Isn’t a wooden planter ideal?

There are popular mainstays in most gardens, especially for the hobby-gardener. From plastic pots to wooden planters, the majority of growers have done the easy thing and picked up whatever was on sale at the gardening store for the new season.

Wooden planter

One of the more expensive – and harder to get rid of – mainstays in many gardens is the wooden planter. Sure, it seems like a great D.I.Y. weekend project, but it comes with a set of problems all its own that may make your garden into more work in the long run.

If you’ve been considering a wooden planter for your garden, we’d like to suggest a Geoplanter instead. Here are the top 5 things a Geoplanter offers that wood simply can’t:

Decayed wood

 Durability: Wooden planters may seem like an easy answer, but over the long term, wood decays. The rate that this happens depends on the outside environment – extremes of any kind will hurry this process along, excesses in rain or heat both will wear away at the wood. Geoplanters are made with strong marine-grade stitching, and are built to withstand constant moisture and UV exposure – no decay here!


Root care: Wooden planters aren’t well known for good drainage, and depending on the type and thickness of the wood, may inadvertently keep the soil over-warm on hot days. Roots are sensitive to temperature changes as well as overwatering. In comparison, Geoplanter is designed to allow proper water drainage and to naturally keep roots cool.

Carved planter

Easy to customize: While carpenters and professional woodworkers may be able to put together a good-looking, custom wooden planter, the price for completing this project can add up quickly. The default for most gardeners is to create a basic wooden box, add soil, and call it done. Geoplanters won’t break the bank, come in multiple configurations and options, and are easy to assemble – forget spending the weekend measuring, sawing, and nailing!

Overgrown yard

You can take it with you: Let’s face it – people move. Whether you’re buying a new home, renting a new one with a bigger (or smaller) yard, or changing towns – wooden planters usually get left behind. They’re difficult to take apart, would take up too much room in the moving van, and may have started to show signs of decay. Geoplanters are made to be durable, washable, and reusable – they’re easy to disassemble, easy to carry, and won’t take up a whole lot of space in the moving van or even the trunk of your car.

Empty planter

You can skip a season: Technically, you can skip a season of growing in a wooden planter, but it’s still going to be there, taking up space in your yard. Maybe you’ve decided to try out trellis for your climbing beans, or want to focus on planting rose bushes instead. The Geoplanter is easy to disassemble and can be cleaned and stored away for next season – no harm, no foul!

After looking at the differences between a Geoplanter and a wooden planter, it’s clear that the Geoplanter is just what you’ve been looking for! It’s available in sizes ranging from a 35-gallon capacity all the way to 240 gallons, a Geoplanter is great for your growing season after season!

The Geoplanter is made from the same renowned durable geotextile fabric as the GeoPot, but in a raised planter bed that will last for years of continuous gardening. Go ahead and give Geoplanter a try this spring!

Have a hydroponic or garden supply store? Left Coast Wholesale has you covered with wholesale pricing available on Geoplanters. If you’re looking for Geoplanters near you, call 800.681.1757 today to find a local Geoplanter retailer!

1 comment

Georgia Grisolia

Suggestions for keeping the potting soil from one year to the next if you take the GEO products apart and wash/clean to wait for spring again. Can’t afford to buy it all again every year.

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