Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Custom Planter Boxes: Aesthetic Efficacies

Details are everything especially in designing and planning your outdoor and indoor space, from private residential spaces, public courtyard or even parks. Definitely a great way to create a distinct ambiance in your business and even in your home is having Custom Planter Boxes. They are not just designed to look good but they are also built to last. And New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape Contractors are experts in making custom planters and would gladly assist in designing and installing of your planter boxes that suits tastes and business needs. They are the first and foremost master gardeners, the leading makers of planters and garden containers giving away feats to various hotels, restaurants, stores, penthouses and residences in Manhattan, New York, and all the way to Long Island.

Their custom planter boxes support the growth of your plants, flowers and trees as New York Plantings master carpenters build planters in appropriate sizes ensuring stability against high winds and other ways such as increasing soil volumes to support roots up to decades eliminating the need for transplanting and protecting the root system  in harsh winters. As they help in recreating spaces, their service will not just build your planters but they would also make sure of the proper installment of drainage such as using EPDM rubber membrane to ensure that soil and water won’t leak out to your wood furnishings and decking, preventing damage. Proper drainage is a key to keep roots from premature failure. It also maintains plant health. They secure that all drainage could be set to drain where you want it, like under the deck or patio to eliminate dirty water running out and staining your expensive and beautiful pavers. They offer proper drainage that is simple, effective and maintenance-free at all. In designs, they could assist you in selecting from a number of alternatives with their professional and expert New York Plantings Outdoor Carpentry Team. They are also Ipe hardwood specialist, using marine grade plywood liners with IPE fascia with stainless steel fastener all throughout.
EPDM rubber membrane
New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape Contractors are actually leading the gardening and landscaping industry, so rest assured that the planters are well-engineered to function better and look greater than typical premade, store brought or online planters. And their expertise in soil mixtures and planting techniques race well on efficacy.

They specialize in Asian Garden Design, and could help you build your own Zen Eden in your terraces, rooftop gardens, and even in your backyard. Other themes are also available. You can contact them at 347 558 7051. You may also want to avail other services such as  Deck Refinishing, Pergola Installation, Gazebo, deck and patios, tree care as well as with New York Plantings Irrigation and Landscape Lighting Division's Irrigation System Installation and landscape lighting installation.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

New York Plantings Garden and Landscape Construction: Ipe Hardwood Deck Refinishing

Ipe hardwood is known for its durability and long-lasting attributes that makes it one of the best materials for home and garden decking. With the choice in recognizing Ipe wood’s strength and its longevity of a guaranteed 20 years even without preservation, maintaining its physical quality still needs to be given importance. What draws Ipe hardwood restoration challenging is because of its high-oil content density and other withering characteristics commonly caused by weather damages or even deteriorating finishes. New York Plantings has been providing Ipe hardwood refinishing in Manhattan, New York, up to Long Island yielding overwhelming results in maintaining and even restoring your Ipe furnishings making it look new. And New York Plantings will make sure to preserve the majestic beauty of the hardwood and bring you back in awe with this magnificent hardwood at your own place.

All woods gray. When Ipe and other hardwood embellishments are not finished or have not been maintained properly, the pigment would wither over time. For Ipe, a very dense and pressly grained wood, refinishing is therefore important to maintain the rich brown and red-amber hues; it would not just make over the intensity of the wood’s surface color but it would also protect and even extend the life of your Ipe decks. New York Planting’s Ipe hardwood deck refinishing service includes thorough deck cleansing with soap and water to remove all accumulated dirt and other unwanted substances brought by atmospheric condition change; these could contribute to the fast decay of your wood decks and should be eradicated. The service then finishes with Ipe deck oil application in its surface that will not just make your Ipe hardwood furnishings look new but could make it last for up to 100 years!
New York Plantings Deck Refinishing Service
It is New York Plantings' dedication to give you the best of your home and garden furnishing choices with the best penthouse gardeners, and landscapers as they offer cleansing and refinishing services for other kinds of wood decks and curtilage decorations. New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape Contractors are specializing Asian Garden Design. Other services includes irrigation system installation, landscape lighting, custom carpentry such as custom planter making, pergola building, decks and patios installation, tree care and for more specific gardening and landscaping services, you can contact us at 347 558 7051 or visit New York Plantings' website. New York Plantings looks ahead in visiting your place and remake it as fresh as it should be.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Keeping Turf Healthy Through Fall and into Spring

The fall is here, and the temperature is beginning to drop. This means to start breaking out the sweatshirts and jackets, and more importantly it means you need to start getting ready for the dormant feeding of your lawns! Many people don’t realize how important the fall fertilization is for turf. The reason is it’s actually how the grass gets its first dose of nutrients in the spring. Confused?

Let me explain. As you may know, when the weather cools down your lawns grow slower and slower. This is because when the ground temperature cools down below 55 degrees the microorganisms (microbs) in the soil are also slowing down. The microorganisms are what make the nutrients readily available for the turf. Therefore when they slow down, the growth slows down, and after the first frost of the year the plant basically shuts down because the microorganisms have just about stopped all together.

So why would you put fertilizer down on turf in late fall if the plant cant take it up?

The reason a fertilizer should be put down before the first frost is so that the microorganisms can start breaking the nutrients down, but not fully. That way when the weather warms up in the spring and the soil temps go up, the microbs have something to start feeding your lawn with. You might ask why not just put a fertilizer down in the spring. Well, you could put it down in the spring, but the chances of you putting it down before the plant needs them are very slim. Especially if there is snow covering the ground, because as the snow melts it quickly warms the soils and the microbs can actually start as the snow is melting.

Slow-release Fertilizer
Slow-release Fertilizer
Now you can't just put any fertilizer down either. It must be a slow release fertilizer. A fertilizer that is coated with a poly material would work well, or even a clay coated fertilizer. If a quick release fertilizer is used there is a good chance you will have dead turf in the spring. With quick release fertilizers the plant will take up a lot of Nitrogen and the plant cells walls would swell up. Once the plant is subject to a frost the ‘swelled’ cell walls would burst and basically kill the majority of the lawn. The fertilizer analysis is very important and would be based on the recent history of fertilizer put down in the past year.

As you can see a lot goes into picking the right fertilizers and knowing when to put them down. This can be very tricky, costly, and possibly damaging if not done correctly. New York Plantings Garden Design and Landscaping, specializing in Asian garden design, now has a lawn specialist who can help make these challenging decisions for you, and complete these tasks.

For more information on anything about turf, ask for Julian at New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape Contractors