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Garden friendly wooden planters are one of the most versatile containers for their functionality as well as aesthetics. Redwood or cedar wooden planter boxes can provide years of enjoyment due to the trees' characteristics. Redwood is naturally rot resistant so there is no need for lining it, but it can be sealed to preserve a fresh cut color. Exposure turns the wood various shades of ash gray, but it will remain without decay. Cedar will rot eventually, but it takes many years of direct exposure. It, too, will change to a driftwood color so a sealer may be needed to preserve its gold and red hues. They are both very attractive, durable materials for wooden planters to be made from.
Other alternatives to wooden planter boxes are made from synthetic products, but they don't have the earth friendly qualities as their counterparts. Wooden planters
come in a myriad of sizes, shapes, and colors. Simplicity of style may be what pops one or more into a patio setting or small, wooden planters may be set on a porch for snipped garden herbs and lovely fragrance.
Weeding is minimal with raised wooden planters since trailing roots are not so often a problem. Roots don't have a chance to naturally spread before they are plucked from the soil. This is great for any gardener. Whether it's necessary to raise them slightly or a few feet it can bring back enjoyment for those who love to grow their own produce or flowers.
There are different sized trellises that can be added with wooden planters
. Some may be adhered to a solid structure nearby or attached to the planter itself either on an edge or in the middle in the case of a double sided planting. Viney plants are easier to control planted in this way whether an unkempt or manicured style is desired.
Wooden planter boxes made of less durable material like pine can be painted for more moisture resistance or lined for durability. One of the great things about using something like birch or pine is for design. These can be cut with decorative edges or plain wooden planters can have molding added for trim. Contrasting colors make a focal point drawing the eye or similarities can bring cohesion to surroundings. Likewise the color of the planter can enhance the plants placed in them, blending or contrasting.
But wooden planter boxes don't have to be used just for live plants. There are many realistic looking varieties of silk plants for those that want a fuss free plant scheme. Use one to coil your garden hose in or put your tools away in a handy spot. A hole drilled in the side and addition of lamp works can create a base for light. Turn wooden planter boxes over and add another for plantings on top for a mirrored effect.
Equally important is the fact that many producers are using trees from their own reforested, sustainable properties. What gardener doesn't want to help preserve plants?