Category Archives: Green Roofs

Planters for gardening on rootops and balconies

Successful landscaping and gardening on balconies and rooftops with planters has many challenges that residents of terrestrial dwellings don’t share. My goal with this forum is to make the reader/contributor aware of these somewhat complex issues, offer simple straightforward solutions, share resources, and garner constructive input from other interested parties.

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Restaurant Patio and Sidewalk Cafe Planters: Upscale marketing builds your brand and cools the earth

Restaurant patio and sidewalk cafe planters are an upscale marketing tactic that builds your brand while cooling the earth. Continue reading

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Recycled Plastic Lumber: Helping the world’s Rain Forests and slowing Climate Change.

More and more of our customers have been choosing Recycled Plastic Lumber over the past eight years, in 2017, RPL is being specified more often than real wood.  It is a win for the environment and for our customers. Continue reading

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Urban Garden Planters for Privacy

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Sustainable Garden Planter Design: measure twice cut once

A key component of sustainable design is adaptability. Good design allows for the replacement, or reworking, of components to preserve the value and materials of an earlier design when a situation requires it.  Even if that situation arises early in … Continue reading

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How to choose a garden planter

There are several issues to consider when choosing a garden planter or liner. Continue reading

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Landscape Architects and Designers Help You Avoid Expensive Mistakes!

While I acknowledge that I’m the type of person who wants to know “everything” and research the “double hell” out of everything I do, there are many things I either don’t have time for or don’t have enough interest in to get down to … Continue reading

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Large lightweight garden planters for roof gardens and balconies

Lightweight and cost-effective, multi-section garden planters by DeepStream Designs can help integrate green rooftop and balcony landscaping into more projects. Reducing the weight of structural components allow for more plants and planting medium.  The structural integrity of DeepStream’s planters are guaranteed to … Continue reading

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Container Gardening: Planting Mix vs. “Dirt”

Using the appropriate planting mix is essential when growing perennials or trees and bushes in large containers where repotting these heavy items with complex root systems is going to be problematic. Getting it right the first time is well worth the effort. Continue reading

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Wooden Garden Planter Design: lowest cost of ownership vs lowest initial price

While wood on wood planter construction will last 3 to 5 years, DeepStream’s Mariner garden planters are engineered with marine anodized aluminum legs and aircraft aluminum frameless design to last for decades, giving the lowest cost of ownership over time … Continue reading

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