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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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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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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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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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Individual action against green house gas, thermal gain can make a difference

As the sea level here in Miami rises faster than originally predicted just a few years ago, we at DeepStream Designs have put a lot of effort into providing a full range of garden planters, green wall grids, and hanging planters that … Continue reading

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How Green does your garden grow?

The Ultimate Recycling Statement In keeping with DeepStream Designs’ mantra:  “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” I wanted to create a planter and recycling bins with the lowest impact on the environment that I could for our clients that are working on projects … Continue reading

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Excellent articles on green roof projects, considerations & maintenance of rooftop & balcony planters

Several excellent articles regarding green roof projects as well as considerations and maintenance of planters on rooftops and balconies are to be found in Grounds Maintenance on-line magazine. “Gardens in the Sky,” by Don Sussman: http://grounds-mag.com/mag/grounds_maintenance_gardens_sky/index.html Don Sussman the author … Continue reading

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Container Gardening: Spring Conditioning

Perennial plants grown in containers have special needs.  Now that it’s spring here in Miami, I’ve noticed that it’s well past time to repot some of my smaller ornamental plants that I’ve not tended to in about 5 years.  Their … Continue reading

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