Get Your Garden in The Summer Mood with Colourful Garden Planters
The summer is finally here and that can only mean one thing, get yourself out of the house and enjoy the great outdoors!
But don’t worry, you don’t need to travel to the beach, head up a mountain or ramble around the countryside.
Enjoying the great outdoors can be as simple as soaking up the sun in your back garden. So how do you get your garden looking summer ready? What about some colourful garden planters?
Planters can be a great and very useful addition
With a miserable and long winter such as the one we have just had, it’s no surprise that our gardens could do with a little bit of loving. That’s why we want to give you some ideas on how to spruce up your patch using garden planters. Whether it’s a sleek and modern look you are after or a more vibrant colourful style, we’ve got some great ideas for you.
Planter painted in Timber Eco Shield Dark Brown, Shed Painted in Priddy Pools
Using Garden Planters in Your Garden
Garden planters are a great addition to your garden for many reasons. For starters they are easy to acquire and install, making them a near instant garden transformation. Secondly, they are versatile and can be changed to suit your garden design. Rustic pallet wood planters fit very nicely into the cottage core aesthetic while colourful garden planters will give your garden a more poppy vibe. Here are some ways to help your garden planters and raised garden beds stand out.
Planter painted in Royal Exterior Slate Grey
Image coutersy of ITV's Love Your Garden
Colourful Garden Planters
Nothing says personality like a splash of colour in your garden and colourful garden planters are a fantastic yet cost effective way to achieve this look. You can upcycle some existing planters or you can purchase new untreated raised planters and decide which colour you’d like to paint them in. Protek have a wide range of colours for you to choose from which also act as an exterior wood treatment to preserve your garden planters for longer. From stylish black to wild pink, there is a colour for every personality.
DIY Garden Planters
Over the last year DIY garden planters and raised beds made from pallet wood or reclaimed wood have proven to be very popular. Reusing materials and sourcing them for free meant that not only were people able to create their own DIY garden planters but that they were also doing their bit for the environment too. To ensure that all your hard work pays off, make sure to treat your DIY garden planters with a wood stain to preserve and protect it from the elements. Worried about the chemicals? Protek have a range of Timber Eco Shield colours which are much less harmful to the environment and are safe for children, pets and plants too.
Rustic Garden Planters
If you are going for a more rustic, natural look in your garden then you might be tempted to leave your garden planters to “age” and show the timbers true hues. While this look is very in keeping with the country or cottage garden feel, it is important to remember that the timber will still need preserving in order for your rustic garden planters to thrive for as long as possible. To do this without affecting the colour of the wood, try the Protek Wood Preserver ++ Clear. Designed not to interfere with the natural colour of the wood, this preserver will add years to your rustic garden planters so that you can prioritise the plants inside rather than the maintenance outside.
However if you want to get the rustic look but you'd like to add some colour here wwe have a example of a fab herb planter in a range of neutral colours!
Colourful Raised Beds
No matter what material your raised beds are made from (although most commonly found in wood, brick or render), you can still add colour. The most popular colour for raised beds is white or an off white, however you can really personalise your garden style by painting your raised beds in a more colourful tone. You can even use the colours to accentuate your plants such as pairing your ornamental grasses with a dark blue or tying in the pink of your bedding plants to match the raised beds. You could even invite the sunshine into your garden and go for a gorgeous sunflower yellow!
More Ways to Add Colour to Your Garden
Now that we’ve got your mind whirring about updating your garden planters and your raised beds, what about the other areas of the garden that you can add some colour? You can use a cohesive colour throughout the whole garden or shake it up with some clashing tones to really make an impact.
Vegetable Planter painted in Timber Eco Shield Moss Green
• Revamp Your Shed
There is a good chance that your shed is one of the largest features in your garden and as such, it is going to stand out. Why not be brave by going one step further and giving your shed a pop of colour? Let your creative juices go by using two different shades to highlight the windows and doors for maximum impact or make it even more of a statement piece by painting sections of your shed in contrasting colours.
• Treat Your Fence to A Facelift
Replacing a fence is expensive, not to mention time consuming. So instead, why not treat it to a facelift? Whether you want to bring a bit of brightness into your garden or want to help the natural wood tones blend in to the green background, a coat or two of Protek exterior paint will help achieve this look AND preserve your fence for many more years.
• Funk Up Your Furniture
Want to provide some cohesion to your garden? Why not paint your outdoor furniture the same colour as your colourful garden planters? The cohesive scheme across the entire garden will show that you’ve put a great deal of though and effort into your outdoor space.
Whether your garden is the size of a postage stamp or the size of a football pitch, it is an extension of your home and as such, you want it to reflect your personality. Take charge of that reflection today and inject some colour into your outdoor space using some colourful garden planters.