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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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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

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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

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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

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Important of Spring Garden service New York

Spring Roof Top Garden Design by New York Plantings
Spring Roof Top Garden Design by New York Plantings

Spring Roof Top Garden Design by New York Plantings

The best time for service scheduling is late Fall and Late winter when you can even have the landscape company owner visit your property in person. The importance of Spring Garden Services, irrigation system and landscape maintenance is obvious. The right time for “spring landscapeor rooftop gardener’s work” however is late winter especially in the typically mild NYC climate.

Several reasons for this and I will write a blog about it later. Landscaping, true landscaping in my mind isn’t cutting grass and blowing off driveways although landscape maintenance services do include the need for a good clean up. Landscaping is landscape design, continuous garden design improvements.Mild climate does not diminish the fact that the NYC roof gardener faces challenges that the typical NY landscape company or look and feel of the outdoor space to what the client imagined or wishes they could have. Simply ensuring that that the gardens become established is a good way to start a true landscape or garden maintenance service. Healthy, mature trees, shrubs and perennial flowers are most appreciated and look great on their own, increasing in value, increasing the value of the property and standing in the intended purpose they were designed to fulfill. For example, A privacy hedge that is well cared for will give much better return on investment and of course look great. I would rather have to shear a strong growing hedge than replace spindly weak and sparse trees that do not fulfil the landscape design goals even years after installation.By ensuring that the trees and shrubs that make up the foundation of our gardens or landscapes thrive we can then focus on improving and personalizing our outdoor spaces (enjoying them, even!) and not continuously throw time and money at replacing plantings that should last for decades when properly planted and cared for.

Sod lawns Installation
Sod lawns Installation

In NYC garden design and landscape services industry I often see trees and shrubs that are placed by NYC florists or general labour in planters for a NYC penthouse garden that barely stay alive, never grow and often can be pulled out with one hand even though they have been in place for a few seasons. I am still amazed at the shortcuts and lack of even standard garden practice by the NYC gardeners and wonder why they choose this trade over maybe something more fitting such as McDonalds. Not to say that I haven’t made my mistakes! Wow. There is no real training to become a master gardener in the urban garden design trade. Self proclaimed master gardener, that is, with a few people who actually agree. We aren’t talking about a vegetable garden.

I did have extensive landscape knowledge and formal training, hands on garden experience such as planting huge trees, shrubs, flowers and learning through a decade of amateur landscaping and ornamental horticulture before breaking into the Manhattan rooftop garden and terrace garden services trade. “Gardening in a box?” I thought…well, how hard can it be? Just as my first few plantings didn’t do too well in the traditional landscapes of the high end Long Island homes I landscaped, the first few rooftop garden plantings didn’t go so well either.

Over the several years working in the NYC garden and landscape industry and always leaning towards gardening as my favourite part of the business, I took the time to learn, ponder and master the techniques to sustain the beautiful (and often expensive) plantings of the NYC penthouse gardens, roof gardens and terraces.

NYC Landscaping Service
NYC Landscaping Service

After such a harsh and record cold winter the ever important Spring Garden service, Landscaping, drip irrigation and lawn sprinkler services by New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape Contracting is key to the good health of your landscaping, NYC greenroof or rooftop garden. With decades of hands on landscape and gardening enthusiasm, (not ever cutting grass!) We still look forward to the Spring Landscape and gardening services season.

New clients to meet and the support of our core garden and landscape clients is motivation to shake off the frost and get to work.

NY Plantings Garden Designers does work year round and hopefully will continue to grow into a most established and revered landscape design and build firm. That said, you can make appointments early with your NYC landscape or garden company and ensure that you have a head start to protect and give your plantings a boost before the drying winds and warm days take the strength stored for Spring from your plantings. In the ground or a traditional landscape, the significance of this early spring garden service is less urgent.

The rooftop or terrace garden owner need only find the right gardener or NY garden company such as New York Plantings to maintain a garden with proper tree care and garden practices. If you are a “do it yourselfer” The owner of NY Plantings will at times consider a stop by to consult and perform a one time garden service while discussing with you suggestions on how to improve your garden’s health, techniques that professionals use and perhaps to let you know you are doing everything very well.

Please contact NY Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape Contracting if you are serious about improving your outdoor space, want a garden that you simply cannot get from the typical NYC garden company or looking for solution to a challenging situation such as the need for privacy, improving the view from inside the home or both.

New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscapecontracting.

432 E 14st

New York, NY 10009

Call: 347-558-7051

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Custom made IPE planter boxes design by New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape Contractors

It’s going to be a wheelie good IPE planter box.By New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape Contractors NYC ‪#‎newyorkplantings.

When building custom planter boxes with casters or wheels planter boxes with wheels need to have reinforced mounting pads or else they will just fall apart like most things the people in New York City built.
Custom-made IPE planter boxes
Special Edition custom planter boxes using to buy 10 pressure treated lumber and a frameless design with hidden fasteners.


These planters are even stronger without a frame due to the fact that we used long screws that run from the centre of the board using a special jig. It takes an enthusiast and someone who has a love for woodwork and making things with their hands to create something unique and durable. If you want to buy planter boxes one time and not have to buy them every few years you can come to New York plantings garden designers and landscape contracting NYC. We use real solid wood and screws that are made for outdoor use. No brads or staples holding together thin wobbly planter boxes.

The custom made woodplanter box photos in this post show only part of the process. Each board is trimmed two equal width planed and shaved to the same thickness and to perfection so when the boards are joined together there are no gaps and a nice tight fit that nearly holds itself together without fasteners. It’s almost a shame that we have to paint these for a restaurant in Rockefeller Centre because a light coat of stain would look beautiful!
The newest addition to the New York plantings garden designers and landscape construction custom built planter and planter box shop! But grizzly 10 inch jointer is going to make our boards nice and flat….. Nothing like good straight hardwood!
Custom built planters who would have think it? I just wish that when I got a wooden crate that there was a motorcycle inside!

Long clamps on a 42 inch rectangular custom planter box built for marine ply liner with IPE Brazilian hardwood fascia. We will give this a rubberized membrane liner and a 4 inch IPE top cap. This is for a townhouse Garden in New York City. Don’t buy Kmart planters for your 10 million dollar house. New Yorkplantings garden design and landscape construction builds custom planter boxes.

Custom IPE planter boxes supplier NYC
Custom IPE planter Thank you for checking out my post.
Custom IPE planter boxes supplier NYC
Custom IPE planter boxes supplier NYC
Custom IPE planter boxes supplier NYC
Custom IPE planter boxes supplier NYC
Custom IPE planter boxes supplier NYC
Custom IPE planter boxes supplier NYC

New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape contracting

432 E 14st

New York, NY 10009

Call: 347-558-7051

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