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Stone has always represented one of the most widely used materials in private gardens, just as it did in the villas of the rich gentlemen: the benches and planters were always made of this material, which has the characteristic of being durable and preserving over time the its beauty. It is a natural material that provides greater use in the variables of white stone or black stone. The processing can be smooth or left in its natural state.
Realization and models
To obtain stone planters it starts from a single block that is dug inside and worked to give it the shape you want. The weight of a stone planter is quite considerable, and often, even if you see the very large container, the internal housing can be rather narrow and therefore it is not always possible to insert plants that are too bulky. The stone is still widely used today because it has such a special aspect to allow a perfect match with any style of garden. Obviously its best location is in the country gardens. The classic forms that are worked are the rectangular and the square, although it is possible to find unusual patterns with a wavy edge.
Generally the stone planter is used inside the garden, where every piece of furniture has already arranged its location and therefore does not need to be moved very often. At the entrance of a door or gate, two high stone planters they are certainly a welcome sign for those who access your home. The grandeur of the material, which in its composition is not adaptable to a more subtle workmanship, makes the planter an element of strong decorative impact of the garden. Furthermore, as it is a natural material, the plant finds perfect accommodation. Practical advice on the use of stone planters can be supplied specifically from a nursery, also based on the type of plant that you want to place, since an excess of water would lead to the roots of the plant to rot. In some cases, these particular planters are the result of a rigorous craftsmanship, especially when the exterior is decorated. It is not uncommon to see rectangular stone planters surrounding the perimeter of a particular area of the garden. Although they are not fixed to the ground, they are stable and rather resistant, enriching the entire interior with taste.
Material resistance and maintenance
The stone is able to withstand thermal shocks as well as any kind of temperature, it is very resistant to impacts, on the contrary, it can be said that it is one of the most robust materials for the realization of planters. Therefore, even if you decide to place them in transit areas, you should not fear anything. The stone planter, due to the constant exposure to the external environment and therefore also to atmospheric agents, may require maintenance in the long run. It is above all rainwater that damages the stone, which, if it is not washed often, tends to take on a greenish color. Maintenance is quite simple: all you need is water and a brush. The brush is used to remove small sediments which in the long run may form larger stains. In a garden it is not always possible to have too many stone planters, mainly because they cannot be transported easily and therefore do not find an easy readjustment in other areas.
Stone planters: Standard models and craftsmanship
The cost of the stone planter is different compared to the iron or plastic one, both because the processing is different, and because it is a piece of furniture that has always been considered more prized than others. The stone can be sculpted allowing the reproduction of a particular design, but this is possible by not turning to a shop, but to a craftsman who will go to realize the planter following the scheme reported by the customer. In reality, a planter of this kind can also be transformed into a work of art, to be exhibited in the garden. The shops usually display the most classic and most frequently purchased models, the difference is that a craftsman can perform a process based on the indications provided by the customer. The manufacturing process is not always easy, so ordering a custom-made stone planter also has quite long times. Moreover, precisely because of its particularity, the stone is a material that can like it or not, so it is above all a question of responding to personal taste. Those who wish to have an unusual stone planter can turn to specialized companies or to the skill of a craftsman. This way you can also choose the color of the stone in addition to the size. This solution is very useful if the garden is rather small and in it a standard-sized planter like those proposed by the shops would take up too much space.