Galvanized steel is a popular choice for planters and raised garden beds.
Galvanization is a known treatment of steel where a zinc coating makes the metal extra durable and maintenance-free. All byJEMA galva products are made of hot-dip galvanized sheet metal that is cut by laser, bent, and bolted together.
Since the hot-dip galvanized surface is broken during laser cutting, there may be a form of rust formation at the joints. One could say that about 1/3 of the galvanization is "pulled" through the cut, leaving about 2/3 of exposed steel. This cut will over time develop a form of corrosion and become darker in color than the rest of the plate parts. Similarly, the galvanized surface changes color over time from a shiny surface to a more matte surface. All byJEMA products, planters, and steel benches are designed with these cuts in mind.
Planters and raised garden beds from byJEMA are made of galvanized steel and are designed with an elegant and timeless style. They are robust and can withstand the harsh weather conditions often found in the Nordic climate. They are also easy to maintain, as it is only necessary to wipe them with a damp cloth to remove any dirt or algae. Any scratches - or the cut for that matter - have the ability to repair themselves as the zinc continues to develop a protective layer.
If soil, sand, and debris have accumulated on the surface, it may be a good idea to clean the dirty plates, as there is a greater risk of white rust in dirty areas.
Galvanized steel is also a great choice for planters and raised garden beds because it is a very durable material. It is not only resistant to rust and corrosion, but also withstands damage from high temperatures, UV radiation, and other weather conditions.
The design is functional and fits well in many different garden environments, from modern to rustic. The planters and raised beds are also available in several sizes, so you can choose the size that best fits your garden space.
Another advantage of choosing galvanized steel planters and garden beds from byJEMA is that they are environmentally friendly. Galvanized steel is recyclable and can be used again and again, making it a great choice for those who want to reduce their environmental impact.
Overall, galvanized steel planters and garden beds from byJEMA are an attractive choice for those who want a timeless, sturdy, and durable solution for their gardens. Our unique design and material choice provide a beautiful and natural addition to the garden, and their durability ensures that they will serve you for many years to come.
Does steel damage plants?
You can grow and plant all kinds of vegetables and plants in this planter box. Galvanized steel is generally not harmful to plants as it is a corrosion-resistant material that does not release harmful chemicals or metals. Zinc, which is used in galvanization, can be harmful to plants in high concentrations, but in the small amounts present in galvanized steel, it is unlikely to have a harmful effect. If you are still unsure, we recommend lining the box with a plastic film, foam, insulation mat, or similar. This will also insulate the soil from the sides of the box and extend its lifespan.
However, it is important to check the soil's pH level and add soil-improving materials if necessary, as galvanized steel can tend to lower the soil's pH level.
Overall, galvanized steel is a good choice for planter boxes and raised beds.