Give Planters a Purpose!!!

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There are no rules set in stone when it comes to designing good-looking landscaping with plants. The most amazing outdoor spaces are created using imagination, not just following a set of rules. It’s what’s different that captures attention, not what looks the same as everything else. That doesn’t mean there are no rules when it comes to adding planters to your landscaping. It’s hard to go wrong with great looking planters full of blooming flowers. Still, things can start to look awkward if you don’t follow a few key landscape design rules. Pairing the basics with your own creativity and eye for design will help your potted plants fit in with the rest of your landscape.

Planters that serve a purpose help ensure that your planters don’t look awkward or out of place. A walkway or set of stairs is a great way to utilize potted plants so that they serve a purpose and look great. You can frame stairs with planters on either side. Even flat paths can be accented with planters, as this can create the border you need to break up landscaping appropriately. Parallel rows of potted plants make a scenic walkway and can include different types of flowers, including various sized planters. Just make sure there is some sort of pattern to ensure it flows well. When arranging potted plants on stairs you can use even more diversity because the stairs help hold it all together.

When planning an entire landscaping project, the little details often get lost in the rush to make everything look good. Every corner of your garden can tell a different tale, in other words, you can spread miniature themes throughout for a look that still comes together. Use a porch or shady corner to add a table of potted plants, all of which grow different spices. Or, create a cluster of cactus plants potted in diverse pots. Just because you have a small section of spices or cactus plants doesn’t mean you have to add them throughout the rest of your landscaping. Instead, little details can be exclusive and offer a great conversation piece. So long as one space is not overstated, the rest of your landscaping should retain a cohesive appearance.

Using environmentally friendly hardscapes, non-toxic preservatives, stains, paints, and cleaners is another way you can protect your natural resources, such as FRP. Also, consider reusing construction materials; before demolition starts consider what materials you might be able to reuse, repurpose, or incorporate into your new landscape design.

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