Your choice of planters makes all the difference in your home or garden space. With the right planter, you can add some beauty, function, and style to any outdoor location or indoor room that you have. Planters make the perfect accent or focal point to your garden, porch, patio, or any room for that matter. The secret all lies to you finding the perfect planter, the kind that is durable but still reflects your surroundings as well as your own personality.

Planters come in different sizes, shapes, materials, designs, and prices. For sure, there will be some that will fit your personal preferences perfectly. In the current market, having these many choices also means having a hard time deciding which one you should get. Below are some helpful tips in choosing the right planter for you that will be pleasing to your eyes in the many years to come.

Here are some the things hat you have to consider before buying any planter:
• Shape, size, style, finish, color, and texture
• Location (extreme weather, sun, shade)
• Self-watering and/or drainage hole options
• Maneuverability
• Decorative/artistic impact
• Longevity and durability
• Materials (know the pros and cons of different planter materials like terracotta, clay, metal, concrete, resin, wood, fiberglass, and more)
• Storage concerns
• Reflect the personality of your home and surroundings as well as your own

If you are going to buy planters, you can start buying a matching set of planters in different sizes that range from three to seven pieces. Placing five containers in a patio corner will add more definition to your entertainment space. Having a planter set display will help you create some privacy in any room while making sure that your entire outdoor living area is well tied. Do not be scare of using vivid and bright containers like reds, oranges, and iridescent blues. These colors help to brighten up any outdoor space you have.

Combining different plants can also be a good idea when doing container gardening. You can try to mix and match different plants in one container such as perennials, annuals, tropicals, vines, shrubs, vegetables, and trees. Before planting them together, make sure to arrange them in and around your container while they are still in their small pots so you can see how they fair well. A pro tip is to have the tallest foliage plant that is upright planted in the center. What follows will be the more compact and shorter flowering plants to the side of your center plant just near the edge of your planter. Do not forget to leave just enough space between these plants as they grow. Furthermore, make sure that plants with semi-trailing or trailing growth habits will be placed around the outer edges of your planters. This leaves enough space for them to be trailing and spreading adequately.

Just remember to remove new plants carefully from their nursery pots. Avoid removing them by pulling their tender stems. Before you spread them out in your planters, make sure to gently untangle or loosen the bottom inch of the roots of each plant. This will ensure that your young plants will have a better start. To ensure that the soil will cover the roots of each plant, you can add some additional potting mix. Once you are done planting, make sure that the soil is an inch below the container’s rim.

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