The benefits of steel planters compared to other materials
What to choose?
When it comes to choosing planters, there are many different materials to choose from, such as wood, plastic, concrete, corten steel, and galvanized steel. While each material has its advantages and disadvantages, steel planters are a popular choice among many gardeners and homeowners. Here are some of the benefits of choosing steel planters over other materials:Durability:
Steel planters are known for their durability and strength. They can withstand the elements and are less likely to break down over time than some other materials like wood or plastic. Therefore, steel planters are a good choice if you want a planter that will last for many years to come.
Steel planters are easy to maintain and clean. They are resistant to moisture and pests, making them less likely to attract pests or rot over time. Cleaning a steel planter is also easy and only requires a cloth and some water to remove any dirt and dust.
Stylish Design: Steel planters have a modern and elegant design that fits well with many different types of decor and outdoor spaces. They come in various sizes and colors and can be customized to meet your specific needs and desires.
Environmentally friendly choice:
Steel planters are an environmentally friendly choice as they are recyclable and can be reused after their lifespan. They are also a more sustainable solution than some other materials as they can withstand the elements for a longer period of time, reducing the need for frequent replacements.
You can grow and plant all kinds of vegetables and plants in our planters.
Galvanized steel and corten steel are generally not harmful to plants as they are corrosion-resistant materials that do not release harmful chemicals or metals. However, if you are unsure, we recommend lining the planter with plastic film, foam, insulation mat, or similar materials. This will also insulate the soil from the sides of the planter and extend its lifespan.
It is important to check the soil's pH value and add soil improving materials if necessary, as steel can tend to lower the soil's pH value.
If you're looking for a planter that will last for many years and require minimal maintenance, steel planters are a good choice.
How to clean and maintain your planters.
Steel planters are a great way to add style and functionality to any garden or outdoor space. Steel planters are known for their durability and resistance to weather and pests. However, to maintain their appearance and functionality, some maintenance may be required in the form of cleaning and replacing soil.
Here are some tips on how to clean and maintain your steel planters:Cleaning: Steel planters are resistant to weather and pests, but they can still attract dirt, dust, and stains over time. You can clean your galvanized steel planters with a soft brush and mild soapy water. Avoid using harsh cleaning agents or abrasive powders as these can scratch or damage the surface of your steel planter.
There may be imprints on the galvanized surface or on corten steel from birds, dogs or marks from fertilizer - if it's not organic fertilizer that's being used. If soil, sand, and debris have settled on the surface of galvanized planters, it may be a good idea to clean the dirty plates, as there is a greater risk of white rust in dirty areas.
Checking drainage holes (when purchasing a bottom plate) and replacing soil:
Make sure to keep the drainage holes at the bottom of your steel planter free from dirt and blockages. This will help ensure that excess water can drain from the planter, and your plants will thrive better. The soil becomes more and more compact if it has been standing for several years, so it is advisable to "lift" / turn the soil around a bit and make sure to add soil so that the cross braces are completely covered.
Storage: If you plan to store your steel planters for an extended period, make sure to store them in a dry place. If you store your steel planters outdoors, protect them from the elements with a blanket or cover.
Insulation mats or foam are a brilliant solution when you want to reduce evaporation from your bed while protecting your plants from direct heat. It can also help protect your delicate plants from frost. If you are planting in a planter, you can line it with foam as it insulates against both high and low temperatures and protects the plant's roots. Another advantage of using foam is that it protects the planter from soil acidity from the inside.
Steel planters are a fantastic addition to any garden or outdoor space, but to maintain their beauty and functionality, it's a good idea to maintain and clean them once a year.
Follow these simple steps, and your steel planters will remain beautiful and functional for many years to come.