The bigger a pot, the more it costs. Why not make your own inexpensive container, one that can withstand the test of time and the elements? Learn how to construct a homemade hypertufa trough.
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If the container is to be larger than 18 inches in diameter, fiberglass or micro-synthetic fibers called Fibermesh can be used for added strength. They can purchased at most concrete product suppliers. Simply add a handful (or one part) of the fibers to the dry-ingredient mixture.
At this time, you can also add a concrete dye for color (photo, right). However, these colors tend to fade after being exposed to the sun and rain. If you choose to include a dye, add enough so that the entire mixture is colored.