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6 Top Reasons to Use Modern Planter Boxes for Gardening

There is a recent trend of modern planter boxes especially for those who love to plant trees. If you want to enjoy gardening in style, consider using a modern planter box that adds a touch of sophistication to your outdoor space, and also provides a practical solution for growing plants and vegetables in small or urban areas. You may not be familiar with these self-watering planters that are very useful to fulfill your wish to plant trees in your house. The concept is innovative where the planter has a built-in water reservoir and helps to water the roots of the plants. This is designed in such a way that you can grow fruits, vegetables, herbs and even more.

Read on the know about the top reasons to use modern planter boxes for gardening:

1. Can conserve water

The self-watering planter boxes are designed in a special way that it can store water. This helps to stop the water leaking, seeping and even evaporating. Hence you tend to use less.


The water that is given to the roots is very slowly released to the soil. The soil is above the water reservoir and so cannot evaporate anywhere else. If you find that the release of the water is slow, then you need not drain the water unlike the traditional planters.

2. Protects the delicate plants

It is very difficult to take care of delicate and exotic species. Most of them require a very steady dose of water that may be hard to give if you are having a busy schedule.

These plants are such that they cannot stand up to harsh weather conditions and extremes of climate. These planter boxes are great as you can keep them inside the house and do not have to worry to water them regularly.

3. Retains soil nutrients

A traditional planter requires more water because as you water the plants, it gets drained out from the bottom. If this happens then the nutrients are also washed away which are there in the soil.

Hence the good part of the soil is lost. In case of modern planters, the water is sucked up through the bottom and in this way the soil is left healthy.

4. Great choice for lifestyle

The people who have a hard time to keep up with busy schedule would find this concept highly beneficial. Even if you do not live a busy life but want to go out for vacation, this is an excellent way to keep the plants safe and healthy. You must just fill up the reservoir up to the top and just be in peace because your plant will not die.

5. Roots are healthy

If you want to have healthy plants, you need to have healthy roots. In this system the roots will be healthy as they will receive water equally. You will find that in traditional pots the roots begin to rot. In modern planters this does not happen as the roots are getting steady stream of water from the bottom.

6. Saves water

The problem in dry climates is that it is difficult to conserve water. The planter boxes evaporate only some water from the soil. The trapped water cannot evaporate as the soil is dense that is covering it. The water is retained until you pour it back into the plants.

The amount of water required is low in self-watering plant boxes. This will retain a healthy environment even if you want to grow thirsty crops like for example strawberries to dwarf fruit trees.

Modern Planter

Planter boxes are one of the best ways to enhance the surroundings of your home. It is a great way for indoor gardening in small places in areas like patios, decks and balconies. There are window boxes that create a perfect growing environment for plants in those areas where there is very little space or may be no space. There are planters that can hang and are perfect for balconies.

Lauren Bracy
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Originally posted 2021-04-11 10:17:39. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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