Large granite planters from IOTA are the workhorses of the public and municipal landscape world. Made from quarried natural granite stone and assembled with techniques associated with long-lasting strength and durability. All granite planters are inherently the most durable of any hardscape material, but assembly of the final product does make a difference.
IOTA Granite Planters
Granite planters from IOTA are naturally durable because of their construction materials. The assembly process of IOTA planters yields additional benefits too. All extra large IOTA granite planters have walls at least 17mm thick, for extra strength.
Some granite planters are available with wheels, for easier moving. Corner joints are mitered for extra bonding and strength and joints are sealed to prevent water from getting into the pots. Repeated freezing and thawing is the most detrimental natural force on these pots. Adhesives created specifically for stone hold pieces together, and larger pots have additional bonded supports, internally.
IOTA granite planters also have drainage holes and raised bases, which are essential for plant health. The holes can be sealed for indoor use if drip trays don’t fit the aesthetic of the design.
Granite Planters for Large Commercial and Municipal Areas
When specifying large planters for commercial and municipal areas, certain factors are of paramount importance:
- Resistance to wear
- Maintenance requirements
- Anti-theft properties
In almost every case, granite is an excellent choice for a long-lasting and durable container material. While some containers made from composite materials will show wear and tear over time, or easily show scratches, the natural variation in both the charcoal and light gray granite stones means that light damage is virtually invisible.
As one of the harder natural stones used to create large planting containers, granite is both heavy, and resistant to breakage, making it ideal for using as barriers or traffic control. Nobody, without a crane or a forklift will be able to move the container (especially once planted), making it naturally theft-resistant.
For a sophisticated look with durable construction, granite is the planting container material of choice for most landscape designers specifying containers for commercial use.
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