The steel is delivered with a small oil film and is therefore not rusted upon delivery. We therefore recommend washing with lukewarm soapy water after assembly to remove the oil film. Within a few weeks, depending on rainfall, the rusting process will begin. If you are impatient, the process can be accelerated by one wash followed by a saltwater spray.
Corten steel is a unique material that is suitable for use in planters and raised beds. It is a corrosion-resistant steel that develops a rustic surface when exposed to weather and wind. This surface protects the steel from further rusting, making it an ideal material for outdoor use.
Planters and raised beds from byJEMA are made of corten steel and are designed with an elegant and timeless style. They are sturdy and can withstand harsh weather conditions, often found in the Nordic climate. They are also easy to maintain, as it is only necessary to wipe them with a damp cloth to remove any dirt or algae.
Their design is functional and fits well in many different garden environments, from modern to rustic. The planters and raised beds are also available in several sizes, so you can choose the size that best suits your garden space.
Corten steel also has the unique property of changing color over time, giving a rustic and natural look to your garden environment. This can provide a beautiful contrast to the surroundings and create a unique expression in your garden.
Another advantage of choosing corten steel planters and raised beds from byJEMA is their durability. They are made of a quality material that can withstand the Danish weather and last for many years.
Overall, corten steel planters and raised beds from byJEMA are an attractive choice for those who want a timeless, sturdy, and durable solution for their gardens. Their unique design and material choice provide a beautiful and natural addition to the garden, and their durability ensures that they will serve you for many years to come.
Does corten steel rust transfer to the substrate?
Corten steel transfers rust minimally compared to regular steel. However, it will always transfer a little bit of rust to the substrate in the beginning of the rusting process.
For placement on tiles or wood, we recommend a bottom plate. There are drainage holes in the bottom plate and the box will be raised about 5mm from the substrate so that the water can run away. On concrete tiles, rust can easily be removed with oxalic acid.
Corten steel lasts up to 8 times longer than regular steel. The climate in which corten steel is used plays a significant role in durability. In optimal conditions, corten steel in gardens will last over 50 years, while a salt-air environment will negatively affect its lifespan.
Does the steel harm the plants?
You can grow and plant all kinds of vegetables and plants in this planter. Steel is a natural material and will not release toxic substances to your vegetables. If you are still in doubt, we recommend lining the planter with plastic foil, flamingo, insulation mat or similar. This will also isolate the soil from the sides of the planter and extend its lifespan.
Corten steel is generally not harmful to plants as it is a corrosion-resistant material that does not release harmful chemicals or metals. However, it is important to check the soil's pH value and add soil-improving materials if necessary, as corten steel can tend to lower the soil's pH value.
It is also important to ensure good drainage in the planters and raised beds, as corten steel can rust if it is persistently wet.
It is also recommended to regularly prune the plants and ensure good ventilation in the planters and raised beds, so that the plants are not suffocated by excess moisture.
In summary, corten steel is a good choice for planters and raised beds.