A Guide to Outdoor Plant Stands
When purchasing outdoor plant stands you need to take into consideration the number of plants you need to accommodate, the weight that they will need to support and the weather conditions that they will need to endure. These factors will influence the material that your outdoor plant stands are made from as well as the design style of the stand. There are plenty of plant stands that you can use including resin/plastic, wood, metal, cement and hanging outdoor plant stands.
Resin/Plastic Outdoor Plant Stands
Resin or plastic outdoor plant stands are a popular option for apartment balconies, decks and other outdoor spaces. They are lightweight and easy to move around. This type of outdoor plant stand is modestly durable, however, under extreme weather conditions the plastic or resin can become brittle and they are likely to break or chip if they experience an impact from falling over or from a planter falling heavily onto the plant stand.
Hanging Outdoor Plant Stands
Hanging outdoor plant stands are a practical option for small spaces and for adding vertical visual interest to a garden or patio. These outdoor planters can be made from metal, plastic or wood. Most hanging plant stands will only be able to accommodate a single planter. These planters are best suited for mild weather, as they can get damaged or cause damaged if they are exposed to high winds.
Metal Outdoor Plant Stands
One of the most durable plant stands that you can purchase is a metal plant stand. These plant stands are heavy, durable and they can accommodate multiple planters. You can select from a variety of metals including brass and cast iron. To prevent rust you can treat the metal base with a metal sealant or a spray paint that is designed for use on metals.
Wood Outdoor Plant Stands
Wood plant stands are an organic option for your outdoor living space. They handle a variety of weather conditions including full sun, partial sun, extreme heat and extreme cold. It is a good idea to select a wood that is native to your region, as these woods will most likely be able to resist local weather and climatic hazards like moisture, heat and cold. For example, if you live in an area with a high humidity rate you can use cedar which is naturally more resistant to moisture damage. You can further protect your wooden outdoor plant stands by staining and/or treating them with a water-proofer or a weather-proofer.
Cement Outdoor Plant Stands
One of the most durable and flexible type of outdoor plant stand is a cement plant stand. These plant stands are created by pouring cement into a form. Once the cement has set and cured it is released from the form. The cement form can then be sold as is or stained to add color to the plant stand. Cement is one of the most durable building materials in the world, so cement outdoor plant stands will last for years, they will be able to support multiple plants and they will be able to resist damage caused by bumps, sun exposure and extreme weather exposure.