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Modern Planters for Your Garden

Steel Tapered Planter  by Outdoor Art Pros

If you have a garden area on your property, you might not want to have a traditional, rustic looking garden. You might not want to have the antique look to the fountains and the planters that are in the garden area. Instead, you might want to embrace the look and feel of a modern outdoor space. Of course, if you are looking to evoke the modern look in your garden, you need to have all of the right features. This includes the planters that you are using. Boring terracotta pots or antique style planters are not going to do it.

You need something more interesting that evokes a modern look for the planters, statues, water features, and any other items that you have out in the garden. When all of the items that you have to evoke a modern style, it helps to bring it all together.


Benefits of a Modern Looking Garden

Why would you want to have a modern garden? It will look different from all of the other gardens out there, for starters. Many people go the simpler route of having rustic and traditional types of planters and features in their garden. While these can look nice, they do tend to blend together somewhat. You are looking for a design that is different, something that is unique and decidedly modern.

When you have a modern garden, it looks less like a backyard and more like an art installation, which certainly adds to the aesthetic appeal of your space. It also makes your garden unique amongst all of the others that are around the neighborhood.


Designing Your Garden

Steel Cube Planter 

It can be tempting to grab some modern planters and then create the rest of your garden a bit at a time. However, you will have a better and more cohesive result when you instead take the time to plan the garden from start to finish. This will help to give you a better mental picture of what the garden will look like, and it will make it easier for you to choose all of the right planters and other materials for your garden.

Make some notes of the look and feel that you want, along with notes on the space that you have available. Consider the types of plants that you will want to grow in the garden, as well. Even the color of the plants that you plan to grow could change the type and color of the planter that you choose.

Put in some time and energy to create your modern garden plan, and then start to look for the planters and the other items that need to go into it. Just try to make sure that you have a malleable plan in place. This way, you can make changes to it as needed, and it can still work well and you can end up with a design that you love.


Tips for Choosing Modern Planters


Faccia Contemporary Garden Planter


You can find some truly impressive and artsy modern planters in our collection, and they are available in a range of sizes and materials. Some are made from steel and others from concrete, for example. There are planters that are short and squat, as well as those that are tall and slender. There are squares, rectangles, bowls, and a massive range of colors and styles. There are also a wide variety of animal planters. With all of the options, it allows you to find the ideal modern planters that help you to create the garden of your dreams.

Whether you want to have modular rectangular or square planters, urn planters, window box planters, or anything in between, you can find some beautiful modern options available. You can find options that will fit in nicely with the rest of your garden.

However, it is not just about the looks when you are choosing your planters. You also have to think about the size of the planters you are considering and make sure that they will fit well with the space that you have available. You may find that having several smaller planters, or a set of different sized planters will work better for certain areas than just having large planters, for example.


Choose Other Items for Your Modern Garden

Modern planters are just the beginning if you want to have a modern-looking garden.You also have to think about all of the other items that will go into the garden. This will include any statuary that you might want to add, the pave stones or walkways, lighting, and water features. The items that you choose should all work with one another to create a solid look for the garden. When you are choosing the planters, you will want to look at other items that will work well with them in the garden. You may also want to look at how to pair these planters with pedestals Since there are so many options, this will not limit you, but it is important that you do it before you start buying. After all, you might not want to have a haphazard collection of items that will take your garden from modern to eclectic.


Take Proper Care of Your Garden

You want your garden to keep looking great, and that means that you need to take proper care of it. You have to water the plants to help keep them in good condition, and you need to clean up around the planters and the other items that you have out there. Fortunately, this will usually only require a bit of sweeping and some raking, along with removing dead leaves and petals from plants and flowers.

One of the most important steps that you do not want to skip when you are designing a modern garden is the planters. If they do not have a modern look, they are going to seem out of place with the rest of the garden. Take your time to find quality modern planters that are the right size and that have the right look to evoke the feeling that you want in your garden. With a little time and research, you will be able to find just what you need.

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The Secrets to Illuminating Your Landscape

Adding lighting to your yard is one of the best ways to maximize the usage of your property and learning the secrets to illuminating your landscape properly can be a great way to guarantee your project comes out looking great.  

Lighting is an important and often overlooked part of landscaping and when added correctly, your lighting can bring an entirely new aspect out of your décor.  Accent lighting can be the perfect addition to illuminate walkways, paths, and stairs. You can also use accent lighting that is built into your planters and water fountains like the Radiance Lighted Outdoor Fountain, to add a subtle trail of light to your landscape.  

Radiance Lighted Outdoor Fountain

Radiance Lighted Outdoor Fountain

Spotlighting can be used to accentuate certain décor or home.  Spotlights can be placed to face your home to give your house a stately appeal and this type of lighting can be a great way to spruce your nighttime décor up without breaking the bank. No matter what type of décor your yard currently has, there is a lighting system that is suited to your needs and style.  Below are some additional tips to remember when making your choices

Safety First

There are many reasons to illuminate your landscape but perhaps none is more important than safety. A well-lit yard is inviting to your visitors and the proper lighting can transform an unused patio into the new family hang out. You should try to place your lighting in an area in which it is serving both a decorative and safety purpose. Accent lighting is one of the most subtle but effective ways to add safety lighting to your home. Another way to add light in your yard is through light fountain accessories available from our site.

Accent lighting can be added to your stairways to provide you with the most visibility possible without taking away from your overall décor. A well-lit yard is also a great deterrent to would-be intruders. These unsavory individuals are known to look for homes with little security and lighting as their targets and having a well-lit yard can help to sway any thieves from entering your property.

Revelation Garden Fountain With Light

Revelation Garden Fountain With Light


There are endless lighting options available to you today and narrowing down your selection can seem like it will be a hefty task. To help you with your selection you should venture out around the neighborhoods to see who already has lighting in their yard and how it is used. You want to note any setups you prefer. A quick internet search will also give you a plethora of choices to decide from.

There are a wide variety of styles and bulb types to consider.  Different types of lighting systems will look and operate differently. Some systems give you the option to replace worn out bulbs while others are designed to be discarded once the bulbs are worn out. Low energy bulbs such as LEDs are the best option for homeowners as they provide excellent lighting with little energy use.


LEDs or Light Emitting Diodes are one of the most energy-efficient forms of lighting available today. These mini two-lead semiconductor lighting sources utilize a special plate that allows electrons to release energy in the form of light protons when electricity is applied. LEDs were originally developed in the early 1960s and today we use LEDs in a myriad of everyday items such as your TV remote.

LEDs have some significant advantages over incandescent lights in that they have lower energy consumption, smaller size, longer lifetime, improved durability, and faster switching times. This has led manufacturers to start using LEDs in all types of lighting systems including aviation lighting, headlights, home lighting, camera flashes, and even traffic signals.  

Go Green

You should consider going green with your yard lighting.  Solar powered yard lights have become very popular as they save the homeowner money and they are extremely easy to install.  Solar yard lighting has no cords to be run and most operate off of a light sensor, so you don’t need to worry about setting any timers.  

Another huge advantage of green-powered lighting is that you can add as much of it as you like without increasing your monthly lighting bill. This means you can really make your backyard a well-lit comfortable conversation hub within your property. Don't be shy about creating an indoor appeal with your lighting effects.

Tiering Rainforest Fountain

Tiering Rainforest Fountain


You may find that there is no green option for the lighting system that you desire.  When this is the case you should consider adding a timer to your system. Set your timer to automatically go on at dusk hours and off in the morning ad the sun is rising.  Many systems today offer light sensors built in. These are a smart addition as they will automatically turn on your lights when the sensors read below a certain level of sunlight.

You May Need a Professional

Not all lighting systems are easy to install and if you have decided on a more complicated system that requires wiring into your homes electrical, you should consider hiring a professional to complete your installation. There are lighting specific contractors that can help to answer any questions you may have about the cost of installing a lighting system in your home.

You should never attempt to wire a lighting system into your home unless you have the experience to do so. When working with electricity special precautions must be made to avoid serious injury or damaging your home.  

Walk Towards the Light

Now that you have a better understanding of how to illuminate your yard properly, you are ready to go out and find the perfect lighting system to fit your needs. Don't be afraid to ask a professional for help if you need it.  

Be sure to follow the tips in this guide to ensure you get the most out of your plans to brighten up your yard and before you know it you and your guest will be enjoying countless nights in your well-lit personal sanctuary.