Containers are an invaluable component for decorating and adding to the style of your outside space. They can make a strong statement with shape and color or they can punctuate a garden as the centerpiece.
When selecting planters for a container garden you’ll want to pick something that suits your taste, allows for proper drainage and is an appropriate size and weight for where you plan to place it. Garden pots come in a wide variety of materials and styles, so you’ll definitely find something you like.
Sheldon Landscape is a landscape contractor who provides landscape design, landscape installation, and landscape services for clients in Lake Geneva, WI, and surrounding communities including Delavan Lake, Fontana, and Williams Bay, WI.
The utilization of landscape pots and landscape containers plays a role in the history of landscape architecture, and it continues been seen in many designs today. What may come off as a common and banal subject, landscape containers have the potential to provide aesthetic beauty and substantial benefits to the landscape as well as the buyer.
The design principles for Landscape Containers are similar to other landscape planting design paradigms. Think in layers in order to create varied interest and character. Use the tallest plant material in the middle if the pot is viewed from all sides or the back if it is viewed only from one side.
Seek out containers to complement the theme, and add interesting objects like shells, pebbles, old garden tools or weathered empty pots to make a living still life. Tone down cheap orange terra-cotta pots by rubbing them with damp soil. With cast concrete pots, brush on a good coating of yogurt—it is said to encourage moss.