Materials are an Important Factor in Choosing Outdoor Planters
The styles of outdoor planters vary and may also depend on the materials used. In fact, the material used will probably be one of the most important factors when making your decision.
For a modern design, you look to fiberglass planter boxes. The smooth surface and clean lines works well with modern decor, and the possibilities are endless.
Stainless steel and composite materials can also come in designs that are more contemporary. PVC garden boxes would work great in most commercial settings, as they would require almost no maintenance.
While there are many contemporary designs with fiberglass, it can also be used to imitate the look of concrete or cast stone, with a final product that is much lighter than the real thing. This is actually one of the more popular uses for fiberglass.
For a rustic area or a more natural look, start looking over large wooden planters. They come in a variety of finishes and are made from different types of wood; though, cedar is the most commonly used species, as it is naturally resistant to rot and insects. There are also fiberglass planter boxes that have a finish that is used to resemble wood, but will never deteriorate.
Always look at the dimensions of a product before purchasing. You may even need to measure the area where you plan on placing your outdoor planters. Many are available in custom sizes and made to order.