A planter box may be a great way to add color and style to your outside entertainment area.
Cedar is an ideal material for use in the construction of planter boxes.
- Stable and lightweight
- Stays straight and lies flat, helping it resist cracking and splintering
- Resists decay and rot, since the wood contains natural oils and preservatives
- The aroma is usually pleasing to humans but offensive to most insects, moths, and other critters
- Generally available in traditional, contemporary, or country designs
Western Red Cedar, which is frequently used in the manufacture of outdoor spaces, is also great for planter boxes.
Cedar is easy to stain or paint, although natural cedar is attractive and durable. If you decide to paint your cedar planter box, it will likely need to be repainted in five to ten years. Its ability to readily accept most paints and stains means that you can decorate your cedar planter box to match the color scheme of your home or outdoor area.
- Same family of trees as cedar
- Fairly resistant to pests
- Good for outdoor use
- Exotic, imported from Malaysia and other areas
- Beauty, durability, and weather resistance
- May be priced higher because it’s harder to find
Whatever type of planter box you decide to buy, don’t be afraid to try new ideas with it. You can always change what you put in the planter box to suit the season, your mood, or your decor. Try planting annual flowers during the spring and summer and perhaps switch to some small evergreens for the fall and winter seasons.