In addition to our popular wooden garden planters, we also manufacture containers in a vast range of other durable materials. These include Fibreglass, Terracotta and Fibrestone. But it’s our Galvanised Steel Planters that are the biggest unsung heroes of all.
As well as providing years of service, these metal planters can become real statement pieces in all contemporary gardens.
Find out more below!
What Is A Galvanised Steel Planter?
Galvanised Steel refers to steel that has been reinforced with a protective zinc coating. This takes place during a delicate hot dip galvanisation process. It is commonly used in planters in order to prevent corrosion and rusting upon contact with sources of moisture.
Galvanised Steel Planters are desirable for both their durability and their unique, weathered appearance.
When To Use Galvanised Steel Planters
Ideal for both commercial and domestic settings, Galvanised Steel Planters have a variety of uses. We offer them in several sizes, and they are perfect for growing both plants and trees. They are also suitable for raised beds.
As these containers are finished to a high standard, assorted greenery and flowers will stand out against their distinctive look. This will make your garden a talking point for many years to come.
Things To Remember
Although they have been made to withstand harsh conditions, there are some other steps you can take to bolster the lifespan of these containers.
- Make drainage easy. Before planting, drill some holes in the bottom of your planter and elevate it to allow for adequate drainage. This will reduce the chances of water pooling at the bottom of your planter and lessen any potential damage to your plants, container or any other elements of your garden, such as a patio. Our custom Galvanised Steel Planters can be fitted with 90mm feet to make this process easier. Lining your container with gravel or wood chips will also support your drainage efforts.
- Position before you plant. When filled with soil, your planter may be too heavy to move. Pick the perfect spot before you plant to save on time. As galvanised planters can reach high temperatures, you should also choose a place with a fair amount of shade.
Are Galvanised Steel Planters Safe?
You may have read about galvanised planters being unsuitable for growing food. This idea is linked to how zinc can be toxic if consumed. Luckily, the risk of the plants you grow in these containers causing you harm is extremely low. In fact, in the right concentrations, zinc is a very useful nutrient for plants and humans alike.
Purchase Your Galvanised Steel Planter Today
At Taylor Made Planters, we are proud to offer a wide range of weather and corrosion resistant Galvanised Steel containers that can last for up to 30 years.
These reliable products come in a selection of versatile shapes (troughs, squares or cylinders) and can be customised to your specifications. A 5-year warranty is also available as standard with each of our models.