Plant labeling can be a garden enthusiast’s best friend. When you have an organized garden, it is a beautiful sight to behold. Cherished plants can look very similar to weeds and can be accidentally pulled up if they are not labeled correctly. It can also be a problem for gardeners if they do not use labels that can stand up to the elements. Plant labels can fade in the sun, get torn off by harsh rain or wind, or could get eaten by neighborhood pets or pests. To avoid losing your plant labels, you can be assured when you buy higher quality garden plant markers that you know will outlast all of the things that nature may throw at them.
Plant labels come in a variety of types but the main ones are plastic, metal, wooden, copper, stainless steel, and aluminum. All types of labels come in an array of shapes and sizes to meet every gardener’s preference. Some labels are simple and are only used to identify plants. Other people like to have each area labeled with a high quality lawn ornament.
Plastic labels can be of higher quality or less quality, depending on the manufacturer and type. You can get “T” type labels, types that mark your rows, and stakes that hold your seed packets. They are also available in vinyl that has fade resistant ink on the label. If you are looking for a good quality stake, then plastic may be right for you.
Metal labels also have a “T” type variety along with row marker stakes or tags for your plant leaves. Metal is more sturdy than it’s plastic counterpart but it can also rust after a while if they are the wrong type.
Wooden labels are very sturdy and are also environmentally friendly. They are usually cheaper than plastic or metal garden plant markers. You can use a pencil or sharpie to mark the plant type on wooden markers.
Copper labels can also come in the “T” type variety. You can buy copper tags that include wire to wrap around a stake or plant stem. Some of the most elegant looking plant labels are made of copper. They are made in different shapes and are very sturdy.
Stainless steel labels are extremely of high quality. These will cost you a little more than the other types of labels but in the long run they are worth the extra price. You can find higher end types that will keep your garden looking beautiful and professional.
Aluminum garden plant labels are also very high quality and will last a long time. When labeling these you can use a ballpoint pen to emboss your plant’s name into it. Aluminum stands up to nature very well. You can wrap them around the stem of your plant and not have to worry about fading.