Many apartment gardens and small or mid-size backyards have all the elements necessary for a steel rail planter to be a productive and attractive addition. Though we tend to think of steel as a cold, utilitarian material, with little visual appeal, railings can be attractive, pleasing, and even a source of pride. In fact, railings can work well in almost any landscape design. Here are ways in which steel railings can be used in apartment gardening:
As an element of your outdoor patio, wax around a raised steel rail with a shallow trough at the bottom or ground level will create a focal point for your patio that will contrast with the greenery or other features of your yard. Because the wax around a raised rail is shallow, this makes a great spot for a container garden of small plants and flowers, a mini oasis of tranquility. You can use a planter box, potting soil, and drainage holes to design a simple and attractive patio planter.
Smaller deck railing planters, like those used on small decks or patios, can also be made from steel. Larger decks can be constructed from wider width steel rail planters and there are varieties of styles available to match your deck railing design. Railings of steel, either straight or bent into decorative patterns, can provide a focal point on your deck, especially if they include built-in benches.
For apartment balconies, railing planters with a black finish to create a contemporary and stylish look. Black planter boxes come with drainage holes and a deep inset for root planting. In the summer, black planters are excellent for creating a shady area inside the apartment, where you can relax after a hard day of work. During the winter, a black planter with a black finish can look terrific next to your windows, providing an accent that brings a warm feeling to your living space.
A standard steel railing planter has three square feet of soil. It is placed on a deck, patio, or balcony. This planter is designed with a sloped four-foot slanting ground surface. Some planters are raised up off the ground, allowing for drainage holes at each side. The soil depth is usually six to eight inches, depending on the size of your planter and the type of soil used.
Garden railings made of steel are weather-resistant and easy to clean. They are available in a variety of colors, and there are even planters that are radiant heat-proof. The best way to protect your garden planters from the weather is to ensure that they have been treated for rust, galvanized, or coated with a polyester powder coat. Steel planters also make a great addition to a greenhouse or other enclosed area that is not exposed to direct sunlight.
When choosing a steel railing planter, you will want one that has a sturdy design, as well as a durable black finish. A black finish makes this a great planter for your kitchen or other areas that you cook and eat at. Your stainless steel planter will look great and stay weather-resistant for years to come.
Many gardeners choose steel rail planters because they are affordable, easy to use, and customizable. With a steel planter, you can have a variety of different patterns, colors, and textures, allowing you to easily find a planter that will match your tastes perfectly. These planters are also very durable. Many manufacturers provide lifetime warranties on their products. Whether you are looking for a decorative planter or one that will help protect plants, a steel rail planter is an excellent investment.