Buyer’s Guide To Wholesale Lightweight Planters
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Buyer’s Guide To Wholesale Lightweight Planters

For professional landscapers, landscape architects, and interior designers who are looking for luxury lightweight planters for their projects, rest easy – you’ve found the largest range of lightweight, fiberglass planters shipped direct to you!

Our planters are made from the finest commercial-grade fiberglass and resin materials, making them extremely durable, weather-resistant but also incredibly lightweight.

Discover the possibilities for you and your customers with the Jay Scotts Collection of world-class lightweight planters!

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Who Uses Lightweight Planters

Due to their versatility and portability, lightweight planters are becoming increasingly popular among various types of individuals and organizations, including:

  • Hospitality: Hotels, resorts, restaurants, cafes, and bars often use lightweight planters to add greenery to their outdoor dining areas, pool decks, and patios. These planters can be easily moved around to create different seating arrangements and to accommodate changing weather conditions.
  • Retail: Retail stores use lightweight planters both indoors and outdoors to add a touch of nature to their spaces. They are often used to display products outside the store entrance or to divide up different sections within the store.
  • Landscaping: Professional landscapers use lightweight planters to design and create unique outdoor spaces for commercial and residential clients. Lightweight planters can be easily transported to the project site and arranged in various configurations to achieve the desired look.
  • Real Estate: Real estate developers and property managers use lightweight planters to enhance the curb appeal of buildings and to create inviting outdoor spaces for tenants and visitors.
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Benefits Of Using Lightweight Planters

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One of the main benefits of using lightweight planters is that they are easier to handle and transport than traditional stone, clay or ceramic pots. This means that you can change the location and arrangement of your plants more frequently and with less effort. You can also move your plants indoors or outdoors depending on the weather conditions, especially in the winter. Lightweight planters are ideal for balconies, rooftops, patios, or any other place where weight is a concern.

Another benefit of lightweight planters is that they are easier to handle during planting and maintenance. When you are working with a heavy planter, you may struggle to lift and maneuver it while adding soil or water, or adjusting your aesthetic design. Lightweight planters, on the other hand, are much easier to handle, making them ideal for gardening and interior decorating enthusiasts of all ages and abilities.

Lastly, lightweight planters are better for the health and growth of your plants. Drilling holes in lightweight planters is easy and allow more air circulation and drainage. Lightweight planters can also help regulate the temperature of your plants by reflecting or absorbing heat much better than a heavier, denser, material such as metal or stone – which is great for a winter spent outdoors when you need to insulate your plants!

Best Materials For Lightweight Planters

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Fiberglass is the best material for lightweight planters because it has many advantages over other materials. Fiberglass is a composite material made of glass fibers embedded in a resin matrix. It is strong, durable, weather-resistant, and corrosion-resistant. It can also be molded into various shapes and sizes, and painted with different colors and finishes.

Fiberglass is also much lighter than other materials, such as metal, wood, or concrete. This makes fiberglass planters easier to transport, especially for large or tall ones.

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Jay Scotts’ Lightweight Planter Sizes

Here at Jay Scotts, we store a huge inventory of the finest lightweight fiberglass composite planter on the market with over 70 styles in multiple sizes that are painted to order.

Whether you’re looking for small lightweight planters to decorate your office or medium to large planters to create a piece of statement, we have the right planters for you!

Small Size Lightweight Planters

Jay Scotts’ most adore small planter, the Tonto small cube planter is a classic contemporary modern fiberglass square container that may be exhibited on tables, consoles, countertops, pedestals, or ottomans. The collection was created specifically for use with 6” inch-grow pots in mind to showcase the beauty and elegance of plants.

For a more modern and unique look, the curves and angles from our River Rock planter will surely satisfy you and your customers. Available in three dimensions, 13x7x4 up to 16x10x6 in and 22x21x12 inches, our tabletop River Rock planters are ideal for use on a large table or as a stand-alone floor planter.

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Medium Size Lightweight Planters

Jay Scotts’ medium size planters range from 24 inches, 36 inches to 48 inches in length, and can complement any sizeable commercial space, indoors or in a landscape.

For instance, our Montroy Cube Fiberglass Planter, available in 12″ to 60″ lengths, can be used as an indoor plant pot, patio planter or to put the perfect finishing touch on the design of your beer garden.

Large Size Lightweight Planters

Though our custom planters go beyond the traditional and standard sizes in our collection, our most popular large and extra-large lightweight planters are available in lengths of 54 inches, 65 inches, 84 inches, and even 100 inches in our Hudson Extra Long Rectangular Planter.

For a large-size solo piece, the San Jose tall planter or Wannsee round planter will bring a touch of luxury to every space whether it’s indoor or outdoor.

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Jay Scotts’ Lightweight Planter Shapes

Jay Scotts is a leading manufacturer of high-quality lightweight fiberglass planters that are designed to meet the needs of both residential and commercial customers.

Our latest collection of lightweight fiberglass planters offers a range of shapes including square, rectangular, and round, making them the ideal solution for a wide variety of settings and installations.

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Lightweight Round Planters

Round planters are a popular choice in landscaping projects as they provide a simple yet effective way of adding greenery and color to outdoor spaces. They can be used to create focal points, accentuate architectural features, or define boundaries and pathways. Round planters can also be arranged in groups or clusters to add visual interest and texture to gardens and green outdoor living areas.

As in our featured project The Gates, we used a mix of different sizes of round planters such as the Wannsee and Tarragona bowl planters to create a textured aesthetic suitable to the high expectations of this luxury space.

Lightweight Tapered Planters

In addition to their aesthetic value, tapered planters also offer practical benefits for landscaping projects.

With wider planting areas and a small footprint, they can be used in a variety of settings, from private residences to commercial developments, further highlighting their versatility. For instance, a single tapered planter such as our San Jose flute planter on its own will a create solo statement for every home exterior.

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Lightweight Square Planters

Square planters are a versatile and stylish addition to landscaping projects. They can be used in a variety of ways, from creating groupings of plants to lining walkways or borders, this can easily be achieved by using the Cuba low-corner planters or the Montroy Cube planters.

Square planters are also an excellent choice for small gardens or balconies as they provide a compact and defined growing space that fits into tight spaces.

Lightweight Rectangular Planters

Rectangular planters are another popular choice in landscaping projects. They are often used to line walkways, patios, and driveways, creating a structured and organized look. Rectangular planters can also be used to create garden beds or as dividers between outdoor living spaces.

Taking inspiration from our featured project with the PLANT PARENTS, our Cuba low rectangular planters were used to define walkways and brought greenery to the office space.

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Colors & Finishes

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Our products are not only warranted for three years, but each color and premium finish we offer protects your pot from UV rays, harsh chemicals, and inclement weather – making them perfect for projects that demand maximum performance, appearance, and durability.

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Lightweight Planter FAQ’s

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What is the most lightweight material for planters?

If you are looking for a material that is easy to move and transport, fiberglass planters are considered the best for your gardening needs. Lightweight planters are made of fiberglass and resin materials that have a low density and a high strength-to-weight ratio similar to plastic.

Are resin planters better than plastic?

Resin planters are usually more expensive than plastic planters, but they can last longer and require less maintenance.

Resin and plastic are both synthetic materials that can be molded into various shapes and sizes. However, resin planters are made of organic compounds, more durable, and resistant to cracking. Plus, they also have a more natural and realistic appearance than plastic which can enhance the beauty of your plants.

How do you make a flower pot lighter?

To make a flower pot lighter, first, use a lightweight material like fiberglass. These materials are both durable and feather-light!

Once potted, other ways to reduce planter weight include watering only as much as is needed. This reduces the weight of the soil and prevents root rot. Another option is to choose a smaller pot that fits the size of the plant. A smaller pot will require less soil and water and will be easier to move around. A third option is to use lightweight pot fillers to reduce soil usage.

What can I put in the bottom of my planter to use less soil?

One way to use less soil in your planter is to fill the bottom with some lightweight and porous material, such as pebbles, gravel, perlite, or vermiculite. This will create drainage and aeration for your plants while reducing the amount of soil needed.

What can I use to weigh down outdoor planters?

If you want to keep your outdoor planters from tipping over in strong winds, you can use some materials to weigh them down. Some common options are stone, rocks, gravel, sand, bricks, or concrete to add stability and drainage to your planters. Just make sure to place them in the lower half of the planter!

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