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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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Apr, 2018

These Custom Outdoor Planters are the Most Durable on the Market–Find Out Why!

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There are two fundamental reasons TerraCast Products is known for making one of the most durable custom outdoor planters on the market: 1) Materials, and 2) Process. Stone, concrete, metal—there are many different materials used to create planters. Most of these materials are prone to cracking, staining, or rusting in a matter of one to several years. There’s one material that rules supreme in terms of long-term durability, and that’s our unique Resin-blend. Custom Outdoor Planters Made From LLDPE  We use a type of resin known as Linear Low Density […]

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Mar, 2018

Inspirational Insight for Developing Municipal Landscapes

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From courtyards to city squares, there are many great examples of municipal landscapes across the world to seek inspiration from. Designing these spaces is no easy job. It takes a lot of consideration and planning to protect the best interests of the public regarding health and safety, as well as the usability and attractiveness of a space. A great municipal landscape redesign can have far-reaching positive effects on local businesses and people. For an example of this, look at Times Square in New York City. Times Square, New York City […]

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Mar, 2018

5 Tips for Modern Site Furnishings That Make Great Investments

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Modern site furnishings add style and function to outdoor spaces, from city squares to corporate buildings, and apartment complexes too. There are five things modern site furnishings should offer: Style Functionality Durability Safety Customization At TerraCast Products, we make it our mission to deliver all these things and more. For starters, we rely on highly quality materials, and manufacture all our products right here in the US using sustainable processes. 1. Stylish Modern Site Furnishings Commercial, residential, and public properties rely on modern site furnishings to complement the surrounding style […]

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Mar, 2018

9 Coastal Landscaping Solutions to Solve Any Issue

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Coastal landscaping must be hardy to endure harsh seaside weather with high wind, moisture, and salinity levels. From planters to lampposts, to a seaside fire pit, everything must be designed to endure unique coastal conditions. Here are some coastal-friendly landscaping solutions to inspire your renovation. #1. Pick Hardy Plants The most important rule of thumb with coastal landscaping: pick hardy plants. Native plants are a big bonus too because they naturally thrive in the area without human intervention. AKA—they are incredibly low maintenance and well-suited to the unique coastal conditions. […]

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Feb, 2018

The Most Affordable Way to Fix Light Pole Base Wear and Tear

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Have you noticed extreme light pole base wear and tear? It’s very common for the bottom of lampposts to break down faster than the rest of the pole. Here’s why: Most traditional light pole bases have seams and the interior lacks powder coating or an enamel finish. As a result, salts and moisture can seep inside and lead to corrosion. Hence, why it’s so common to see light pole base damage before the rest of the lamppost appears worn. So, when does light pole base damage become bad enough that […]

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Feb, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Safety Bollards

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Get the low-down on safety bollards–from what they are, to why they are so important; as well as different available options. Safety bollards are commonly used to line sidewalks, safeguard drop-off areas, shield storefronts, and so forth. These short but strong fixtures have a lot to offer, including lighting, security, and enhanced safety. What are Safety Bollards? Bollards are petite ground-mounted outdoor lighting fixtures often used to create what’s known as “cutoff illumination.” This style of lighting is frequently used to line pathways, walkways, and as a border for certain […]

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Feb, 2018

How to Pick the Best Roof Garden Plants

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The best roof garden plants are low maintenance and able to survive the harsh conditions present on rooftops. Urban rooftop gardens make exquisite spaces that can be surprisingly low maintenance, if you use a good mix of the best roof garden plants. Rooftop Garden Plants Must Withstand These 2 Things High Heat Exposure Roof gardens are exposed to a lot of heat on a regular basis. That means plants must be tolerant of high heat and sun. High Wind Exposure The taller a building is in relation to its surrounding […]

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Jan, 2018

7 Types of Landscape Lighting Your Property Could Benefit From

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Complete landscape lighting should include a variety of fixtures with unique intended purposes, including path lighting, up lighting, shadow lighting, and so forth. We offer every type of landscape lighting you could think of—plus, our fixtures are durable, long lasting, and made right here in the USA! Landscape Lighting Your Property Could Benefit From 1. Path Lighting Some lighting fixtures are meant to be somewhat discreet, with the light showing but not the fixture. That’s not the case with path lighting. Lighting fixtures used to highlight pathways can offer stand-out […]

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