We have given more general information about different gabion ideas that you can use in your outdoor spaces. Today, I want to emphasize a specific type of gabion idea, which is the gabion planter. In a general term, the gabion planter can be defined as a kind of landscape construction with different styles of the rust-proof and weather-resistant galvanized steel wire structure, in which you can put your beautiful plants and flowers.
Different shapes of gabion planters
There are different shapes of gabion planters; square, round, rectangular and etc. For big garden gabion planters, there are two baskets, which are inner and outer layers. The inner basket is better to be round or square so that your plants will be suitable for it. In addition, these gabion structures are generally galvanized steel wire, which enables your gabion planter to be more stable. Furthermore, galvanized steel wires are more durable for outdoor places.
When it comes to the landscaping materials for gabion planters, you can use the beach pebbles, river rocks, and any other smooth unpolished stones. Also, you can use different materials (like pinecones and wooden blocks) to fill up the gabion’s outer basket. Since the gabion planters will be heavy after you filled the outer basket with stones, it will be better to fill the inner basket with the lightweight materials. Thus, you can move them easily.
Mini gabion planters
Apart from the big ones, you can create a mini gabion planter with the same materials (small wire structure and small size stones). You can use these beautiful planters for both indoor and outdoor places. Of course, you can make the structure as your own and as you wish. Furthermore, the holes on the gabion planter (mini or big ones) will help your plant breathe and make the drainage working well.
As you see in the photos, there are different shapes and sizes of the gabion planters that you can use for your garden, front/backyard, patios, balconies, and homes, as well. Moreover, you can grow various plants in a gabion planter such as small trees, flowers, vegetables and etc. Hope you will find a suitable one for your own houses.