Zinc planters are a popular choice for many gardeners. Often admired for their contemporary modern look and durable qualities, it’s no wonder zinc planters are growing in popularity. Find out what makes our zinc planters better than the rest in our Zinc Planter Quality Comparison guide.
What Makes Our Zinc Planters Better than the Rest?
Our range of planters have been made from steel and coated in a layer of zinc, a tough and durable duo. Though known for its strength, steel is also prone to rust, but don’t worry! We’ve coated our planters in a layer of hardy zinc to protect them from rust and make them last.
Our planters have a steel thickness of 0.69mm on planters up to 60cm and a thickness of 0.80mm on planters exceeding this size. They have been electroplated in zinc at 120g/m2 thickness to protect the steel.
Often you will find other manufacturers galvanising their planters at a much lower quality of around 40g/m2. This thinner coating has far less protection and is much less durable. We want your planter to last as long as possible, and with our thick zinc coating, your planter will do just that.
Caring for Your Zinc Planter
Zinc provides the raincoat that your steel planter needs, helping to protect it from water and subsequent rusting. Our planters are tough and durable, but there are still ways in which a galvanised planter can be affected.
- Scratches and other mechanical damage: It’s crucial to be careful not to scratch its surface, as rusting can occur once the steel is exposed.
- Impurities in the soil and air: Zinc won’t be degraded by oxygen and pure water, but many trace chemicals exist, especially in soil and fertiliser. These chemicals will slowly react with the zinc until the steel is exposed one day, and rusting will start to set in.
Although you can place soil directly into these planters, we advise using a thick, non-biodegradable plastic liner or bag to help protect your planters from these trace chemicals. This simple trick will help prolong your planter’s life so that you can enjoy it for longer.
Why Choose Our Zinc Planters?
At Primrose, we believe our planters can be high quality while remaining affordable. We conduct regular quality checks at our factories to ensure that our products stay at the high standard we strive to meet.