Planters are those containers that are used for growing plants. Nowadays, planters come in various sizes, shapes and styles, and are made of different materials. Planters can be made of plastic, terracotta, clay and concrete. Concrete planters are cheap, durable and available at almost any home improvement store. Depending on the size of the plant it holds, a concrete planter can range in size from very small to very large. Some models are small enough to fit on a tabletop and hold flowers, while others are large enough to hold trees and bushes. These planters may be square or round, and also come in a variety of specialty shapes and designs. A concrete planter may be designed to stand alone, or built into other structures, such as a bench or retaining wall. The most basic concrete planter finish consists of plain, gray concrete. Some concrete planters models can even be covered with pressed stones or tiles to create a unique design.
One of the primary advantages to these planters compared to other planter materials is their weight. The heft of a concrete planter makes it more difficult for vandals to steal or damage the planter. Its strength also allows the concrete planter to easily contain large root systems. Concrete planters also are more moisture resistant and durable than wood or composite models. These planters are also available in larger sizes than most other types of planters, making them better suited to trees or shrubs.