The wooden planter is made entirely of wood, a natural material which, despite being treated properly, tends to be damaged after several years. The continuous exposure to sunlight and rainwater causes the wood to lose its beauty over time and it will then be necessary to adopt a method to save the planter: empty it completely, clean it, use abrasive paper and protective substances to the wood.
Importance of the internal plastic coating
Wood is also chosen because it is a material that goes well with open spaces, and today, thanks to the new versions of planters, which have an internal plastic shell, the problem of rainwater as well as that of the water itself to irrigate flowers, it should not exist. It is a model in which the earth does not come into contact with the wood at all, because this plastic is interposed between it and the wood. Where plastic is not present, incorrect watering of the plant leads to rotting of the roots, if there are no holes for water drainage. This is another important point, because excess water damages not only the planter, if there is no plastic partition, but also the plant. That is why it is important to always check that there are holes through which excess water can escape. Some wooden planters also have a double bottom which serves to guarantee the plant an adequate reserve of water. As is well known, wood tends to rot, and therefore, even if treated properly, the wooden planter will sooner or later be unusable, always referring to models without the plastic barrier. Despite this, it continues to be one of the most chosen models precisely because it is very fond of the concept of traditional garden where there is a strong use of wood.