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5 Types of Deck or Patio Planters & How to Use Them


Plants and flowers are a great way to spruce up your deck or patio and add some color. But choosing the right type of planter doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Here are five different kinds of planters that are great for your deck and how you can use them.

1. Wooden Planter Boxes

These planter boxes have a great natural look to complement the look of your deck and can be used for any type of plant. They can look sleek and classy with colorful flowers or succulents, or you can use them more practically for garden plants, vegetables, or herbs. 

There are also many different kinds of wooden planters, so you can find some that are raised that may be better for vegetables or some that sit directly on your deck.

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2. Terracotta Plant Containers & Pots

Terracotta pots have been around for thousands of years and are made of hardened clay. They make an effective material for holding plants because they are sturdy, can hold up to weather, and are actually porous, which allows excess water to escape. They are great for any type of plant.

Terracotta pots come in a variety of sizes and can get large enough to hold small trees. These pots can get heavy, however, so be careful when handling them.

3. Over-the-Rail Planters

These types of planters are great for small spaces because they hang on the outside of the deck, so they don’t take up any floor space. They usually aren’t very big but are great for displaying flowers and other decorative plants, as well as adding some color to your deck.

4. Plastic Planters

If you aren’t looking for anything fancy, cheap plastic planters can be found at most hardware stores. They are generally lightweight and come in just about any size. If you are just looking for a budget-friendly way to display your plants, plastic planters are perfect.

Remember that since they are plastic, they are often less durable and may not hold up in stormy or windy weather. An easy fix is to bring your plant inside when the weather is bad.

5. Vertical Gardening Bed Stand

A vertical gardening bed is another space-saving method because the plants are stacked on top of one another rather than taking up floor space on the deck. There are many different kinds of vertical planters you can buy, from ones that look like a tower of planters, to others that are simply leaning trellises with planter boxes.

Vertical planters are an effective way to manage many plants in a small area. They can even be used for vegetable plants and plants that vine.

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