Cement, together with stone, is one of the materials considered most resistant to the external environment, and has been used for making planters for many years. The cement is able to take the shape depending on the mold used. In this way there is no limitation to the size and shape. Cement can be left in its natural or coated composition, to give it a more pleasing aesthetic appearance. The classic gray color makes the concrete planter particularly suitable for those rather minimalist gardens, where you want to avoid adding elements and furnishing accessories that are too showy and with bright colors. The cement has a more subtle processing than the stone, the planter can be purchased in its natural state and subsequently decorated according to the customer's taste. The choice must be dictated by a personal need, based on which it is preferred to another material. As well as the stone planter, it too is quite heavy and in any case, it can always be painted.
There are two different versions of concrete planters: with the support base directly on the ground or with feet that keep it raised to allow water to drain. Unlike other models of planters, those in concrete put the earth in close contact with the material itself, but there is no need to worry because it is considered suitable for normal plant development. As mentioned before, the outside of the planter can also be decorated with stones, everyone can give free rein to their creativity to create concrete planters unique and personalized. Cement is a material that is resistant to temperature fluctuations, and fears snow and frost.
Realization and uses
To make a planter, the cast is filled with cement, and some time must pass before the planter can be used. Cement does not darken with the passage of time and the action of rainwater does not damage it, as happens in the case of stone planters. There concrete planter it can be placed in an area of the garden to create a sort of partition, also because in the open spaces it is difficult to find an alternative solution to that of the planters to divide the various zones: it is not possible in fact to use a fixed structure because it would prevent the passage of the air and the view of the surrounding landscape. The planter, on the other hand, is able to trace a perimeter without making the space too suffocating, the one in cement, then, is the one that best manages to meet this need. Combining more planters side by side, of the same model, a real continuous line is created to be used as a divider.
Forms and customization
Inside the concrete planter any type of plant or flower can be placed, and its size must be proportional to what is planted. Regarding this, this type of planter offers different solutions, because it allows to find small or large models, round, square or rectangular, in the classic or worked version. Before choosing this type of planters it is necessary to know that this one has a considerable weight even when empty, and even more after it has been filled with soil and with the plant. The concrete, being materially very robust, allows the planter to have an unlimited duration in time, and this makes it possible to store it even during periods of inactivity. Leaving the empty cement planter outside means finding it filled with rainwater, and this can create problems in the long run, so it should be at least turned over to prevent water from entering. The concrete planter, when emptied, must be cleaned inside every trace of earth.
Concrete planters: timeless furnishing accessory
The effect that this type of planter can also recreate as a piece of furniture in the garden depends very much on the size of the planter itself and on its processing. However, it is a rather classic, timeless planter that will bring a touch of class to any garden without being overly conspicuous. Each can then decide in which place it is best to place it based also on the size of the garden itself. Before deciding to furnish the garden with concrete planters It is always good to inquire about its specific characteristics and to realize if it can be the best solution or not.