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Jul, 2018

Wholesale Commercial Planters: 9 Reasons Your Customers Will Love TerraCast Planters

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Finding the right wholesale commercial planters doesn’t have to be a challenge. Customers want planters that are durable, long lasting, affordable, eco-friendly, and maintenance-free. Sound too good to be true? Think again—TerraCast wholesale commercial planters offer all this and more! There are more than a few reasons why our planters are used in some of the busiest areas of the US—including Times Square in New York City. 9 Reasons TerraCast Planters are an Easy Sell    1. Precise Design & Quality Materials TerraCast planters are made using a special RotoMolding […]

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Jul, 2018

4 Benefits of Adding Protected Bike Lanes That May Surprise You

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Adding protected bike lanes clearly benefits cyclists, but it offers a lot more benefits as well—some of which might surprise you. Protected bike lanes increase safety for pedestrians, increase business for local shops, and have the potential to reduce traffic. Different barriers are commonly used for protected bike lanes, such as parked cars (great for busy cities that need more parking spaces), planters, or bollards. The goal is to provide a physical barrier between cyclists and automobiles. On the other hand, unprotected bike lanes rely on lines striped in the […]

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Jun, 2018

3 Secrets to Successful City Parks with Excellent Landscape Architecture

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Learn how some of the best landscape architects are turning ordinary spaces into superior city parks. There are many elements to creating a good neighborhood city park, from reducing noise pollution to forming a space that speaks to your community. The Trust for Public Land uses a scale known as ParkScore to assess a region’s parks and green spaces. Scores increase for cities that offer adequate park acreage, along with access to recreational facilities and playgrounds. The maximum (best) score a city can receive is 100. The highest scoring city […]

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Jun, 2018

A Look at Pedestrian Plaza Design in Some of the Busiest Urban Areas

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A good pedestrian plaza breathes new life into an area, and can serve as a gathering place for both civic and social matters. A central plaza or square serves a critical role in an urban area’s overall vibe, it can draw people in and increase traffic to local businesses. There are pedestrian plazas all around the world. Some offer excellent examples of design, while others offer lessons on what not to do. A ‘failed’ public plaza is one that is empty and unused, virtually a waste of space. In America, […]

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Jun, 2018

Tips for Installing Effective Bike Lanes

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Effective bike lanes offer cyclists a safe and separated lane to travel on alongside motorists. Biking is better for people and the environment, but bike lane design can alter how many people use them and their overall safety. For instance, cyclists may be hesitant to ride along poorly marked bike lanes, or lanes that seem too close and unprotected from passing motorists. In addition, adding a bike lane to an already congested road can create issue. So, how do you ensure the installation of effective bike lanes in your city? […]

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Jun, 2018

Installing Bike Lanes in Busy Cities: The #1 Tip to Prevent Traffic Congestion

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Installing bike lanes improves safety and encourages eco-friendly travel, but can adding bike lanes increase traffic congestion? This is a common concern since more people drive than ride bikes and to carve out room in the road for a bike lane, you must take away from motorist lanes. Still, big cities like New York, San Francisco, and Chicago are busy adding more bike lanes. That’s because well-designed and properly placed bike lanes do not add more congestion or increase commute times. How to Prevent Traffic Congestion When Adding a Bike […]

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May, 2018

6 Affordable Ways to Improve Business Curb Appeal

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You can improve business curb appeal without breaking the bank. The landscaping and curb appeal of your business sells the story of your brand, offering the first impression of your business. “Curb appeal” is a term often used to describe residential homes, but it’s equally important in the commercial sphere. After all, people have a choice where they spend their money and the exterior of your business is the first thing they see when making the decision of where they’ll go. Want to improve curb appeal, but don’t have a […]

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May, 2018

What Types of Planters Are Safe to Grow Vegetables and Fruit?

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Planters are made from a wide variety of materials, some of which could be detrimental to your health when used to grow edible fruits and vegetables. That’s because toxins in the planter can leach into the soil and turn organic lettuce into contaminated lettuce. Growing your own fruit and veggie garden offers ample health benefits, there’s no reason to undo your hard work by using a toxic planter. Certain materials have been found unsafe for growing fruits and vegetables, including plastics labeled for recycling with a 1, 3, 5, or […]

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May, 2018

Extra-large Lightweight Planters—Where to Get Them & Benefits They Offer

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Extra-large planters add a lot of ‘wow’ factor to landscaping, but the fact they can be incredibly heavy deters some designers and business owners from investing in them. That’s where extra-large lightweight planters come into play—offering all the appeal of large planters without the drawbacks of using a forklift to move them. Before we get into that though, some benefits of extra-large planters include: They make an excellent focal point for landscaping. Grant a space to plant larger greenery like trees with enough room for roots to grow and thrive. […]

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May, 2018

Recent Office Recycling Study Reveals Interesting Facts About Commercial Receptacles

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We bet you didn’t think commercial receptacles could be interesting, but think again! Placement of trashcans and recycling bins, as well as how many are readily available, make a big difference to how much litter is found around your property. As well as how well visitors and employees recycle. While the focus on recycling has largely been on curbside and residential recycling, promoting better recycling practices in the workplace could make a major difference. Adequate receptacles help reduce litter and improve recycling practices no matter if you operate an apartment […]

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