Planter Care: Planting and Maintenance Tips for Your Containers

From adding extra curb-appeal to alfresco dining areas to wowing clients as they enter your office's foyer, pots and planters are an excellent way to bring life, color, and visual interest to any dull spot in your business's building. However, no matter if you choose to grow shrubs, flowers, trees, herbs, or even vegetables, it's vital you pay as much care and attention to your planters as you do your plants.   

Although you should aim to remove any mineral buildup or other marks and debris on your containers regularly as accumulations of these can harbor diseases harmful to your greenery, planter care varies according to the size and material of the pot. Luckily, we've put together this collection of maintenance guides to help.


How to Prepare a Pot for Planting in 5 Simple Steps

Taking the time to prepare your outdoor planters properly — instead of just bunging in a couple of plants and a bag of soil — will guarantee the longevity of both the container and your vegetation. Read this article to learn more about what you need to do to prepare a pot for planting, including tips for ensuring there's adequate drainage and how to choose the perfect potting mix. 

How Do You Clean Fiberglass Planters?

Not only are fiberglass planters incredibly durable, ultra-lightweight, and easily molded into a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and textures, but they also require very little maintenance. However, this piece lists a few simple steps you should take to keep your containers in top condition for longer. 

How to Plant in a Wooden Planter

Prized for their rustic aesthetic and natural appeal, wooden planters need more care than pots made from synthetic materials, like fiberglass. However, if you've got your heart set on timber tubs, take a look at this guide for more information on which wood makes the best pots, how to stop damp from causing rot, and more.

The Complete Guide to Planting in Large Planters

Incorporate large planters into your decor if you really want to make an impact or if you'd like to add more dramatic or a greater variety of different foliage to your display. Perfect for housing tall, elegant grasses, leafy tropical palms, or other supersized stunners, this guide offers inspiration about what to plant in these containers and a handy trick to save yourself a small fortune on buying expensive potting mixes.


At Pots, Planters & More, our collection of high-quality commercial planters are ideal for adding both function and style to your business's decor, inside and out. We offer a wide variety of designs and finishes along with competitive prices and free delivery — please don't hesitate to get in touch with our expert team for more information by calling (855) 627-1066 or emailing