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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)            

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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:

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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

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.

Water Your Garden with Drip irrigation installers NYC

Water Your Gardenwith Drip irrigation installers NYC

Whether you live in a towering mid-square skyscraper or a sprawling suburban improvement, landscaping not just helps a center, condominium or HOA build and hold property estimations, yet has a positive effect on occupants themselves—delightful, utilitarian green spaces and plantings expand pride of possession, impact resolve, and simply for the most part make a place more charming to be in for holders and guests indistinguishable. What’s more unless there happens to be an expert nursery worker or a scene modeler on a building board or grounds council, chances are that the group’s administrators will need to call a professional landscape specialist to help take advantage of their building’s potential.

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

One thing that an expert will bring to any landscape task is the capacity to view the undertaking from a target perspective. Regularly, individuals become involved with the emotional features of the landscape, with private needs and wants, as opposed to review the task from the perspective of the group.

Drip Irrigation NYC
Drip Irrigation NYC

There are a couple of essential things to address at the beginning of each task, things that may not be evident to the cool eyewitness. A great landscape expert can help guide you through these inquiries and concerns to verify that your scene is excellent, as well as sheltered, and will have a life span.

One of the extraordinary open doors, and in addition one of the incredible difficulties of working in an urban environment like New York, is the particular outside spaces that are discovered settled between the structures of diverse periods, shapes, and statures. There are a few procedures that designers can use to capitalize on restricted territories.

New York Plantings Irrigation and Landscape Lighting Technicians introduce in excess of 100 Automatic Drip watering system frameworks, Lawn Sprinkler Systems and Landscape Irrigation frameworks for every year. Drip irrigation installersNYC gives the same large amount of aptitude in Drip Irrigation Systems that these Garden Design and Landscape administration is known for. They work with completely prepared Garden administration and Irrigation administration trucks completely loaded with Drip Irrigation framework parts and Lawn Sprinkler framework supplies. Accomplished Irrigation Service Technicians will give the extraordinary administration to your Garden watering frameworks.

Whether it is a Manhattan Penthouse plant that needs another Drip Irrigation framework or a Brooklyn Brownstone with Lawn Sprinklers, you can call New York Plantings Irrigation and Landscape Lighting administration for your springirrigation services. No one can match their capacity in building NYC Rooftop Gardens. Indeed, their organization is presently the quickest developing Drip watering system organization in Manhattan for Rooftop Gardens and Terrace arrangements.

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Drip irrigation company ny

At whatever point you go on a holiday you are focused on the grounds that there are nobody to water your plants. At the same time with the trickle watering system organization NY you need not stress any more nor do you have to water your plants physically now. When you come back from your occasion’s fresh and solid plants will welcome you. Because of New York Plantings Irrigation and Landscape Lighting for making this is conceivable with their irrigation start NYC.

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New York Plantings Drip Irrigation Services

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Drip irrigation by New York Plantings

On a chilly NYC Terrace Garden Decks and Rooftop Gardens NY Plantings installs the water supply system using automated drip irrigation systems, Which takes care your plants in every season.

Drip irrigation systems are especially effective for gardens in New York City as they conserve water and these automated systems are very efficient because they deliver water right to the roots where it is needed. Have a look at the neat professional mechanical works of New York plantings irrigation technicians as they build the solenoid irrigation valve manifold complete with water system filter and pressure regulator.
New style electronic irrigation controllers can be a great improvement to an existing drip irrigation system that functions well.
when choosing an irrigation company in New York City never mind the fancy photos on the website. Instead, take a look at the workmanship, the investment in irrigation system parts, equipment and tools as well as the way a company maintains their job site and manages a project. “New York Plantings Irrigation” is chosen by top Landscape Architects, Garden Designers as well as owners of the finest Landscapes and Gardens in New York City.
http://www.newyorkplantings.com/irrigation.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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