Large pots are often preferred by landscapers and garden designers because of their many benefits. They are amazing at retaining moisture and protecting plants from extreme temperatures. They also re-create, as well as it is possible, the natural conditions of a generous soil. When grown in larger gardening pots, plants thrive with only minimal attention. However, the importance of design should not be overlooked. Here are some design ideas on how to use large commercial planters for commercial projects to achieve an outstanding effect.
Even a traditional garden can benefit from a little bit of extra punch. Designers who want to spruce up an existing garden that has simply become too dull over time, can add a few large planters to create contrast and a contemporary feel.
One trend that is now embraced by designers is represented by oversized, very tall planters. Even if the plant is less visible because of the height, the ensemble that can be created by limiting areas with the help of this type of planters is truly dramatic.
An entrance can be a pretty dull affair, but not if it is embellished by the presence of some majestic planters on each side. It is also recommended to improve the appearance of official buildings with the help of planters, to create a more welcoming feel for those visiting.
Varying Heights and Widths
Large containers do not necessarily have to be the same size and design throughout the garden. Actually, playing a bit with heights and widths can bring a beautiful, interesting effect to areas of interest. Also, varying the plants that are placed in different pots accentuates the effect.
Large planters may be made to stand out, but earthy tones are always winners. Pick a natural material, such as terracotta that comes in natural earthy tones, for a garden you want to be non-intrusive and peaceful.
If, on the contrary, you want a garden capable of standing out by being more colourful and fresh looking, painted glazed clay is a great idea. For commercial projects, especially, creating effects through the colour of pots and plants, can be very effective in drawing visitors’ attention.
Another design idea that is now very popular is choosing geometric containers for a contemporary, edgier look and feel. The plants that can be grown in such containers must be picked carefully, and less pretentious species are preferred. However, the dramatic effect that can be obtained, especially by placing them in places of interest, is one of a kind.
Playing with Colours
Painted containers have their strong appeal, but, if you are looking for a special effect, the best thing you can do is to couple them with plants that come in a contrasting colour. The groups created in this manner are bound to draw attention.
Romantic Effects with Round Planters
In case the contemporary look is not something you are after, a great alternative is to opt for round planters. These are very romantic and make for a fine addition for any garden.