What Are The Benefits of a Fiberglass Planter VS a Concrete Planter?

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FIBERGLASS PLANTER VS A CONCRETE PLANTERDifferent planters work differently – it is a simple fact! There are a huge variety of different planters, and each can have their own uses. However, there are benefits to using one planter over another. Fiberglass planters have a whole list of benefits, but when compared with concrete planters, there are a few of these benefits that stand out from the crowd. From basic things such as their lighter weight, to their lack of toxic chemicals, there are a few benefits to fiberglass planters that make them better than concrete planters. 

Lighter Weight

Gardening can be hard work, but it doesn’t need to be! When it comes to wanting to rearrange or make different design choices, fiberglass planters are perfect for this. Fiberglass planters are extremely lightweight, due to the fact that fiberglass itself is incredibly light. This is one of the most mentioned benefits to owning a fiberglass planter, and it is something that is reiterated on a whole host of different pros and cons lists! While this is a pro in general, it is a direct benefit when compared with concrete planters! Concrete planters are heavy, which means that they are far harder to move. They also often require additional support slabs to keep them in one place and ensure that they do not damage the grass or plants around them. That either means that they need to stay in one specific place, or they need to be far smaller! With fiberglass, there doesn’t have to be any kind of compromising. 


There is a lot to worry about when it comes to plants and the weather, but luckily, when it comes to the weather, fiberglass planters do not have to be one of them. Fiberglass is resistant to freezing temperatures, which will keep it from shattering when the temperatures drop. Fiberglass is also shatterproof, which means that with the fluctuating temperatures there does not have to be any kind of worry about whether or not the planter will break in any way. Fiberglass planters can stay outside in winter and summer months, making them perfect for anyone with all season plants, or those who just tend to forget to swap their planters out. Concrete planters are very susceptible to changing temperatures. They do not do well in winter months, which would involve needing to cart the planter indoors and outdoors as the seasons changed. 


Plants don’t like chemicals! Plants need a lot of things to survive and thrive, and chemicals do the opposite of that. Plants need healthy soil, clean water, and minerals. Fiberglass planters are the best to promote such an environment! Fiberglass planters, with their resin coating, are chemical free! They are also resistant to absorbing any kind of damaging materials. Concrete planters do not operate that way. The way that concrete planters are made, they absorb a lot of dangerous chemicals and they then have a tendency to leak these chemicals, which are then transferred to the plants. Their porous makeup are the opposite of the fiberglass makeup, and this could do damage to the plants that are contained within them. Additionally, the run-off of the concrete planter could do damage to plants that are near the concrete planter.


There are a large number of different shapes, sizes, and finishes that concrete and fiberglass planters both come in. The main difference between them comes down to longevity. Concrete planters are vulnerable to chips and scratches from the elements, especially if they are in high traffic areas. Concrete planters also lose colors very quickly due to UV exposure. Fiberglass planters, as mentioned before, are extremely durable. They are rust-, shatter-, and frost-proof, so the elements don’t have to be a worry. Because of this, these fiberglass planters tend to look newer for longer, and when they start looking dingy, they can be cleaned with just a rag, a bit of soap, and some warm water. The fiberglass and resin makeup allow for a bigger variety of shapes, and the color of these planters lasts longer when compared with other planters. There are over sixteen color options and finishes that Jay Scotts fiberglass planters come in, which are guaranteed to last no matter where the planters are placed. 

While concrete planters can be lovely, fiberglass planters are lighter weight, weather resistant, don’t contain chemicals, and hold their appearance! To search the entire catalog of Jay Scotts planters, be sure to download it today! Jay Scotts has also compared multiple types of planters against fiberglass. For any other questions or if you need help finding the right planter, don’t hesitate to ask.

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