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(Above photo - Pair Large English Terracotta Garden Urns Architectural Antiques )
One of the best ways to decorate the yard outside your home is to use large terracotta garden urns. The urns are made from a particular type of soil and cured in kilns to make them more durable. They are suitable for planting flowers and other garden plants, thanks to their rusty-brown color.
The main reason to invest in a terracotta garden urn is its ability to provide a healthy environment for plant growth. First, clay is a porous material that makes drainage easier. Besides, moisture can penetrate the clay walls and give water to the roots closest to the edges of the urn. Therefore, plants get a very natural environment when grown in terracotta urns than other materials such as plastic.
(Above photo - Pair Georgian Terracotta Urns - Garden Vase on Pedestal )
Terracotta urns are best when used outdoors, providing an earthy patina that contrasts with the color of your plants and flowers. As cured clay interacts with the elements, minerals can pull through the walls and be deposited on the surface. The following are some of the benefits of using terracotta garden urns.
Less Expensive: Using clay urns is one of the cheapest ways to adorn your garden. They cost much less than bronze and lead pots. Therefore, you can afford to purchase many of these for use in your garden.
Porous Walls: Terracotta has porous walls through which water and air can move. That is important in helping drain excess water from the soil and allowing moisture to pass through the walls to the roots.
(Above photo - Pair Terracotta Garden Urns Pedestal - Classical Celtic Gothic )
Great for All Types of Plants: You can use terracotta urns for planting succulents, cacti, and other plants that thrive in drier soil. All different types of plants can grow in these containers too.
For Indoor or Outdoor Use: Even though this article discusses terracotta garden urns, the containers are great for indoor use too. You can use them to plant flowers and keep them on a console table or other surface within your house.
Great for All Climates: Terracotta urns are great for both colder and warmer climates. That’s because the walls of the pot are porous. They can draw water in for use by the roots and drain water to keep the soil dryer.
Great Color and Patina: Cured terracotta urns have a unique red hue, improving with time. As minerals sip through the walls, the color gets more attractive, blending with the plants and flowers.
Despite the many benefits of terracotta urns, they also come with several disadvantages. For example, they tend to crack when used outdoors in freezing weather. It might also be necessary to keep watering plants that thrive in a lot of water.
(Above photo - Pair Large English Stone Garden Urns Amphora Vase )
Having antique terracotta garden urns is an excellent way to get the most out of your outdoor space. They are great for all types of plants and flowers. If you want somewhere to plant succulents and cacti, terracotta provides the perfect dry soil to make them thrive. Given that these urns are affordable, just about anyone can have them in their garden.
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