, decorative partitions can also provide more structure in large private gardens. Functionality can thus be combined with visually appealing design.
Wooden planters on castors
A round or square, beautifully planted wooden planter looks very good as an eye-catcher in a corner of the patio. However, if you ever need or want to move this XXL wooden planter to one side, you will find that this is hardly possible.
You can have it easier. A set of castors, concealed under the planter, makes moving large planters child's play. If the planter is not already equipped with castors as standard, you can purchase a castor base as a useful extra accessory.
Even oversized planters can then be rearranged again and again without any effort to set new accents. No lifting and no lumbago - this makes garden design fun!
Planters as raised beds
A raised bed has many positive features. It sets accents in the garden or on the balcony, it can be planted comfortably in an upright position and it offers the plants optimal growing conditions.
The big advantage is that a raised bed requires relatively little space and can be placed almost anywhere. Even city dwellers can fulfil their wish of having their own herb or vegetable bed with a raised bed on the balcony. However, the statics on the balcony must be right!
Raised beds are popular design elements in the garden. They can act as privacy screens, demarcate areas or simply serve as decorative eye-catchers.
The elegant high teak planters in combination with stainless steel frames from fleur ami are absolute eye-catchers. Matching fibreglass inserts facilitate planting and also make the containers leak-proof.
You can therefore plant your tall wooden planter without any problems. Whether you choose colourful flowers, fresh herbs or attractive green plants - there is a place for everything in the raised bed.
Which wood for planters?
Which type of wood is ultimately preferred depends on taste, the type of use and also the available budget. Generally speaking, softer types of wood such as pine and spruce are more sensitive than harder types of wood.
Those who opt for planters made of softer types of wood must weatherproof the planters with an oil treatment or with paints. Some people combine the necessary with the pleasant. If there is a desire for change, the planter is simply sanded down and repainted white, neutral or coloured.
If you choose teak as the material for your planters, you don't have to worry so much about weather resistance and care. Teak is an extremely robust wood that is resistant to moisture and also frost.
fleur ami offers you high-quality teak planters in natural brown or in a grey vintage look. The noble wood grain and the modern shapes of the offered planters give your garden that certain something.
Caring for planters properly
Planters made of soft wood require much more care than planters made of hardwood, such as teak. It should go without saying that all planters - no matter what material they are made of - should be regularly cleaned of dirt with a hand brush or brush.
Planters made of pine and comparable types of wood also need a new coat of paint at regular intervals. Untreated wood is very sensitive and could be damaged by permanent moisture.
Teak pots, on the other hand, only need to be oiled every one or two years if you don't like the grey patina that forms over time. But this is more of a visual problem.