Metal planters attract heat, so water inside a recirculating tank can reach very high temperatures – not suitable for watering plants in a vertical garden.
Galvanised steel tanks release zinc. In a normal garden, where zinc is washed away, it may take years for zinc to affect the soil and plants. But in an enironment where you only have a little bit of soil, and water is recirculated, plants like herbs and veges are affected, making them not fit for human consumption.
Plastic tanks, which are relatively inexpensive are generally very unattractive. To enhance their look a solution is to install some kind of fascia which cost substantially more than the planter itself.
So, considering these factors, PatioScapes designers – Debbie and Stephen have created a new lightweight product that mitigates all of the above problems.
All of our planters and tanks can be made to your specification and feature many different textures and an almost unlimited range of colours to suit each client’s individual need.