Container gardens and planter boxes are wonderful additions to any urban garden. They can be both decorative and allow for ease-of-use planting on terraces, rooftops, patios and decks. These days there are plenty of different styles and colors of containers to meet any design aesthetic, but when considering which containers to buy, it’s also important to choose containers that are sturdy and will not crack or break after only a season or two.
We make the boxes from IPE hardwood, one of the strongest woods on the planet, lasting more than 25 years outdoors without treatment. Some compare its strength to that of steel! All boxes come lined with marine grade ¾” plywood and then epdm for durability and design versatility.
Take a look around the city and you will probably see some of the planters built by our carpenters at New York Plantings Garden Design & Landscape Construction. Our work can be seen on balconies, rooftop gardens, under pergolas, on terraces, holding climbing vines for vertical walls, restaurant fronts as well as custom indoor planters. Some of our favorites? Cube-style and rectangular planters that add drama and wonderful functionality! Of course, we’d be happy to deliver and install retail provided containers and planters too. Custom building planters just adds another option to your design possibilities.
For more information about New York City landscape designer Todd Nappi and his company New York Plantings Garden Design, including photos of the urban retreats he designs, can be found on his website. And to learn more about Todd’s approach to landscaping, images of projects and other helpful gardening tips and info you can also visit his blog.