Taking the proper steps to maintain a concrete planter can prevent it from cracking or breaking, and protect the health of your plants by preventing the spread of disease and bacteria. Fortunately, there are a variety of methods you can take advantage of to properly maintain the life and functionality of your concrete planter.

So what are you waiting for?

Continue reading to learn the basic steps to choose, upkeep and treat your new leafy BFF with the perfect concrete planter.

Be Picky

When it comes to picking out the size of your planter, you don’t want it too large, or too small, but just right. A planter that’s not-quite-proportional to the plant itselfcould lead to over-watering problems or stunted growth. We recommend pickinga planter for tabletop plants that is no more than one to two inches larger or smaller than your plant.

Drainage is KEY

Like people, plants need water—but not too much that they can drown. Drain holes arevery important to have at the bottom of your planter, so excess water can drain straight into a plate.

Re-plant When Necessary

Changing a plant’s soil or potting mix provides fresh nutrients for your green bud.Plants typically need to be repotted every 12 to 18 months, but a few slow growerscan last even longer.

Not sure if your plant needs a re-pot?

If the roots are growing through the drain hole or pushing the plant up and outof the planter, the plant is growing slower than normal, is extremely top heavy,dries out quickly, if there are noticeable salt and mineral build-up, then it’s time to hit the dirt and replant those babies ASAP.

Care For Your Plant Like a Leafy Pet

Your main responsibility when it comes to caring for your plants is to regularly monitor your plant to ensure that its growth does not damage your planter.So just like your dog(s) or cat(s), your plants and planters should be watched over, kept clean, and maintained consistently. Not only will your plant look neater, but it can lead to a longer and healthier life for it.

We hope these simple maintenance tasks help you keep your concrete planters looking magnificent year-round, your plants healthier and your home a little brighter.

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