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Oct, 2017

Clay Pots Vs. Plastic Pots: Is There a Better Option for Garden Planters?

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There are a lot of different options for garden planter materials, including clay, plastic, and resin-based pots. One thing’s for certain, both clay and plastic pots are popular but they are sure to cause you and your plants trouble in as little as a few seasons. On the other hand, resin-based planters offer greater durability to withstand the test of time. But first, what makes clay pots and plastic pots undesirable garden planters? What’s Wrong with Clay Pots? Clay pots have been used for centuries to house plants. That’s because […]

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Oct, 2017

4 Creative Ways to Use Large Commercial Planters for Landscaping

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Large commercial planters serve a variety of purposes including greeting customers, blocking off certain areas, and helping to control the flow of traffic. Large commercial planters also stand out better than smaller planters when placed near buildings that are 2+ stories high. Plus, larger planters can be used to house stand-out plants, including trees and larger shrubs.  Some of the best trees for large planters include Japanese maples, crabapples, flowering cherry, crape myrtles and bamboo. 3 locations large commercial planters greatly benefit: Entrances—first impressions count and a big beautiful planter […]

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Sep, 2017

What is the Best Soil to Use in Commercial Planters?

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You’ve got your big beautiful commercial planters from TerraCast ready to go—but what’s the best soil for potted plants? The higher quality soil you rely on, the healthier your plants are going to be. The thing is, the best soil for in-ground plants is drastically different from soil used for container planters. Gardening soil doesn’t provide the water, air or nutrients a plant requires to successfully grow in a container. Potting soils are used to overcome the obstacles plants face when confined to a big or small planter. Three Things […]

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Sep, 2017

5 Innovative Public Square Design Ideas

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Innovative public square design can improve neighborhood morale, increase home values, generate more retail sales, plus so much more. No space needs to go wasted, not with these great public square design ideas implemented in some of the world’s most highly trafficked locations, such as Times Square in New York City. We played a role in the development of all projects listed below. Our durable planters were used to complete each picture-perfect public square. There’s a reason our planters are continually chosen for high traffic areas: They are impervious to […]

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Aug, 2017

Golf Course Lighting Solutions That’ll Save You Money Over Time

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Quality golf course lighting solutions should efficiently light the entire property while the posts themselves resist rust and corrosion. Light posts that cannot stand up to moisture, a few hits from sharp lawn mowers, landscape weed edgers or bumps from golf carts will not surpass the test of time. TerraCast Products offers superior golf course lighting solutions and we have the facts to back it up. All our lighting systems can be equipped with LED bulbs for max energy efficiency, plus they are made tough right here in the USA […]

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Aug, 2017

Dog Pee Is Causing City Lamp Posts To Topple Over, Here’s How You Can Prevent It

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There are an increasing number of reports regarding lampposts falling over, and the reason why? Dog pee! A neighborhood in downtown San Diego watched a lamppost crash to the ground on an otherwise quiet Thursday night. Luckily, no one was standing near the lamppost when it tumbled to the ground, and surprisingly, even though cars were parked nearby, no cars were damaged in the incident. When authorities arrived on scene to remove the pole, experts determined the lamppost’s demise was caused by none other than dog urine. Day after day […]

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Aug, 2017

9 Great Landscaping Ideas For Small Businesses

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The best landscaping ideas for your small business should be customized to your company and mission. After all, commercial landscaping is an extension of your business and brand. No matter what, you’ll have to pay for sod, grass, plants, etc., so why not make your money go as far as possible? The following landscaping ideas for small businesses virtually pay for themselves by improving the look and feel of your commercial location, as well as attracting more customers. Landscaping Ideas For Your Business #1. Share How You Care About the […]

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Jul, 2017

New York’s Diversity Plaza Revamp Will Feature TerraCast Planters

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New York’s Diversity Plaza, located at 37th Road between 73rd and 74th Street, is undergoing major renovations, which began on April 17, 2017. The project is expected to wrap up by June 2018. We are so excited to announce our planters will be featured at this vibrant public space, which will accommodate a lot of pedestrian traffic each day. Our planters were selected because of their unsurpassed durability, as well as resistance to graffiti, impact damage, sun, heat, and cold. These things are important because planters must stand up to […]

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Jul, 2017

TerraCast Products Featured In Innovative City Redevelopment Projects

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What began as the design idea from the minds of engineers whom staff the New York City Department of Transportation has, over the last 5 years, grown exponentially.  Not just within the city that never sleeps, but, because social networking is the new grass-roots; any expanded efforts in creating pedestrian friendly areas grow quickly as many other DOT’s have followed suit. See our official press release on the matter: Click Here

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Jul, 2017

8 Tips for Growing Lemon Trees in Large Planters

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Humidity levels, water, and sunshine are three key components to growing thriving lemon trees in large planters. Not only are lemon trees beautiful, but they provide delicious citrus fruit. Lemon trees generally take about 3-5 years before they start to showcase fruit.  Yet, under the wrong conditions, lemon trees are not going to survive or produce any fruit. Here are some top tips for growing healthy lemon trees in large planters. #1.  Pick the Right Lemon Tree for Planters Lemon trees grown in planters are not going to grow as […]

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