How Often Should You Replace Commercial Planters?

How Often Should You Replace Commercial Planters?

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The frequency in which you replace your commercial planters has a lot to do with the planters you purchase, the materials planters are made of, and the elements they are exposed to.

Traditional plastic planters may have to be replaced every couple of years, more often than the plants housed inside! That’s because cheaply made plastic is very prone to cracking, and once a plastic planter cracks it’s in danger of splitting in half. Stone planters are porous and prone to cracks, water infiltration, and can ultimately deteriorate in as little as a few years.

If you’re feeling deterred by these options, rest assured there is a long lasting option for planters. TerraCast planters are made from a unique resin-based blend and can withstand up to 10+ years of use and abuse with little to no maintenance.

Why Do TerraCast’s Commercial Planters Outlast The Competition?

-They are made from a resin that is a Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE). Resin is ideal for products that need to last a long time.

-They can survive in a wide variety of weather conditions, ranging from -40 degrees F to 140 degrees F—a much wider range than your typical planters made of other materials.

-They are non-hydroscopic, which means they do not absorb moisture from the air or suffer water damage.

-The unique resin formula ensures most paints and stains do not stick to surfaces. For the most part, it’s as easy as using a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser product to remove graffiti stains from TerraCast planters.

Not only do our planters outlast the competition, but they come in a wide selection of styles and colors. We can also customize planters in regards to color, size, logos, and appearance. We can make faux-stone planters including Brazilian TerraCotta, Terracotta, and shades of Ash, Charcoal, Sandstone, and Verde.

Other benefits to TerraCast planters:



-Made from recycled materials


-Lightweight for easy transportation and cheaper shipping costs

-Made in the USA

-Product fidelity is guaranteed for up to 10 years

Drawbacks To Commercial Stone Planters 

Stone planters are beautiful but they are loaded with drawbacks. For one, they are very heavy, which makes them appear durable, but they are actually rather fragile. All it takes is one good shove from a speeding golf cart and tiny cuts in stone can lead to water damage, cracking and ultimate destruction of the planter. Once a stone planter shows signs of damage, it’s almost always unfixable and must be tossed out in the trash.

Other drawbacks to stone:

-Stone is very heavy and difficult to move.

-Stone is porous, which means it absorbs moisture from the air and suffers from serious water damage.

-Stone shows signs of wear and tear in as little as one year.

-It is not recyclable and only good for one-time use.

-Stone commonly cracks.

-Stone planters are expensive.

Drawbacks To Commercial Metal Planters

Metal planters have a tendency to rust and can even leach unsafe toxins into soil, which is a no-go if you’re planning to grow edible fruits and veggies in your planters. Once your planters start rusting and corroding there’s no going back or fixing the problem, more than likely you’ll have to dispose of planters because the damages are only going to get worse. Plus, any small signs of damage quickly turn into larger problems that impact the entire planter.

How To Make Your Commercial Planters Last Longer

-Bring planters out of harsh winter weather. When the weather dips below freezing, most planters start to break down. Our planters can survive some seriously cold temperatures, as low as -40 degrees F to be exact. Most planters can’t even come close to facing these temperatures, despite the fact it can get this cold in many US states during winter. Even if your planters can withstand ice cold weather, the plants inside are at risk of serious issue or even death. Consider covering your plants or bringing them under a covered area during winter, especially in a storm or when it snows.

Keep planters away from moisture, unless they are TerraCast planters. Our planters are not impacted by moisture or water so feel free to place them wherever. Most other planters are very susceptible to water damage, which is why you might want to avoid placing them in an area where they are frequently hit by sprinklers or sit in moist grass.

-Don’t place planters in high-traffic areas. Getting hit by a car or golf cart could be the end of most planters, or at least create damages that’ll eventually lead to a planter’s demise.  Once again, this rule doesn’t apply to TerraCast planters. Our planters are so strong we’ve even tossed them off rooftops to prove how resistant they are to impact damage. Hence why our planters were chosen for Time’s Square in New York City.

Place planters on a raised bed. Placing planters on a raised platform prevents them from sitting in water if they are traditional self-watering planters with a hole for releasing water at the bottom. We offer unique self-watering basins that attach to the bottom of any planter and prevent the need to place planters on a raised platform. Plus, our planters are resistant to water damage anyway. 

-Buy your commercial planters from the best, TerraCast Products! The easiest and most affordable way to score long lasting planters is to purchase the longest lasting planters out there. 

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