About Landscape Pots & Urns
LANDSCAPE POTS & URNS
Using Pots and Urns in Your Landscaping Design
Landscaping is the surrounding area to a backyard, front yard, patio and courtyard. The Landscaping industry has progressed rapidly during the last decade, due to the wide range of products, accessories, and pavers that enable you to create a design and complement your gardens. Outdoor pots and urns can add character and charm to any landscaped area. Many plants and flowers can be placed and grown in all types of pots.
Choosing the right size and shape pot is crucial to the design and theme you would like to achieve. If you have a bigger area, it would be advisable to use larger pots as it will create balance and compliment the rest of your landscaped areas. Smaller pots should be used in small areas, you don’t want to have over-sized pots in a confined area.
Types of Pots
Terracotta pots are a very popular choice when it comes to landscape pots and they are available in many shapes, colors and sizes, the choice is yours; there is something for all types of landscaped areas.
Terracotta pots are naturally absorbent in texture, and can be sprayed with a special coating. The positioning of terracotta pots is also important, due to heat. Position the pot in a shaded area.
Concrete pots and wooden pots are also available for your selection. They come in many sizes, shapes and colors. They are also heat resistant; therefore they can be placed in any position you desire.
Other types of pots available in a range of shapes, colors and sizes are:
- Plastic Pots
- Ceramic Pots
- Clay Pots
- Aluminum Pots
- Iron Pots
|Urns are designed and should be positioned as a focal point. You may choose not to place any flowers or plants in them, for they tend to make their own statement, without the need for a plant or flower. Urns have a unique and classical character of their own. Therefore they will always stand out, for every urn is an individual piece of art. Urns have a way of creating a sense of elegance with a classical feel to them.|
Positioning an Urn
Because urns are an exceptional feature, they should be placed or positioned to attract attention to your landscape design.
Here are a few suggestions:
- Place an urn in the centre of your front or back landscaped garden.
- Dull and boring corners.
- Place an urn at the front or rear entrance.
- Near the Patio, and pool area.
Urns can be produced in several materials. Some of them include:
Urns can also be used to attract wildlife such as native birds. Just pour some water into the top of your urn. Sit back and enjoy the wonders of nature.
Plants and Flowers
|Always choose a plant or flower that will not invade and take over pots or urns. Some smaller flowers enjoy growing in confined spaces. In this case it would be suggested to use a small pot. There are some types of plants and flowers that grow downwards. In these cases hanging pots may be used. It is advisable to consult with your nursery for professional advice on the right type of pot or urn for a particular plant or flower.|
Color scheme and co ordination is just as important outdoors as it is indoors. When selecting a color for your pot or urn always choose colors that will blend in with your garden, pavers, and outdoor furniture.