“It’s getting hot in herre so ……… insulate your planters”  

Insulated planters (safe and efficient)

Well now that I have your attention … let’s talk about root protection in the Las Vegas heat. It is no secret that metal is a heat conductor. According to (Ref*1) www.rightforeducation.org/. “Metals are held together by metallic bonds. Metallic bonds allow electrons to flow freely through the material, instead of being held close to the nucleic of the atoms. This allows heat to be transferred quickly through the material.” Fascinating, right!?! But this shouldn’t be a deal breaker when considering metal planter pots. By utilizing the high-quality construction products we have exclusive access to, we have safely and efficiently created a solution to this dilemma.

So how do we do it? We use top of the line expanded polystyrene or EPS insulation that retains its insulating properties over time. We use the same EPS boards that you will see used in construction and the panels we use are more moisture resistant than standard EPS. According to https://www.soprema.co.uk/en/article/sopravoice/the-difference-between-eps-and-xps-insulation  “EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) is a light-weight foam product. One cubic meter of EPS contains about 10 million beads. Each count approximately 3,000 cells which are closed off and filled with air. EPS is, in other words, composed of 2% polystyrene and 98% air. Since still air is the best thermal insulator, EPS makes for an excellent insulation material.” Another huge benefit you can trust in is the environmental impact EPS insulation has on your plants and the world around us. Despite what you may have heard, expanded polystyrene (EPS) is very environmentally friendly. https://www.molygran.com/ says “Made from 98% air, no toxic substances are used in the manufacture of EPS and it is 100% recyclable”. So, you can even plant organic fruit and vegetable gardens with confidence.

We have taken the guesswork out of planting in metal planters. You can be confident knowing that we have done our research so that your gardens can flourish in any season of the year. Metal is still the best option for outdoor planters as it will never bend or twist in extreme heat like plastics nor will it corrode or dissolve when exposed to water or wet dirt like fiberglass and most importantly metal will not expand and contract like clay planters causing cracking and chipping.  According to   https://homesteadandchill.com/materials-raised-garden-beds/ “Metal raised garden beds are becoming increasingly popular! They’re modern, sleek, and incredibly durable. Unlike wood raised beds, metal beds will not rot over time, swell and shrink with moisture, or require much upkeep. That said, galvanized steel raised garden beds are a great choice for super wet climates! Some folks may worry that metal beds will make their soil hot, but it’s nothing to be concerned about. Even if the metal feels warm to the touch, damp soil does a great job of buffering temperature swings. I know many hot-climate gardeners who use metal raised garden beds, no problem.”

We love our metal planters so much and we know you will too.

Now that you know your best choice in planters are metal planters you have to give Matrix Metalworks the opportunity to fulfill your custom designs projects.

Ref*1  https://rightforeducation.org/2020/12/11/why-do-metals-heat-up-in-the-sun/#:~:text=Metal%20heats%20up%20much%20more,that%20heat%20spreads%20through%20quickly

** This blog is based on our current materials used as of January 2023. Product type subject to change. But quality type never compromised**

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