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Upcycling Planters

We were tasked this week by one of our clients with taking old brown dirty planters and restoring them ready to go in front of their offices.

We proceeded to remove all the old plants and topsoil, sanded them down before giving them a new coat of paint, and a second life.


We then filled them up starting with gravel at the base, then water tanks to reduce the amount of manual watering required, and filled them to the top with compost.


Finally, we installed plants that are in keeping with other areas of the offices before finishing it off with ornamental mulch. As a company that is striving to be Carbon Neutral and sustainable, upcycling is an important part of that process which work like this goes a long way towards.