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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

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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