Frequently Asked Questions
Do your planters have internal shelves?
Not for our stock sized planters, but we make a custom shelf for all the custom made metal planters. Or, you can add non-biodegradable material in the base of the planter to decrease the amount of growing media needed.
If you prefer a fiberglass planter, we suggest using a non-biodegradable material in the base of the planter, like packing peanuts, then layer with landscape fabric followed by the recommended soil.
Is there a warranty on your planters? If so, what is the warranty?
We do offer a warranty on our planters. Our planters carry a 1-year limited warranty on material and workmanship, and a 3-year limited warranty on the finish against rusting, peeling, chipping, cracking, mold, and mildew.
Our warranty covers any defects in manufacturing that become apparent during the normal use of our product. The warranty does not cover loss due to theft, nor to damage caused by misuse, abuse, modifications, improper storage, or acts of nature. The warranty also does not cover any parts or products that are subject to normal wear and tear.
In the case of an approved warranty claim, PureModern reserves the right to repair and/or replace the product with the same product. The warranty does not cover any, nor allow for any recovery of incidental or consequential damages such as loss of use, damage to property, or other consequential damage. PureModern will not accept liability for such damage. Any alterations to the product after delivery will void this warranty.
Can I order product samples even though I am not ordering a product right now?
When you order PureModern’s free samples*, you can see the color and texture**, and placing the samples in the right lighting will allow you to determine, with confidence, the correct option for you and your client.
*Planter color samples are complimentary. Fire pit swatches require a down payment that is credited upon return.
**Only our Modern Elite Planter and concrete fire pit color samples come in the same product color and texture. Our PurePots color samples come on a heavy plastic that emulates the texture of our fiberglass planters.
How do you fill a planter?
There is a lot of information about how to properly fill a planter. However, we recommend the following process:
1.) Make sure the planter is level and is elevated above the area it is sitting upon to prevent condensation.
2.) Add a filler that is not biodegradable, if the planter is considerably larger than the space needed for the plant to grow.
3.) Place landscape fabric to separate the filler from the soil and allow excess water from a possible over-saturated soil to leave the roots.
4.) Add about 6 inches of soil. Make sure the soil you use is appropriate for the plant. Then, tamp down, add more soil, and repeat.
5.) Add Plant sipper, if desired.
6.) Add the plant, more soil, and then wet the soil.
7.) Leave about an inch space between the top of the soil and the top of the planter
Learn more at https://www.puremodern.com/blogs/news/how-to-properly-fill-a-planter
Do you provide trade discounts and wholesale pricing?
Yes, we do offer trade discounts and wholesale pricing. To apply to our trade discount program, please click here to learn more and fill out the form. Once the form is filled out, you can expect to hear back from us within 24 hours.
To learn more about our wholesale planter pricing, click here.
Do I need liners? Why or why not?
You do not need liners for marine-grade aluminum and fiberglass planters. Neither of these materials degrades from constant exposure to water and soil. Additionally, marine-grade aluminum and fiberglass planters can be made watertight, further removing the need for a liner.
Liners are good to use if the planter material will degrade when in constant contact with soil and water, such as a wood planter. Also, a liner is good to use in interior applications if the planter is not watertight.
PureModern offers a variety of fiberglass planters so that your vision can be turned into reality.
Fiberglass planters are lightweight, durable, and versatile. They come in a variety of colors and designs with matte, glossy, and faux stone or wood finishes. PureModern also offers an array of types of fiberglass including, metal infused, faux metal, stone, and wood finishes, and reinforced fiberglass for large planters.
While lightweight, fiberglass is still long-lasting and difficult to break, and highly resistant to cracking or warping. Fiberglass is great at retaining moisture and resistant to mold, frost, and color fading from UV rays.
When it comes to custom shapes, fiberglass has the greatest range in shape possibilities but requires a much longer lead time than aluminum to create a custom planter. To avoid a longer lead time, we recommend that you choose from our large selection of planter shapes and sizes in stock.