What makes New York Plantings Custom Built planters the best planter boxes available?

New York Plantings built heavy duty, purpose built planters made for outdoor use.

Strengthened and fortified in key areas while promoting good drainage : Drainage is one of the key elements in plant health. Well drained planters will not bare the stress of tons of pressure from freezing soil. If an engine block can split from ice a planter will surely expand/contract to become weak, separate at joints, split and fail.

Attached is the basic premise for the planter however we have improved upon this since.

Landscape Lighting and cedar planter installation NYC
Landscape Lighting and cedar planter installation NYC
Landscape Light Installation in Cedar Planter
Landscape Light Installation in Cedar Planter

The extensive use of long pocket hole screws holds better than we could have hoped for and reduces the need for redundant framing and “nailers” which are weak blocks used for attachment but not actual part of the structure.

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Custom planter design by New York Planting in own work shop NYC

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Long pocket hole screws used in Custom planter design for long life by New York Plantings

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New York plantings custom planter design at own work shop NYC

Long pocket hole screws Items like the trim and caps etc. can be fabricated in the shop:

*much more accurate and attractive when made on a good table saw/band saw or sliding compound miter saw than the look of on site circular saw “helpers”

Solid stain applied to the inside of planters can be substituted with “RED GUARD” or similar waterproofing membrane that will effectively extend the life of the wood indefinitely.  The use of 5/4″ decking planks with pocket hole joinery (note NO framing which is always off unless the framing woof is perfectly straight and planed.

Depending upon style, each board is jointed and then planed, often each board is cut to exact size then routed on each edge.Either with factory style round over OR a bevel of 33 or 45 degrees.

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Roof top custom planter design NYC by New York Plantings

Top caps can be used to lift planters in most instances the typical carpenters just tack on the top caps.

First the frame is assembled then attached to the planter. Again, made in the shop instead of on site. Cannot compare this work to on site work.

This allows perfect alignment, no gaps and true 90 degree joints.

These planters are built with solid 2X10 or 2X12″ planks. Each board is planed to perfect flatness and straightness then routed on each edge, cut down to exact sizes.

Note that our method shows no fasteners but traditional hiding of fasteners is weak since small framing is used. Framing wood is never perfectly straight: The pocket hole joinery uses screws up to 75% longer for added grip and clamping. keeping wood from warping over time.Edges Such as above will not sit straight and will have wide gaps/seams if the wood planks are not first planed and jointed.

Then, where edges meet the routing makes the joined edges look clean. This is a planter without the marine laminate liner.The 3/4″ marine laminate is designed to hold up in continuous wet environment, even saturated with water and not separate.Coated marine grade laminate is even more impervious to moisture.

Even though marine laminate is acceptable and even specified by architects and builders we have decided to use the 5/4″ thick wood OR 2″ thick solid wood bottoms (pressure treated or cedar #2 or#3 to save weight)The solid bottoms are held off the ground approx 1-2″ to allow for air to pass beneath.

NO HOLES are drilled in these solid wood bottoms. Drilling holes in bottoms will weaken the bottoms, shorten the life of any wood, solid or laminate by allowing water to enter the end-grain. Holes in planter bottoms will not offer good drainage either. By making spaces in the solid wood planks much as a deck is built the water easily drains, evenly (no wet or dry areas or puddling, fungus or moldy smells etc.)

Other smart and professional grade drainage options include “bulkhead fittings fwd in previous emails. All planter drainage can be routed directly to drain or even be recycled or re purposed to irrigate other planters.

Note bottoms of planters. There is no stronger planter made nor a better planter. Even with the marine grade laminate, the solid wood bottoms.

Note the air gap under the planter but the planter looks flush with the ground. Planters can be built with recess in bottom for LED lighting tubes.

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There are likely 100 different points to mention when it comes to how these planters are made, from the finger joint or staggered boards,

*the bracing that is made so that gardeners can plant large root balls anywhere on the planter so that they do not have to cut root balls or compromise spacing (cross bracing that actually

* bracing ties in the bottom to the sides, not just a piece of wood across the planter. Note the “V” shape of planter bracing.

Modular custom planters by New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape contracting

(modular planters are the planters that we deliver in sections and assemble onsite, these can be disassembled and moved more easily, these custom built modular planters can be made from cedar, IPE planters, pressure treated wood or mahogany, even composite planters. Do not hesitate to install custom built planters by newyorkplantings for your terrace, sidewalk planters, restaurant or hotel entry planters. You will always get a great planter box, custom buil to your specifications with delivery, soil and plantings such as trees, shrubs or flowers delivered and planted in NYC. Shipping worldwide for custom built planters)            

Roof Top Drip Irrigation Solutions for NYC Roof Top Gardens

Due to the nature of roofs, a roof garden is built on cement or other rigid basis, which offers an extremely narrow root zone or substrate layer. In some cases the substrate layer is no more than 20 cm high, limiting the availability of resources, such as nutrients, while complicating the plant growing process. These unique growing conditions require a solution that is extremely precise and resource efficient.

Roof Top Garden Irrigation
Roof Top Garden Irrigation by New York plantings irrigation and landscape lighting

Netafim’s Drip Irrigation Solutions for Roof Gardens.

Netafim’s drip irrigation solution for roof gardens is invisible, as it is installed in the subsurface of the substrate layer. The solution offers a precise combination of nutrients and water that are delivered directly to the plant’s roots zone, effectively “teaspoon feeding” plants. This uniform distribution of water and nutrients maximizes the plant’s intake of nutrients while enabling the plant to small and effective root lump.
Netafim’s drip irrigation solves the following roof garden challenges:

Netafim’s Drip Irrigation Solutions by New York plantings irrigation
Netafim’s Drip Irrigation Solutions by New York plantings irrigation
Netafim’s Drip Irrigation Solutions by New York plantings irrigation
Netafim’s Drip Irrigation Solutions by New York plantings irrigation
  • Thin root layerNetafim’s drip irrigation solution delivers water and nutrients directly to the plant’s roots zone in a precise and efficient manner, this method compensates for the lack of natural nutrient resources.
  • High winds –  Roof tops are generally more windy, so using overhead irrigation such as sprayers and rotors will not only waste most of the water, it may also spray water on walls and other undesired places. Netafim’s solution is buried underground, making it completely resistant to high winds.
  • Low pressure – Water pressure at the top of apartment buildings is rarely ideal for irrigation systems. They are either to high or too low. Netafim’s irrigation solutions are both low pressure and low flow systems. This means that they can operate in low pressure conditions, which Netafim’s pressure regulators bring the operating pressure in high pressure conditions into an acceptable range.
  •  Weight load – Netafim’s solution enables many short drip irrigation cycles with calculated intervals that help prevent overweight caused by excess water on the roof.
  • Self cleaning and root prevention Netafim’s drip irrigation solutions were designed to operate in the toughest environments (even below the ground) without requiring any maintenance or intervention. A combination of unique technologies ensures that the dripper withstands dirt clogging and intrusion of roots.
NYC townhouse rooftop garden design
NYC townhouse rooftop garden design

 New York Plantings Irrigation and Landscape Lighting NYC offers An irrigation service contract or drip irrigation service agreement in which provided Winterizing services as well as the Spring irrigation startup are provided.

Other premium service agreements include additional visits to adjust the drip irrigation system and monitor the performance and efficiency of the system throughout the growing season.

Proper garden and landscape irrigation system design and maintenance is one of the best ways to ensure a happy, healthy landscape and to prevent costly repairs.

Contact NewYorkPlantings.com irrigation services at 646-434-8049 or info@newyorkplantings.com

For more information:

http://newyorkplantings.blogspot.com/2012/11/winter-blowouts-new-york-plantings.html

New York Plantings Irrigation and Landscape Lighting

333 E 14 st   box 1229

Manhattan, NY 10009

646-434-8049     Site url:     http://www.newyorkplantings.com/Irrigation.html

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Choose best nyc irrigation company for your penthouse garden services before winter

It is very important to perform a Fall Winterizing irrigation system service NYC.

Most property owners that have finished landscapes in the Manhattan, NYC area know that each year in fall it is time to schedule the irrigation system shutdown or irrigation system winterizing, generally, with drip irrigation systems in urban gardens or landscapes we try to shut down drip irrigation systems as late in the fall as possible. We generally want to keep the plantings in planter boxes, pots or containers moist as long as possible to help them survive the winter while the irrigation system is shut down.With evergreen trees and shrubs it may be necessary and beneficial to hand water lightly during warm dry winters.

Roof top Garden Drip Irrigation NYC
Roof top Garden Drip Irrigation NYC

It helps to know the type of irrigation system you have when scheduling your irrigation company NY or lawn sprinkler company NY to perform landscape irrigation winterizing services.

New York Plantings specializes in drip irrigation systems but has the experience to perform services on both drip irrigation systems and lawn sprinkler systems. Many NY irrigation companies specialize in Lawn sprinklers and perform less drip irrigation system installations. When choosing your irrigation system service company for a yearly irrigation service agreement or lawn sprinkler system service agreement it may pay off to ask the company’s specialty in either lawn sprinklers or drip irrigation by hiring a specialist in your particular type of system.

NYC Rooftop Drip Irrigation
NYC Rooftop Drip Irrigation

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Drip irrigation systems have many benefits and are far more efficient than traditional lawn sprinklers or spray type irrigation systems and also happen to be simpler to winterize drip irrigation systems than lawn sprinklers.

If you are not sure what type of garden irrigation system you have, there are some general guidelines although exceptions.

Watering systems for terrace plantings, rooftop garden, green roof irrigation and penthouse garden irrigation systems, even the majority of townhouse landscapes and brownstone rear yards are using drip irrigation along with many small NYC parks and courtyards. Then, just about any application with grass, sod or lawn s typically utilizes lawn sprinklers or traditional spray type irrigation systems to water the grass or lawn.

Almost any trees in planter boxes or pots on roof gardens or penthouse gardens use drip irrigation.

Lawn Sprinklers require winterizing as well. The lawn sprinkler blowout.

irrigation system winterizing
irrigation system winterizing

Again, traditional lawn sprinklers require that the water be removed from the irrigation manifold and valves as is the case with typical drip irrigation systems as well as nearly all or all the water be removed from the entire system. An effective way and what is industry standard is to use compressed air to “blow out” the water in the irrigation system and sprinkler heads. Lawn sprinklers are more sensitive to winter damage due to freezing water in almost any part of the system, but as with everything expect with lawn sprinklers vs drip irrigation there is more work to be performed in making the landscape watering system or lawn sprinklers ready for Winter or cold weather. This is where the term ” lawn sprinkler blow outs” comes from. The lawn sprinkler service company simply connects compressed air to your lawn sprinklers and blows out the water until a fine mist or even no more water comes out from the sprinkler heads, only air…telling the technician that there is no more water in the system, thus protecting your landscape irrigation from freezing water or ice damage.

If you think about it, that is why a car engine has antifreeze: because if the water in the engine would happen to freeze, even the strong cast iron engine blocks split or crack right open from the massive forces generated by the expansion of ice.

Your drip irrigation system valves, filters, other components and controls do not stand a chance to survive the winter if not properly serviced before the first freeze.

New York Plantings Irrigation and Landscape Lighting NYC offers An irrigation service contract or drip irrigation service agreement in which provided Winterizing services as well as the Spring irrigation startup are provided.

Other premium service agreements include additional visits to adjust the drip irrigation system and monitor the performance and efficiency of the system throughout the growing season.

Proper garden and landscape irrigation system design and maintenance is one of the best ways to ensure a happy, healthy landscape and to prevent costly repairs.

Contact NewYorkPlantings.com irrigation services at 646-434-8049 or info@newyorkplantings.com

For more information:

http://newyorkplantings.blogspot.com/2012/11/winter-blowouts-new-york-plantings.html

http://newyorkplantings.blogspot.com/2012/11/sprinkler-shutdowns-new-york-plantings_12.html?showComment=1445436104335#c7595277238642618534

#dripirrigationwinterizingNYC  #dripirrigationcompanynyc  #rooftopgardenservicesnyc  Proper garden and landscape irrigation system design and maintenance is one of the best ways to ensure a happy, healthy landscape and to prevent costly repairs.

Contact NewYorkPlantings.com irrigation services at 646-434-8049 or info@newyorkplantings.com

New York Plantings Irrigation and Landscape Lighting

333 E 14 st   box 1229

Manhattan, NY 10009

Landscape Lighting and cedar planter installation NYC

New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape contracting Installing Landscape lighting on this custom built planter made of cedar and then stained with a solid deck stain by shermin Williams.

New York Plantings Landscape Lighting has made this a trademark and customer favorite. This type of landscape lighting is almost always requested by clients in NYC who order delivery of our beautiful strong custom built wood planters for rooftop gardens, planters for restaurants and cafe, sidewalk planter boxes and NYC townhouse gardens.

Most terraces will benefit from our custom platers that are built in planter boxes with these same landscape lights. For any queries Call: 347-558-7051

Landscape Light Installation in Cedar Planter
Landscape Light Installation in Cedar Planter

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Cedar Planter NYC
Cedar Planter NYC

Landscape lighting on this custom built planter

Landscape Light with cedar Planter NYC
Landscape Light with cedar Planter NYC

New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape contracting

432 E 14st

New York, NY 10009

Call: 347-558-7051

site url:   http://www.newyorkplantings.com/Home.php

info@newyorkplantings.com

Custom built planters filled with professionaly planted flowers by New York Plantings Garden Designers

Newyorkplantings garden designers andLandscape Contractors have made a great business out of making use of this Manhattan based landscape company’s long standing hardscape design and installations by taking that outdoor custom carpentry skill in building customfences, rooftop and rear yard decks, and of course….planter boxes…

Custom planter box
Custom planter box
Large Custom planter box
Large Custom planter box

To make a dedicated shop solely to help manufacture custom builtplanters.

These beautiful large cedar custom planters are coated with 3 liberal coats of polyurethane clear after a fine 3 step sanding process. Hidden fasteners driven through the 3/4″ marine grade laminate liner and laminate beam reinforcement ties the sides to the bottom of planter.
A heavy duty 1.25″ thick pressure treated decking board is used for the bottom. Making the strongest and most beautiful custom planter boxes in NewYork City came from years of gardening experience on rooftop and penthouse gardens, planting in sidewalk planters for hotels and restaurants for commercial gardens and landscapes.

Noticing many styles and designs of wood planters as well as noting just where the traditional carpenters make mistakes or build planters with brads or nailguns to save time but this does not make as good of a joint as the heavy duty screws or stainless steel screws used by NY Plantings Garden Designers of Manhattan.
Taking note of where most Planters fell and need to be strengthened and where Planters tent to become soft splint or rotted and where Planters should be protected from the moist heavy soil that will deteriorate wood or create pressure inside the planter box.
The ability for a planter box to properly support a tree or plant encouraging growth and good plant health is possible by considering factors such as proper drainage ability, insulating qualities and of course custom sizing and shape that will grant as much soil capacity as possible. Even a few inches in each direction and almost double the soil capacity creating a much better living environment for plantings compared to pre made Planters purchased online or in local stores.
When looking for custom Planters in any size from window box Planters or flower boxes to large built-in Terrace Gardens, penthouse roof decks or large cube style tree Planters for sidewalks and cafes you can know that New Yorkplantings can build for you Planters that can last a lifetime. Contact New Yorkplantings garden designers & Landscape Contractors for your custom Planters. Payment is always made in full upon ordering and special service that goes beyond just a quality plaster such as delivery options with set up of drainage filter fabric and soil delivered to your home garden or commercial building rooftop and sidewalk gardens.
Call 3475587051 to order planters and discuss options.

New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscapecontracting

432 E 14st

New York, NY 10009

Call: 347-558-7051

site url:   http://www.newyorkplantings.com/Home.php

info@newyorkplantings.com

Terrace garden design nyc with New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape contracting

If you have an empty terrace with no planters this is an exciting time because we can choose the styles you like.  The planters, soil (several bags) gravel for drainage and then the plantings (trees, shrubs, flowers etc.) are the biggest investment.

Sunny, shade, privacy, the view from inside the home, taking care to not block a special view, color all year, interesting color and the style you like are some things to think about.

large terrace garden
large terrace garden

With a large terrace you can even have a couple of different styles or “rooms”.  Dividing the terrace for a secret garden and one area for entertaining or family.

Maybe you like to grow some herbs or vegetables too.

Drip Irrigation is very important. No way can anyone hand water this and expect to have a nice garden or most times it will not live. Vacation and other things come into question as babysitters never can water how you water. New York Plantings Irrigation and Landscape Lighting have many yrs of exp with automated drip irrigation installation in NYC and Long island area.

Lighting in the taller trees is good too to creating a warm inviting feeling like a lounge or park like feelings.

The corners can have large planters and trees. Corners are always wasted space and the best opportunity to add focal points and you can afford more space in corners of your terrace or rooftop garden.

Terrace garden NYC
Terrace garden NYC

Consider at least 3 large trees and with large terrace a simple hedge is good. Against the walls is sheltered and we can even have some climbing roses, FIG trees and other delightful plantings.

Making a plan: we can make a top down view on paper so that you know exactly what you are getting.

Choosing a company: New York Plantings is a small company with tight quality control supporting highly knowledgeable people who built terrace gardens, landscapes and rooftop gardens, penthouse gardens all day, every day, year round.

roof top garden irrigation
roof top garden irrigation

NY Plantings has a separate drip irrigation company to install your drip irrigation system that will work reliably and properly. The system is made to use very little water while keeping the garden you invested in healthy and strong for the winter.

A terrace is a hard place for plants to live but a master gardener with specific experience can provide you with what you need for a LOW Maintenance garden with plantings proven to thrive in our environment.

NYC townhouse rear yard landscape design renovation with New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape contracting

Deciding which NYC Landscape Designer to work with.

When considering what style of landscape design for your Manhattan townhouse garden or rear yard landscape you can contact “New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape Contracting NYC” for Small yard landscape ideas or urban gardens.

NYC landscape renovation
NYC landscape renovation

New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape Contracting NYC follow below orders during any landscape renovation projects according to client’s requirement and budget.

Deck Oiling
Deck Oiling

Order: any soil digging is done first. deck, fence, pavers, planters plants, irrigation, staining, landscape lighting.

A NY Gardening service company that can also design and install professional drip irrigation systems and landscape lighting such as NY Plantings Irrigation is a good bet to save thousands over hiring two separate companies (one for landscape/gardeners and one for Drip irrigation installations).

Modern drip irrigation system
Modern drip irrigation system

New York Plantings garden designers and landscape contractors is a broad scope company that offers unmatched garden design/practice along with the ability to install most hard capes with excellent quality.

We own a small Landscape lighting/irrigation company with a dedicated service truck and average an installation per week besides other services. ​Have some great and recent green wall experience both small and huge.

To contact New York Plantings Irrigation and Landscape Lighting

Go to: www.newyorkpantings.com/irrigation/html  or Call: 646 434 8049

New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape contracting

432 E 14st

New York, NY 10009

Call: 347-558-7051

site url:   http://www.newyorkplantings.com/Home.php

info@newyorkplantings.com

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