The Definitive Guide to Planter Selection comparing: design, materials, durability, drainage, and lifetime costs of ownership by a planter designer, custom manufacturer, developer, general contractor and environmentalist with thousands of installations over 15 years.
This article on planter drainage will present the simple physics, costs, and benefits of advanced drainage system alternatives you should know before installing plants in planters.
Planters help reduce global warming by providing more environments for plants to absorb carbon and release oxygen while reducing both water usage and the solar gain that heats building walls, roofs, and surrounding pavement.
Lightweight planters reduces the weight of structural components allowing for more plants and planting medium. The structural integrity of DeepStream’s planters is backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty and will last for decades. The marine anodized finish on the proprietary aluminum legs keep them looking great. There is no paint or powder coating to fail.
If you’re an owner or manager of a property where a wooden planter will be placed give serious consideration to planter construction techniques. Consider what it will mean in terms of cost and disruption to go back and replace or repair carpenter built planters, especially on rooftops and balconies, every 3 – 5 years.
Container grown perennials may need to be removed from the liner and have their roots trimmed periodically.
A container garden, installed and launched for opening day of the 2015 season, Fenway Farms’ 5,000 square foot roof deck over the Front Office provides fresh, organically grown vegetables and fruit to Red Sox fans.
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.
GFRC Concrete planters distributed by DeepStream Designs are generally selected for two reasons. First, they are very strong, heavy, and rigid,. Second, they offer the aesthetic choice of many different finishes
Believe me, if you have even a medium-size project, the slight mark-up Landscape Architects may put on products in addition to their fee is money well invested.
DeepStream Designs’ mantra: “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” is evident in recycled plastic lumber planters and recycling bins created to reduce human impact on the environment