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May, 2017

8 Common Coastal Landscaping Mistakes

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Some common coastal landscaping mistakes include planting too much grass, using fertilizers with high levels of nitrogen, and chopping down trees on an ocean bluff. One of the reasons it’s so easy to make mistakes is that coastal landscaping is faced with additional pressures, largely from strong winds, as well as high moisture and salinity levels. Here are some common coastal landscaping mistakes you don’t have to make. 8 Common Coastal Landscaping Mistakes #1. Failing To Protect Landscaping From Dry Winds Coastal landscaping often includes protective measures against cold winter […]

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May, 2017

10 Tips To Prevent Landscape Graffiti

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The very best way to prevent landscape graffiti is to use as many non-porous planters, receptacles, lighting fixtures and site furnishings as possible. Other ways to prevent landscape graffiti include adding security fencing or planting thorny bushes around the perimeter of your building. There are many tactics you can use in order to decrease the likelihood your property is targeted by vandals. 10 Tips To Help Prevent Landscape Graffiti #1. Go With TerraCast Products TerraCast planters and landscape furnishings are made from a unique non-porous resin-blend that is nearly impossible […]

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May, 2017

How To Maintain Large Commercial Planters

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Large commercial planters need to be as easy to maintain as possible, that’s why we make large commercial planters that require little to no maintenance. Most other planters on the market require extensive maintenance or else they begin to break down within as little as a few seasons.  Planters create a welcoming and well-maintained appearance for your business or home, but if planters turn into unmaintained messes they can backfire on you and create an unprofessional appearance. For instance, the average stone, clay or plastic planter will start to break […]

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8 Best Indoor Plants To Remove Air Pollutants & Improve Your Office Environment

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Some indoor plants combat a wide range of indoor air pollutants including formaldehyde, benzene, ammonia and xylene, thus improving the overall health and wellbeing of your office and staff. Not only do plants clean up the air, but research also shows that by adding plants to your office you improve moral and overall performance. 8 Of The Best Indoor Plants For Offices #1. Garden Mum A NASA study found that Garden Mum was one of the best plants for purifying indoor air. It is capable of removing benzene, ammonia, formaldehyde […]

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Apr, 2017

Top 3 2017 Landscaping Trends For Coastal Landscaping & Eco-Friendly Landscaping

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The top 2017 landscaping trends are modern, stylish, functional and eco-friendly. As times change, technology progresses and we become more attuned with how to meet our needs and nature’s needs in one swoop, we continue to see awesome changes in the landscaping industry. There are so many different landscaping trends that it’d be impossible to cover them all in one blog, so we’ve narrowed it down to the top 3 coastal landscaping trends and the top 3 eco-friendly landscaping trends for 2017. Top 3 Eco-Friendly Trends Our beautiful planet is […]

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Apr, 2017

ADA Compliance For Outdoor Benches: Here’s What You Need To Know

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Commercial businesses in the US are required to follow ADA requirements in regards to many facets of design and landscaping, including ADA compliance for benches. The ADA requirements for benches located in dressing rooms, gyms, hospitals and so forth vary from the suggested guidelines implemented for outdoor benches. These discrepancies often confuse people and lead to the institution of outdoor benches that are not functional for anyone. Allow us to help clear up the confusion so that you can create friendly site furnishings for people of all mobility. Businesses Impacted […]

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Mar, 2017

Wall Planters: 10 Tips For Creating Thriving Vertical Gardens

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To create a successful vertical garden you must pick the right plants, plan according to the weather and ensure planters can support plants after they reach peak maturity. Vertical gardens are found in kitchens, bathrooms, and company workrooms. They are also a popular addition to gardens, patios and backyards. Pretty much anywhere you add a vertical garden, it’ll create a beautiful focal point. Many years ago, when vertical wall planters first graced the pages of design magazines they were impossibly luxurious to maintain. They required 20-foot ceilings, with access going […]

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Mar, 2017

Landscape Lighting Solutions: 7 Signs Your Business Should Upgrade Lighting Systems

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If your business has expensive energy bills, a dark and eerie parking lot, or your current lampposts and lighting fixtures are corroding, it might be time to make the investment in a new commercial lighting system. Depending on your industry, lighting can contribute anywhere from 20% to 50% of all electrical costs. As a result, changing outdated lighting systems can offer some of the biggest cost savings compared to other similarly priced endeavors. In fact, lighting is known to produce one of the highest return-on-investments in comparison to other major […]

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Mar, 2017

Recycled Planter Ideas: 5 Unexpected Ways To Recycle & Reuse Planters

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According to Duke University, over 350,000 pounds of horticultural plastic waste litters the planet every year. You can help reduce this waste by recycling or reusing your old planters. It’s no secret we are big on reducing waste and saving the planet. After all, our planters are made from recycled materials and are recyclable at the end of their lifeline. While you can recycle your TerraCast planters, what about the other planters you’ve bought over the years? Even worse, what about those cheap plastic planters that plants come in when […]

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Mar, 2017

7 Ways You Can Save Money On Commercial Landscape Lighting

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You can save a lot of money on commercial landscape lighting costs by analyzing your current system, switching to LED bulbs and investing in our resin-based long lasting lighting fixtures. The average commercial building in the US spends 35% of their total electricity consumption on lighting. 35% is pretty high if you take into consideration all other forms of electricity a business utilizes on a daily basis.  The reason that lighting accounts for so much energy usage is that the majority of lighting usage is attributed to waste. In other […]

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