Planter liners are the ideal way to ensure that the planter you have painstakingly chosen for your garden lasts as long as possible. In cold weather, the soil used in your planters contracts and expands. Over time, if your planter boxes are not protected, this expansion and contraction can lead to cracks and unnecessary wear and tear.
Defeating The Cold Weather With A Planter Liner
Choosing to plant your flowers in secondary plastic containers, otherwise known as liners enables you to avoid this problem. The liner helps to absorb any possible damage from cold weather and prevents damage to your pots.
Outdoor wooden containers and planters, such as antique whiskey barrel planters also suffer from this form of weather damage. This can eventually lead to the wood warping. You will find however that a whiskey barrel planter liner will help to minimise any such damage.
The majority of liners tend to be made from plastic although there are liners available in steel, copper and other metals. These liners are sold at most garden centers and nurseries and are well worth investing in if you are buying garden planters.
If you are looking to buy a new planter box or container, then you will probably discover that a great many of the more decorative planters actually come complete with their own liners. These liners are usually removable for easy cleaning before planting. If you are replacing a dead plant you should always ensure that the liner is removed and cleaned before reusing your planter.