A similar contrast is also displayed here. The rusted planters and the green lawn and plants make each other stand out. At the same time, the planters coordinate with the large house doors.An interesting contrast is also featured here, where Corten steel was used to set a barrier between the green lawn with plant beds and the gravel pathway that follows the gentle slope. The weathered steel makes the transition less abrupt both in terms of color, shape and angle.
Corten steel develops its defining rusty color over time as it’s being exposed to the elements. It forms a layer of rust which protects it from further damage. This way the steel can withstand harsh weather conditions without suffering damage or needing constant maintenance.
You can combine weathered steel with a variety of other materials. Corten steel planters can be displayed along a reclaimed wood fence or they can delineate a brick or gravel pathway or driveway.
Certain climates and locations naturally integrate Corten steel planters into the landscape. A desert area, for example, is defined by colors and textures very similar to those of this material.
It’s also possible to match the planters to other decor elements such as a garden statue, a set of stairs or a fence. Either way, there are many different ways in which you can create harmony in a garden or backyard.