Self-watering planters offer a great deal of benefits for businesses of all types. That’s because self-watering planters make it easier to care for your plants. For one, they reduce the risk of over or under-watering your plants.
It’s affordable and easy to add self-watering planters to your commercial landscaping, especially when you work with TerraCast. We developed a self-watering basin that attaches to all of our planters quickly and easily. The attachable reservoir relies on a gravity-defying moisture wicking system that draws water up to the roots as needed. The system essentially defies gravity by pulling water up from below. As a result, your plants get watered more efficiently with less effort on your part. Even if you purchased our resin-based planters years ago, you can still add the self-watering attachment onto existing planters.
The Problem with Traditional Planters
The problem with planters that lack the self-watering feature is that they only take in as much water as you give them. So, if you forget to water them for a few days, they’ll suffer the consequences with no way to fend for themselves. In addition, there’s the issue of over-watering your planters, causing water to build up at the bottom of the planter. This can result in root rot.
Many planters come with holes pre-drilled at the bottom, or you could add your own holes, so that excess water has a way to drain out. Although, this still leaves your plants susceptible to drying out and you waste a good deal of water. Plus, when water rushes out through the hole at the bottom of the planter, it takes good nutrients from the soil with it, which means your plants will require more upkeep and added nutrients.
Could Your Business Benefit from Self-watering Planters?
- Are you wondering if it’s worth the investment in self-watering planters? Here are some signs your business will benefit from making the switch to self-watering planters.
- There are long weekends and holidays when no one is at the office or on site to water or look after plants.
You have an abundance of planters (inside and/or outside) – the more planters you have, the more maintenance and upkeep required. Switching to self-watering planters will greatly resolve that issue.
- You have hard to care for plants mixed into your landscaping. Plants that require just the right amount of water can greatly benefit from self-watering planters and will make your life a lot easier.
In Some Cases, You Do Not Need a Self-watering Planter…
- If you reside in an area with heavy rainfall all year long, self-watering planters are overkill. In fact, too much moisture can create a negative impact on your plants.
Unsure if your business will benefit from the installation of self-watering planters? Contact us today – we are more than happy to help!
Benefits of Self-Watering Planters
Self-watering planters provide plants with exactly what they need to thrive – this is a win-win for plants, as well as those tasked with maintaining plants.
Forget to Water Your Plants? No Problem!
It’s not uncommon for plants to go without water over a long holiday weekend. This could result in brown leaves or even dead plants, but not if you have self-watering planters. Our uniquely designed reservoir allows the roots to draw water back up as needed.
Greenery Stays Greener
More water allows plants to thrive, which means your greenery will look better than ever with less work on your part.
Self-watering planters reduce water waste by capturing excess water and re-using it. This is especially great in areas that don’t get a lot of rainfall.
Prevent Root Rot
Root rot is a common problem with planters that allow no outlet for excess water. It’s easier than you may think to overwater your plants, and if it rains a lot it can happen outside of your control. Self-watering planters draw excess water into the reservoir and away from the sensitive roots. This prevents the roots from sitting in water and rotting over time. Root rot will degrade an entire plant so it’s an important thing to prevent.
Many beneficial nutrients in the soil will flow out with excess water if you simply drill a hole at the bottom of your planter. As a result, you’ll have to replenish nutrients more often, thus increasing overall maintenance.
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