The Benefits of Self Watering Planters

The Benefits of Self Watering Planters

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Self-watering planters promise considerable benefits, particularly for businesses. In addition to making plant care and maintenance easier for you and your staff, self-watering planters also considerably lower the chance of watering plants too much or too little. If you haven’t heard about self-watering planters before, TerraCast Products shares how easy and affordable it is to include self-watering planters in your professional landscaping both inside and out.

TerraCast developed a unique self-watering planter attachment which can easily connect to all TerraCast planters. The basin acts as a reservoir and acts on a moisture-wicking, gravity-defying system which delivers water to the roots of the plant as needed. The plants are then watered efficiently with little effort from you and your staff.

Traditional Planters

To gain a better understanding of the benefits of self-watering planters, let’s take a look at traditional planters. Classic type planters accept the water provided by you, so when you fail to water, your plants suffer. In the same way, if you water plants in traditional planters too frequently, water accumulates and may cause root rot. Some traditional planters come with predrilled holes or indicators to add your own to release excess water but along with the water goes nutrients needed by your plants.

Self-Watering Planters

You are probably wondering if the plants in your office could benefit from self-watering planters and the answer is yes. Of course, then you might ask about the investment required to make the upgrade from traditional planters to self-watering planters. Self-watering planters are well worth the investment when you consider holidays when your office is closed for an extended period and no one is onsite to care for your plants. Plus, if your business has numerous planters indoors and outside, you already have considerable maintenance to keep your plants healthy and beautiful, and self-watering planters can decrease the maintenance and upkeep required. And should you have plants which need additional care, you know those hard to maintain plants, then adding self-watering planters can help those plants thrive without the added upkeep and attention. There is only a single circumstance where self-watering planters might not be right for your business and that is if your office is in an area where excessive rainfall is the norm. In those areas of year round heavy rainfall, self-watering planters can mean too much moisture for your outdoor plants.

The Benefits of Self-Watering Planters

Self-watering planters offer a number of benefits for businesses and their plants. In fact, self-watering planters can help give plants what they need to flourish and thrive. Here are the benefits provided by self-watering planters.

  • If you forget to water the plants or they fail to be watered over a long holiday weekend, self-watering planters can draw the water up to the roots as needed, preventing brown or dying plants.
  • Because your plants need ample water to survive, self-watering planters help your plants stay healthy with less effort from you.
  • Self-watering planters help save water by catching excess water and reusing it, great if you frequently forget to water or if you live in an area with less than average rainfall.
  • With traditional planters, root rot is an issue which comes from overwatering. Self-watering planters help you and your plants avoid root rot by draining excess water into the reservoir, away from tender roots. The roots don’t have to languish in excess water, which causes root rot and subsequent plant damage.
  • Self-watering planters also help your plants get the nutrients needed from the soil. How? In traditional planters, nutrients wash away with overwatering and drainage. Self-watering planters capture the water and the nutrients, supplying both the plant as needed.