Fibreglass planters: all advantages at a glance
A growing number of people are choosing for a fibreglass planter in their garden. Fibreglass is a beautiful material and makes a garden complete. We are going to tell you all the benefits! Do you want to see all our fibreglass planters? Click here!
1] Leave your fibreglass planter outside all year
Fibreglass is a panacea. It is a polymer that consists of a chain of pusher bonds and is reinforced with fiberglass. The big advantage is that fibreglass planters never have to be placed inside during the winter or frosty-nights. In a normal climate, such as in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, they absorb almost no moisture and therefore cannot freeze.
2] Fibreglass planters are as light as a feather
An average polyester planter of 100 by 100 centimetres and 40 centimetres deep has a weight of only 10 kilos. Fibreglass is as light as a feather. Fortunately, you don't have to worry that these luxury planters will be stolen quickly. Once filled with potting soil, the fibreglass planters are very heavy. The 100x100x40cm container can hold 400 litres of potting soil, so the planter will weight around 300 kilos.
3] Frost-sensitive trees stay nice and warm
A fibreglass planter is fully insulated with a three-centimetre thick layer of EPS-isolation foam. This means that the roots of frost-sensitive trees remain nice and warm even in winter. These trees do not have to be moved and you do not have to replace the planter.
4] Coloured throughout
The fibreglass planters are completely coloured. If the planters ever get damaged, then this will be hardly visible. The core has the same colour as the outside. The most popular colours are black grey and pure white.
5] Easily drill the drainage holes yourself
The fibreglass planters do not have drainage holes. To add drainage holes simply drill the holes into the base of the planter. We advise using a sharp twist drill bit and working slowly for smooth, clean drainage holes. Drill one or a few holes with a diameter of 10 up to 15 millimetres. Then the holes are large enough, creating a perfect drainage.
6] All shapes and sizes
The fibreglass planters are available in a lot of different shapes and sizes, our biggest planter is 200x50x60cm!
7] Modern design & the latest trend!
Fibreglass planters are a trend in 2019. This is because the planters are sleek and modern. Thanks to the minimalist design, the fibreglass planters fit into any garden.
8] Years of trouble-free usage
Fibreglass is a durable material. Did you know that fibreglass has an average lifespan of fifty years? In comparison: a wooden planter lasts on average five years. Fibreglass requires no special treatment. Use water to rinse the material. When you ready for something new in your garden keep in mind that your Fibreglass planter is 95% recyclable.
9] The perfect border
Fibreglass planters come in all shapes and sizes. For example, choose a fibreglass planter as a border to define your garden. If you have a large garden of at least 10 by 10 meters, you can use these borders to create more depth and to frame certain corners (such as a lounge corner).
10] Define your terrace
Place four fibreglass planters on the corners of a square or a rectangular terrace. Then place four plane trees in these planters. The plane trees grow together, giving you a covered seat where you can eat or dine. For the best effect, we recommend polyester planters of at least one by one meter.
Convinced? Check out our fibreglass planters!
The most populair planter of the moment is the fibreglass planter with a size of 120 by 120 by 40 centimeters. You can see a photo of this planter below. Curious about all our other fibreglass planters? You can find them here.