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All of the Lunaform planters and urns are hand built on wheels, not unlike those of a clay potter, but made of a specialized concrete. This proprietary technique, coupled with our polymerized concrete, extensive steel reinforcing and finish patina layering assures you that Lunaform garden pots are the strongest and most durable pieces available. Nevertheless, it is important that the planting guidelines shown here are adhered to so that your planter will last for many generations.

Soil
Fill planter to within I" or less with a good quality, thoroughly tamped topsoil. Slightly crown the topsoil in the center of the pot. Do not use soils with vermiculite or soils with lots of peat.

Winterizing
The soil level described above must be maintained throughout the winter freeze-thaw cycles. If the soil level drops due to erosion or having been compressed it must be refilled before winter and tamped sufficiently to ensure that it does not erode during the ensuing winter months. If the planter has a lid or is otherwise covered during the winter months the soil level is not important. The exterior surfaces of all Lunaform planters require no seasonal protection.

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here or the photo above to view a cross-sectional planting diagram.

Drain Holes
All Lunaform bowls and planters are built with a drain hole. This opening may be covered with a screen mesh, small rocks or both before you fill the planter with soil.

If you use stones the maximum fill depth is 1".

Keep the stones away from the exterior walls of the planter.

Do Not
fill your bowl or planter with more than 1" of stones or other solid, non-compressible material.

Do not fill the bottom of your bowl or planter with vermiculite or styrofoam.

Use dirt or quality topsoil from top to bottom.