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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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Jul, 2017

Tree Pots: How to Successfully Plant Trees in Planters

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You can grow beautiful trees in large planters to give your landscaping more height, or add some shade. But first, you need to be aware of the unique needs of trees grown in planters. What Types of Trees Grow Well in Planters? Certain trees can flourish in planters, but not all trees are up for the challenge. Your best bet is to go with smaller varieties, such as dwarf trees that experience slower and more manageable growth. If trees grow super-fast, you’ll constantly need to transport them into larger containers. […]

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Jun, 2017

9 Benefits to Landscaping with Recycled Materials

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From reducing landfill waste to lowering overall material costs, there are so many benefits to landscaping with recycled materials. There are several different ways to landscape your property with recycled materials. First, you can purchase sustainable products made from recycled materials. For instance, our planters, lighting fixtures, trash cans, and site furnishings are made from up to 100% post-consumer recycled materials. Secondly, you can use old or salvaged items to create something new and unique. For instance, old bricks could be reused to create a walkway. Additionally, you can use […]

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Jun, 2017

The Best Coastal Lighting Fixtures: What Lighting Fixtures Can Survive Harsh Coastal Climates?

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Are you searching for coastal lighting fixtures that won’t rust or corrode? If your home or business is near the ocean, you cannot rely on just any type of lighting fixture. While many popular lamppost materials are prone to rust and corrosion, that’s the last thing you want in a coastal environment. After all, coastal lighting fixtures are subject to more wear and tear than other lighting fixtures simply because of the salty air, strong winds, sand, and storms that blow in off the coast. One study from the 1970s, […]

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Jun, 2017

CFL VS LED Lighting: Why CFL Lights Are Believed To Cause Health Problems

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Before the invention of LED light bulbs, people used CFL light bulbs as an energy efficient solution. To this day many people still utilize CFL light bulbs, but there is some controversy regarding how safe these fluorescent-based bulbs are. According to some researchers, CFL bulbs are dangerous to your health for a number of reasons. More on that later, but first, what’s the difference between CFL bulbs and LED bulbs? CFL Bulbs Vs. LED Bulbs: Here Are The Differences Both CFL bulbs and LED bulbs were made as an energy […]

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Jun, 2017

What You Need To Know About LED Parking Lot Lighting

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Converting your parking lot to an LED lighting system offers a wide variety of benefits to all different types of industries, including schools, real estate offices, apartment complexes, and so forth. Upgrading your parking lot lighting to LED makes the space look better, but it also makes the space safer by brightening it up considerably. LED lighting also saves you a lot of money because it requires less energy than traditional lighting. TerraCast Products offers a wide selection of parking lot lighting fixtures, all equipped with LED bulbs. Our resin-based […]

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May, 2017

How Often Should You Replace Commercial Planters?

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The frequency in which you replace your commercial planters has a lot to do with the planters you purchase, the materials planters are made of, and the elements they are exposed to. Traditional plastic planters may have to be replaced every couple of years, more often than the plants housed inside! That’s because cheaply made plastic is very prone to cracking, and once a plastic planter cracks it’s in danger of splitting in half. Stone planters are porous and prone to cracks, water infiltration, and can ultimately deteriorate in as […]

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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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