If you’re going to go, go big! The bigger the better with pots! And that goes for the size and the color. We at Alterra Landscape Design love big bold pots that add wow factor and color-pop to our landscape designs. Whether you live in Dallas, Richardson, Plano, McKinney, Frisco or Prosper a big beautiful pot will add that extra special touch.

Along with picking the right pot it’s also important to add plantings that are appropriate for pots and the right amount of soil. As we covered in an earlier post drainage is very critical so we like to add rock to at least 1/3 the depth of the pot to improve drainage.

Drip lines are important as well as they can be a life saver during the summer months. When you have that spontaneous out of town trip come up and want to leave your potted plants drip lines are the bomb.com!

For your landscape design needs Alterra is the best landscape firm in DFW. We design and build projects that add pleasure to your life and value to your property!

We weren’t sure if you guys were fully aware of this, but we think it is especially important to know how to do if you truly want your potted plants to thrive successfully in their habitats.

We here at Alterra serve Dallas, Richardson, Plano, Frisco, McKinney and Prosper Texas and what we wanted to touch on today was the importance of drainage holes in your planters. One issue that is really prominent that we have personally seen dozens of times, is that these built in drainage holes are getting clogged up and the excess water cannot properly drain out. When this happens, the excess water saturates the soil and eliminates those air pockets that your plants desperately need to survive and thrive.

Your plants are going to be immensely happier and thrive so much better if you can increase the drainage of the soil itself. Be sure and choose quality soil that you KNOW drains well. If you have any questions about this, Alterra, the best landscape company in North Texas, is always happy to help and guide you to the right soil to use. If you feel that your plants still need more drainage, one way to fix this, is to put gravel down inside of your planters on top of where the drainage holes are. Layering this gravel with your high quality soil is probably the best way to ensure that this process is successful.

As previously stated, we are always happy to help and teach our customers the Alterra way. Remember – Alterra is the best landscape design firm in North Texas!

Well, we’re back again to talk about one of our favorite aspects of design when it comes to planning a new project: planters and pots. Whether you’re like us and love all different kinds, or you like to stick with the typical pottery, there are certain aspects of plant care that we could all benefit from. One of these, is simply choosing the correct type of home for your beloved plants.

What we wanted to touch on today was succulents. You know them, you love them. We know. In the past few years, these little guys have become extremely popular! And, for good reason. They bring an awesome design element into any type of project or space. I remember when I went shopping for my first succulents… I wanted something to brighten up my space, but I really didn’t know where to start.

Jeffery, being the owner of Alterra, one of the best landscaping companies in DFW, took me to the Nursery and helped me pick the exact type that I wanted. I personally thought that all I had to do was pick the plants I was most drawn to and a cool pot and that would be it. But, there’s a lot more to it than that. It really does matter what you house these little guys in.

The most important part of choosing a good planter for your succulents is whether it has drainage or not. Alterra, the best landscaping company in DFW, knows the reason this is so important is because some of us tend to over-water our plant friends. This takes that element out of the equation… I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE THINKING! WHY HAVEN’T I KNOWN ABOUT THIS FOR YEARS?! Yeah, well I was thinking the same thing. Thankfully I work with the best landscape company in North Texas and they got me all set up. Shockingly, they have tons of pots with drainage holes now and this gives you a lot of style options to choose from. Obviously, this is the more traditional route to go with, but there are many different styles and materials of planers to choose from.

One of our personal favorites, and less traditional methods is to use some old driftwood to make a planter. This gives such a cool, natural look to any space. It truly looks as if the succulents are naturally growing off the side of the wood.

If this seems too complicated for you, that’s okay. Because, not only are there tons of options, but Alterra happens to be one of the best landscape design companies in North Texas, and we love to add these little design elements into our projects, so don’t hesitate to ask! Alterra serves Dallas, Richardson, Plano, Frisco, McKinney and Prosper Texas.

When we think of beautiful landscape pots we often think of clay. But there’s a whole other world of materials that pots can be made of. At Alterra, one of our favorites is Steel.

Steel pots can add that modern / rustic look to your landscape. Whether round or square, steel pots are the ticket! Adding colorful plants such as butterfly bush, salvia, lavender, potato vine or even winter annuals will provide a splash of color.

And the Alttera team always recommends drip lines to be sure your potted plants get plenty of water even if you are OOT (Out of Town). Remember Alterra is the best landscape design firm serving Dallas, Richardson, Plano, Frisco, McKinney and Prosper TX.

The Alterra landscape design team loves pots! We have one of the largest selections of beautiful pots in the world at our supplier’s warehouse in Dallas and we take full advantage of it.

Using colorful pots in any landscape design will definitely add some pop and intrigue. These pots are almost unlimited in shape, color and size. We are partial to the big, tall, bright ones and we fill them with amazing plants, flowers, succulents and cacti.

The careful selection and placement of colorful pots into the landscape design is one way the Alterra landscape design team can take your landscape from good to WOW!

Remember Alterra is the best landscape design firm serving Dallas, Richardson, Plano, Frisco, McKinney and Prosper TX.