How to choose planters for your outdoor living space

Posted June 24, 2021 in Blog, General, Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance, Plant and Tree

The right planters can provide warmth to your space by adding a pop of color, enhance its aesthetic by providing a beautiful aroma, add privacy to your backyard, and also help separate your space into multiple zones. When thoughtfully selected, outdoor planters can add character and style to your new outdoor living space. But, when it comes to choosing the right outdoor planters, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Here are three things you need to know about selecting outdoor planters:

  • Choose a color that is complementary to the plants natural environment

One natural way to enhance the look and feel of your outdoor living space is to select  complementary colors. You should select plants and outdoor planters that complement your space and home’s architectural features. But when selecting outdoor planters keep in mind that certain colors could negatively impact your plant’s well being!

Some studies have reported that containers in darker colors, especially black, heat soil and retain heat. This could leave you wasting money on plants that die quickly once the temperatures increase or wasting time caring for plants that will never reach their full potential. Before selecting planters make sure to consider how the colors will favor your flowers!

  • Understand the maintenance requirements of your outdoor planters

When selecting outdoor planters for your backyard, you will want to consider the container’s durability, versatility, care needs, and design possibilities. Each material will require care and maintenance, so you will want to understand and fully consider all your options before making a decision.

We think you deserve planters that will hold up to the elements-indoors or outdoors! This is why we use our knowledge and experience  to help you select high quality materials that are easy to maintain and will stand the test of time. When choosing planters for your space, consider high-quality fiberglass materials. This lightweight material can be easily moved around and comes in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes that will easily match the look and feel of your space. Fiberglass planters are typically hand-painted so they resist chipping which makes them easy to maintain and keep clean.

  • Use planters to separate your space

Outdoor planters can aid in breaking up your space into multiple zones. Since outdoor planters are easy to move, you can easily move your furniture around to accommodate various layouts for dinner parties, gatherings, and more!

When using planters to separate your space, consider long rectangular planters with your favorite colorful plants and simple grasses that are easy maintenance. This low-maintenance, flexible divider will separate your space while adding style and beautiful aromas.


Designing and building a new outdoor living space should be an exciting experience, but we get that you don’t want to work with a contractor that will waste your money and you don’t want to get stuck wasting your valuable time managing multiple crews, contracts, permit applications, and other important details.  You are not alone!

At MasterPLAN, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners – just like you – to eliminate the stress and hassle when transforming your backyard into an outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley.  We make your unique journey stress-free by using our award-winning design/build process to handle all communication with your HOA and township, develop your plans, obtain your building permits, manage any and all engineering, schedule your inspections and so much more!

Here’s how to do it:

Call: Schedule your meeting!

Collaborate: Create your perfect plan!

Construction: With an approved design, construction starts!

Celebrate: Raise a toast to your transformed home and the new life that comes from it!

CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR DESIGN MEETING!

(610) 628-2480

In the meantime, download your exclusive copy of the Top 5 Design Secrets your Contractor Doesn’t Know. So you can stop fearing that you will make the wrong decisions about your new outdoor living space and instead be confident when selecting the right firm to help transform your backyard into the outdoor living space you always dreamed of!

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