Commercial Wood Planters

DeepStream’s Commercial Wood Planters, unlike fiberglass or carpenter built wood planters, are the only commercial planter with a Lifetime Structural Warranty.

Proprietary trademark marine anodized aluminum legs and hidden structural aluminum frame are engineered to provide the lowest total cost of ownership over time for you and the environment. DeepStream custom makes each planter to meet your exact needs, so even our long and large Commercial Wood planters will last for decades.

Three 48" square commercial Mariner Ipe Wood Planters provide a large area for bushes and diverse landscaping seen here flanking an example of California modern high-tech architecture featuring wood and natural materials.
DeepStream’s 48″ Square Commercial Wood Planters can hold trees, bushes, or provide a large area for more diverse landscaping, as seen here in California. Watering restrictions make drip irrigation systems mandatory, and these planters, with a hidden structural aluminum frame supporting a waterproof liner, conserve water and hide the irrigation and advanced drainage system.

Don’t confuse these planters for carpenter-built planters that will fall apart in 3-5 years, or fiberglass planters with a 3-year warranty. This is a complete commercial landscaping system for those who can not afford the time, money, mess, inconvenience, and potential damage required to replace carpenter-built wood planters or fiberglass planters again and again. Although an investment these planters will deliver the lowest total cost of ownership over thier lifetime. To skip ahead to budget pricing for individual planters with dimension that fit stock liners follow this on page link.

7 Modern Commercial Wood Planters handcrafted with Ipe and aluminum create a unique outdoor cafe under the palms on a tropical Miami sidewalk.
Don’t confuse DeepStream’s Commercial Wood Planters for carpenter-built planters you see quickly falling apart; these will last for decades. Backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty, not 3 years like fiberglass planters, these garden planters are a complete 3-component commercial landscaping system with marine-anodized aluminum legs, separate waterproof planter box, and rugged hidden structural aluminum frame engineered to mount accessories like screen wall, trellis, gates, and casters — not added as an afterthought. No paint or powder coating to fail. The cafe design of these raised wood planter boxes helps prevent health code violations by making it easy to clean underneath, giving pests no places to hide.

Square and rectangular Commercial Wood Planters are available both as stand-alone planters up to 72″, or money-saving long multi-section planters of unlimited length. Both are available in natural 3/4″ thick tongue and groove solid tropical wood like Ipe, and environmentally friendly no-maintenance recycled plastic lumber.

A 72" long rectangular Commercial Wood Planter landscaped with tall flowering Birds of Paradise creates a dramatic living screen wall.
DeepStream Designs builds all Planters to order, and we can build almost any size from 18” – 72” long and 12” – 72” wide. We stock three standard leg heights: 21”, 31” and 42″. 

Don’t confuse our Mariner Modern Long Commercial Planters with carpenter-built boxes that will fall apart in 3-5 years. These are a complete 3-component engineered Landscaping System:

  • Anodized extruded aluminum legs, with no paint or powder coating to fail, engineered to eliminate fasteners and contain the tremendous expansionary forces of wood as it cycles through countless wet and dry cycles. The legs support the hidden structural aircraft aluminum frame and are isolated from surfaces by replaceable HDPE plastic feet. Using legs of varying heights, we create an integral frame that supports accessories like screen wall, trellis, gates, and casters by design, not as an afterthought.
  • A separate planter box with an almost unlimited choice of panel materials, including ever-popular tropical hardwood and maintenance-free recycled plastic lumber. The planter box provides an air gap between it and the liner, which prevents solar gain from heating the root ball and hides drip irrigation and drainage systems.
  • Rugged waterproof, food-safe, UV-resistant, 100% recycled LLDPE plastic rotomolded liners with advanced drainage and threaded drain ports.
A square Commercial Wood Planter with waterproof liner in front of a rectangular garden planter with trellis on a tropical roof deck.
To ensure Commercial Wood Planters will last for decades, planks are held in place by the deep slots of the proprietary structural marine anodized extrusion, not fasteners that tear apart in the endless wet and dry cycles that cause the planks to expand and contract. The separate waterproof liner has advanced drainage and provides a thermal break against solar gain. Backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty, all parts are replaceable and there is no paint or powder coating to fail. They will never crack like fiberglass planters.
A studio photo looking straight down into one of DeepStream’s Commercial Wood Planters showing how the hidden structural aluminum frame is attached to the proprietary trademark marine anodized aluminum legs to hold a waterproof planter liner and accessories.
DeepStream uses the principles of Sustainable Design to engineer its Commercial Wood Planters with a separate tongue and groove wood planter box held inside the slots of our trademark structural extruded anodized aluminum legs without fasteners. This allows the wood to expand and contract through endless wet and dry cycles without tearing itself apart as will happen with carpenter-built planter techniques. The legs attach to a hidden structural aluminum frame hold a waterproof planter liner and accessories. Lifetime Structural Warranty, with no paint or powder coating to fail. All parts are replaceable.
The President of DeepStream Designs on a tropical penthouse roof deck measuring the temperature of the outer plank on Commercial Wood Planters heated by the sun.
As shown by Sheila, the President of DeepStream Designs, on a clear 80-degree day, the temperature of the outside planks on Commercial Wood Planters, or similar pots, can reach 124-degrees, steaming the root ball inside. To protect against overheating, DeepStream’s unique liner-within-a-box design has a thermal air gap between the wood planter box and waterproof liner.
Close up of measurement of solar thermal gain, 124-degrees on a sunny 80-degree day, on the outside planks of Commercial Wood Planters.
Measuring the solar thermal gain, 124-degrees on a sunny 80-degree day, on the outside planks of Commercial Wood Planters. DeepStream’s liner-within-a-box provides a thermal gap so that the root ball stays at air temperature, and the landscaping flourishes. The waterproof liner inside the planter box has advanced drainage and hides drip irrigation lines.
Movable Commercial Wood Planters crafted from maintenance free, redwood colored recycled plastic lumber separate tables under orange umbrellas along a restaurant’s outdoor balcony seating area.
Movable Commercial Wood Planters crafted from maintenance-free recycled plastic lumber are a perfect way to separate tables and soften urban environments naturally, while allowing cleaning to avoid pests and health code violations.
Tall movable Commercial Wood Planters, crafted of weathered wood colored maintenance free recycled plastic lumber, create privacy by separating lounge areas on the pool deck of a Hawaiian hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Tall movable Commercial Wood Planters on caster wheels, crafted from maintenance-free recycled plastic lumber, are a labor-saving way to separate lounging areas for privacy, while maintaining site flexibility and allowing proper cleaning.
Rugged enough for a life at Sea. A long Multi-section Wood Planter on the Celebrity Edge cruise ship creates a defined area for a dining on the outside midship edge of the vessel for a popular fine dining venue.
Rugged enough for a life at Sea. A long Multi-section Wood Planter on the Celebrity Edge cruise ship creates a defined dining area on the outside midship edge of the vessel for a popular fine dining venue.
A landscaped railing mounted Modern Wood and aluminum Planter adds a touch of nature to the outdoor sidewalk seating area of an urban Food Hall.
This landscaped railing-mounted Modern Commercial Wood Planter is a clever way to bring a touch of nature to an urban Food Hall’s outdoor seating area.
Modern Custom 36" square Commercial Wooden Planters with a companion Museum Bench on an upper outdoor deck of a College of Engineering building, complementing the building's modern geometric architecture.
What Commercial Wood Planters would an Engineering College select? DeepStream’s 36″ square modern Commercial Wooden Planters, with a companion Museum Bench, complement the modern geometric architecture of this Engineering building.
A series of long modern square and rectangular Commercial Wood Planters of varying heights, planted with trees and ornamental grass, line an urban sidewalk, acting as a safety barrier between the sidewalk and autos on the street.
A fresh creative approach to urban landscaping. Modern rectangular and square Commercial Wood Planters, large enough for trees, make an attractive natural safety barrier rugged enough for urban streets.
A Commercial Wood Planter in a residential setting between a cool blue tropical pool and a hammock hanging in a lush green shaded garden under palm trees.
Self-contained, set-and-forget Commercial Wood Planters with their hidden structural aluminum frame and waterproof liner are perfect to landscape residential settings, as they will last for decades and add a modern touch, while providing a much better growing environment than pots or fiberglass planters. Ordered with raised wood side panels for easy cleaning.
A row of modern rectangular Commercial Wood Planters, landscaped with tall ornamental grasses, line a portico of a residential building leading to a parking garage.
These rectangular Commercial Wood Planters, with rugged waterproof liners fitted with advanced drainage and drip irrigation, are a modern self-contained landscaping option that will last for decades, providing the owners and the environment with the lowest total cost of ownership over time.

For every product DeepStream’s American craftsmen create for our clients using wood or recycled plastic lumber, we plant between 50 and 100 trees in your honor through Trees For The Future.  Their Forest Garden program has many positive benefits for the earth and its people, in addition to planting trees.  For more information follow this link: Trees.org

Dozens of Modern Square and Rectangular Commercial Wood Planters, in redwood and dark grey colored, labor saving no-maintenance recycled HDPE plastic lumber, create a green lushly landscaped common area patio on the roof deck of an urban workforce housing apartment complex.
Custom doesn’t have to mean expensive. These square and rectangular Commercial Wood Planters, made with labor saving no-maintenance recycled HDPE plastic lumber, were chosen to create a green patio space on an urban workforce housing apartment roof deck, because the planters look great, protect the plants and building, and deliver the lowest total cost of ownership over time to both the owner and the environment. There is never a design fee, and we offer volume discounts.

Multi-section. modular, Commercial Planters use DeepStream’s proprietary trademark anodized L and T legs for unlimited planter length in custom heights and widths, with no paint or powder coating to fail. As with all of DeepStream’s wood planters, all parts are replaceable and backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty.

  • Liner-inside-a-planter-box design eliminates root ball solar gain, hides irrigation lines, waterproof liner, and drainage.
  • Trademark T and L legs extruded from marine-anodized aluminum mean there is no paint or powder coating to fail.
  • Standard leg heights: 21”, 31”, and 42″, with custom lengths available.
  • Rugged, tapered liners rotomolded from UV-resistant, food-safe, 100% recycled LLDPE plastic, with threaded side-wall drain ports for advanced drainage options.
  • A facade that meets your design criteria: wood, recycled plastic lumber, or exotic materials like 3form or marble.
  • Hidden structural aluminum frame is engineered to add options like casters and screen wall using wood, glass, aluminum, or 3form Eco-resin, by design, not as an afterthought.
  • Damaged parts are replaceable at direct factory cost with unique “Core Replacement Program.”
  • Lifetime Structural Warranty.
Two modern Commercial Wood Planters separate a seating area, with blue couches, from a dining area on this urban roof terrace with a dramatic backdrop of skyrise buildings along the Chicago River.
These Commercial Wood Planters, with a lightweight structural aluminum frame, are a set-and-forget complete landscaping system with hidden food-safe waterproof liners, advanced drainage, drip irrigation, and wiring for lights. The modular construction of these long, Commercial Wood Planters means they can be installed without the need for a crane or special equipment on the roof terrace of this historic urban Chicago building. Assembly time was just 15 – 20 minutes per planter, with no mess to clean up afterwards.
Studio photo showing how DeepStream's proprietary trademark T leg allows the construction of long Commercial Wood Planters. This one is made with no-maintenance Ipe Brown recycled plastic lumber.
Cost-effective long Commercial Wood Planters use a hidden aircraft aluminum frame, attached to DeepStream’s proprietary trademark marine-anodized extruded T-leg. This frame makes roof terrace installations quick and easy, and it’s backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty, so you only do it once.
A close-up picture showing how a Commercial Wood Planter's hidden frame supports a waterproof planter liner filled with flowers.
Modern Commercial Wood Planters use a hidden structural aircraft aluminum frame to support DeepStream’s rugged rotomolded 100% recycled plastic waterproof liners with advanced drainage. The resulting air gap shields the plants’ root ball from solar gain for better growth with less water, and hides drip irrigation and lighting systems.
Ipe brown recycled plastic lumber Commercial Wood Planters with food safe waterproof liners growing produce separate seating areas of a farm-to-table restaurant's outdoor roof terrace dining area under red umbrellas.
Labor-saving Commercial Wood Planters made with DeepStream’s proprietary trademark anodized aluminum legs and maintenance-free Recycled Plastic Lumber may be pressure cleaned, as they have no paint or powder coating to fail. The hidden food-safe waterproof plastic liners, fitted with advanced drainage and drip irrigation, are the perfect labor-saving planter for container gardening at ground level or on a roof terrace. Backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty, unlike the 3-year warranty for fiberglass planters with finishes that can crack and chip.
A busy urban central plaza uses lushly landscaped shallow, narrow, rectangular, Commercial Wood Planters as a parapet wall, topping the granite divider between steps and a ramp up to a fountain to keep skateboarders from damaging them.
Every garden planter DeepStream builds is custom, so Commercial Wood Planters like these are created to meet your specific need, without custom fees, design fees, or wait times. Unlike fragile fiberglass planters, these will last for decades and are backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty, not the 2–3-year warranty you get with a fiberglass planter.

DeepStream is an American manufacturer with a single point of contact. You work directly with our principals who are as invested in your project’s success as you are. We have no salespeople or distributors.

DeepStream’s planters are an investment in the appearance of your property and sustainable design. We sell our wood planters directly to customers, eliminating the distributor markup and ordering confusion.  This allows us to use the best materials and American craftsmanship which, combined with our engineered structural aluminum legs, frame, and plastic liner-inside-a-planter-box design, means that our planters won’t pull apart or rot, lasting for generations.

Built by a single craftsman with pride of ownership these comercial wood planter boxes and separate planter liners will provide the lowest cost of ownership over time, while lowering the impact on the earth’s resources.  Every planter sold by DeepStream also generates 50 trees planted in return by the non-profit Trees For the Future.

Long Rectangular Commercial Wood Planters overflowing with flowering plants separate dining spaces, with bright orange chairs and tables, on a granite city center plaza while also acting as protective parapet walls around steps between levels.
Long Rectangular Commercial Wood Planters, with hidden internal modular aluminum frames and waterproof liners with advanced drainage, are an enduring classic. Perfect to separate dining spaces and act as protective parapet walls for safety around steps between levels on this city center plaza. They also deter skateboarders.
Extra-large modern modular Multi-section Commercial Wood Planters and outdoor museum benches in weathered wood colored recycled plastic lumber create a natural atmosphere for the roof deck outdoor BBQ and dining area of an apartment building.
General contractors find that the modular design of these extra-large built-in modern Commercial Wood Planters makes them easy to install without skilled labor, cranes, or special tools. The planters, and matching outdoor museum benches, make the roof terrace BBQ area of this Texas apartment building a favorite amenity of residents.
Large, long, rectangular, modular modern Multi-Section Commercial Wood Planters, landscaped with flowering plants and ornamental grasses, create protective parapet walls, and divide an urban roof deck, surrounded by modern high-rise buildings, for different uses.
Modern Modular Multi-Section Commercial Wood Planters are an innovative, cost-effective way to divide large roof decks for different uses and create protective parapet walls, while introducing nature’s calming influence into the urban environment.

DeepStream’s Commercial Wood Planters have a frame engineered to anchor integral screen walls and Trellises, eliminating problematic fastening through roof membranes. They usually qualify for “temporary structure” status, eliminating most permitting required by building and city codes when used on roof terraces, balconies, or sidewalks.

Landscaped Commercial Wood Planters anchor glass screen walls and lights enclosing an outdoor plaza seating area in front of an upscale wine bar restaurant in a modern glass and brick building.
DeepStream’s attractive modern Commercial Wood Planters are a complete, commercial grade landscaping system with integrated structural aluminum frame and waterproof liners, backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty. These commercial planters are engineered to anchor screen walls, enclosures, and gates to control access by design, not afterthought.
Modern Commercial Mariner Wood Planters anchor a tall wood privacy screen wall, covered with beautiful flowers, on an urban roof terrace.
Architects and General Contractors choose DeepStream’s simple, completely integrated, Modern Commercial Wood Planter landscaping systems with waterproof liners to provide the lowest installed cost of ownership for their customer and the environment. They are often used to anchor large privacy screen walls because they require no costly, problematic roof penetrations, or permits. They save labor costs by assembling slip-in-easy without skilled labor, they do not need cranes or special tools, and there is no mess to clean up. Unlike fiberglass planters, they will not heat up in the sun, steaming the root ball, and they hide advanced drainage and labor-saving drip irrigation systems, as well as electrical cabling for lights. DeepStream’s commercial planters last for decades, backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty, whereas a fiberglass planter will only have a 2-to-3-year warranty, if there is any warranty at all.
Commercial Wood Planters with one of several Trellis Options covered in a white flowering vine on a tropical urban roof deck with palm trees and red hibiscus.
Commercial Wood Planters, featuring DeepStream’s unique proprietary extruded marine-anodized structural aluminum legs, are engineered to contain the expansionary forces of wood as it expands and contracts for decades, and a hidden aluminum frames holds a waterproof liner and options such as this beautiful trellis as a design aspect, not an afterthought.
Ultra-Modern Modular Multi-Section Commercial wood Planters crafted with white recycled plastic lumber and an integrated glass security screen wall fit the ultra-modern design criteria for Los Angeles International Airport’s iconic futuristic central hub, the Theme Building.
Ultra-Modern Multi-Section Modular Commercial Wood Planters anchor Security Screen Wall at LAX.
Ultra-Modern Commercial Modular Multi-Section Wood Planters crafted with white recycled plastic lumber are mounted with integrated glass security screen wall and stainless steel door for the iconic Los Angeles International Airport’s futuristic central hub.
Iconic structures need iconic planter designs. Architects rely on DeepStream’s Modern Multi-Section Commercial Wood Planters to anchor a low-key security entrance screen wall. Crafted with white recycled plastic lumber, Mariner Planters with integrated glass security screen wall and stainless steel door fit the ultra-modern design criteria for Los Angeles International Airport’s iconic futuristic central hub, the Theme Building.
A long row of lushly landscaped modern modular Multi-Section Commercial Wood Planters, with integrated glass screen wall that creates a protective access barrier between a lounging area with red cushioned couches and a pool area with sunbeds on the other side of the glass, for the tenants of this upscale converted urban industrial loft condo building featuring a roof terrace with stunning urban views of the high-rise core financial district.
These modern Multi-Section Commercial Wood Planters, with integrated glass security screen wall, create a protective access barrier between a lounging area and a pool. DeepStream’s lightweight structural aluminum modular frame design is often chosen by Architects converting urban industrial loft buildings into office or condo spaces, as no cranes are required for installations and there are no costly, troublesome penetrations of the roof membrane to anchor screen walls. As “temporary structures,” they usually do not require the same permitting process and allow access to the roof under pavers or decking for repairs.
Rectangular Commercial Wood Planters, landscaped with bushes, create an upscale outdoor seating area with wood chairs and round tables in front of a brick building. The planters have a glass windbreak attached to them which is topped by small perimeter lights.
An upscale outdoor seating area can attract the attention of potential customers, enhancing the restaurant’s image, while maximizing customers’ protection and restaurant income. DeepStream’s large moveable rectangular Commercial Wood Planters with glass windbreaks and perimeter lighting add more space and table separation, while enhancing the appeal at night and on blustery days.
The exterior view of a large Ipe Brown modular Multi-Section Commercial Wood Planter and aluminum screen wall installation, complete with gates, bench seats, and landscaping, that encloses a restaurant’s outdoor smoking area.
Modern Multi-Section Commercial Wood Planters have a modular structural aluminum frame that allows for quick slide-in easy assembly without skilled labor or special tools. The integral frame allows the addition of optional Screen Wall Panels, Benches, and code-required Gates for this custom prefabricated instant outdoor smoking section at a popular wine bar restaurant. The owner chose labor-saving no-maintenance recycled plastic lumber, as it can be pressure cleaned for sanitation and will last for decades. The aluminum legs and privacy screen wall are anodized aluminum, so there is no paint or powder coating to fail.
The interior view of a mid-scale restaurant's outdoor smoking section on the sidewalk adjacent to the parking lot created using bronze maintenance free recycled plastic lumber Commercial Wood Planters with integrated anodized aluminum screen wall.
DeepStream’s complete maintenance-free Commercial Wood Planter system, with integrated aluminum screen wall and code compliant gates, create an instant outdoor smoking section in just 15-minute assembly time for every two sections.

A direct link to the product page for Planter anchored privacy screens and screen walls for security and to secure dangerous or unsightly equipment from street level to rooftop.

We build Commercial Wood Planters in a variety of materials, from solid tropical hardwoods (Ipe, Jatoba, and Cumaru) to Recycled Plastic Lumber.

Three landscaped planters on a tropical roof deck. Two planters made with recycled plastic lumber flanking one made with aged Ipe Tropical hardwood to contrast color and finishes.
Please discuss with clients the benefits of saving the diminishing resource of tropical hardwood for future generations by specifying recycled plastic lumber. Our recycled plastic lumber requires no maintenance, lasts for decades without fading, saves your clients money, and will look better over time than wood ever will.

Click this direct link to the page with detailed information on wood and recycled plastic lumber colors and ordering information.

Planter Dimensions and Budget Pricing for stock liner sizes

To gain an insight into pricing, the table below shows budget pricing* for fifteen stock sizes of stand-alone planters (price includes liner and drain filter pack). We offer a 5% discount for 5-9 units, 10% discount for 10+ units.

Planters made with Recycled Plastic Lumber (RPL) are typically less expensive and require almost no maintenance.  Premium Woodgrain adds about 3% to the RPL price.

Click for printable PDF planter price list

Budget Price list also available as a printable PDF
Budget Price list also available as a printable PDF

PRICES are based on standard sizes to fit our stock planter liners which are created around using the best material yield and most popular sizes. While there are volume discounts, there is never a design fee or custom fee. Custom planters really do not cost more, but prices vary depending on size, material yields, and set up times. You may also need a custom-welded planter liner which will cost more than a stock planter liner.

If you do order natural hardwood, unlike carpenter-built planters, with DeepStream’s trademark anodized aluminum extrusions you know that your purchase will last for decades and not waste this precious resource.

If you have questions, need more information, or would like to discuss your project, please call Sheila at (305) 857-0466 or email her at dsdmiami@gmail.com.  Sheila has decades of experience to call on as a developer, general contractor, and property manager, with thousands of planter installations and remediation project experiences to help you with budget-saving ideas.  

DeepStream Plastic Liners and 3-layer Drain Pads with TREMdrain & Biobarrier complete your Wood Planter

When selecting your outdoor planters, keep in mind that drainage is critical to the health of your plants grown in containers, and it is very difficult to remedy after the fact.

DeepStream pioneered modern drainage practices with side-wall drains and 3-layer drain filter pads. DeepStream places from one to three 3/4″ threaded drainage ports on its 16 proprietary stock plastic planter liners, to which various plugs, hose barbs, and valves may be attached.  Liners are non-structural and are meant to be placed inside planter boxes.

DeepStream Designs rugged 100% recycled Stock Plastic Planter Liners
16 different size and shaped commercial planter liners are displayed on a tropical roof top deck landscaped with green palms trees, bamboo, and podocarpus. A large man is standing on top of one of the garden planter liners to show how strong they are.
DeepStream commercial planter liners with advanced drainage.

Generally, more container-grown plants die from drowning than from lack of water. “Old school” drain holes on the bottom and gravel drainage medium simply do not work and will quickly clog.  DeepStream elevates the drainage hole center approximately 2″ up the sides of your liners to provide a “reservoir” for the tap roots and allow clay “fines” in all planting mediums to settle instead of clogging drain packs.

Detailed photo on a tropical roof terrace showing how easy DeepStream's tapered stock planter liners with advanced drainage make it to replant and recondition roots.
DeepStream’s tapered stock planter liners with advanced drainage make them economical to ship and easy to replant and recondition roots.

Planter liners prevent the soil from contacting the wood, preventing rot, while promoting drainage. The air space the liner creates between itself and the planter box prevents the root-ball from getting warmer than the ambient air. This space also allows you to hide drip irrigation lines and wiring for lights. The tapered shape reduces shipping costs, and makes root conditioning and replanting slide-out-easy.

Custom Planter Liners
A Custom Welded Waterproof Plastic Planter Liner shown on a table in front of bamboo in a tropical roof deck garden
DeepStream welds Waterproof Planter Liners to fit any size planter.
A Custom Welded Modular Planter Liner with hidden drainage and drip irrigation for a large commercial roof deck landscaping installation holding partially planted trees and bushes.
These Custom-Welded Modular Planter Liners for a large commercial roof deck landscaping project are equipped with hidden drainage and drip irrigation.

Depending on your plants, planting mixture, and local weather, you may need to add more drains.  Additional drain holes can be added as required by drilling additional holes in the side walls.

DeepStream’s advanced 3-Layer Drain Pad

Drain pads, when used in conjunction with clean 1-2 mm inorganic drainage material to slow the flow of the water to the drain, could prevent clogged drains for a decade or more. Biobarrier will not stop aggressive root systems like runner bamboo and Clusia.

Waterproof liner and the components of DeepStream's 3-part advanced drainage filter pad.
The basic components of DeepStream’s 3-part advanced drainage filter pad: drain board, filter fabric and Biobarrier.
DeepStream Advanced 3-Part Planter Liner Drain-Pad shown as components and finished pad.
DeepStream’s advanced drainage pads: TremDrain Board improves drainage area and efficiency, filter fabric reduces drain blockage by silt and organic material, Biobarrier helps prevent root blockage.

Direct Link to detailed Stock Planter Liner Page with Sizes and Pricing


Tips for improving Planter Drainage

Drain packs must be used in conjunction with a proper planting medium for container gardening, and inorganic filtering material to slow the drainage water so that any clay “fines” that could coat the geotextile will instead settle to the bottom of the liner below the side-wall drain.

  • When selecting your outdoor planters, keep in mind that drainage is critical to the health of your plants grown in containers, and it is very difficult to remedy after the fact. The design of the planter liner is one of the important components.
  • Generally, more tended plants die from drowning than from lack of water. “Old school” drain holes on the bottom and gravel drainage medium simply do not work and will quickly clog.  DeepStream elevates the drainage hole center approximately 2″ up the sides of your liners to provide a “reservoir” for the tap roots, but more importantly, that space allows clay “fines” present in all most all planting mediums to settle instead of clogging drain packs.
  • DeepStream pioneered modern drainage practices with side-wall drains and 3-layer drain filter packs. DeepStream places from one to three 3/4″ threaded drainage ports on its 16 stock proprietary plastic planter liners, to which various plugs, hose barbs and valves may be attached.  Liners are non-structural and are meant to be placed inside planter boxes.
  • Depending on your plants, planting mixture, and local climate, you may need to add more drains.  Additional drain holes can be added as required by drilling additional holes in the side walls with a hole saw bit. If additional threaded ports are needed we stock two-part watertight bulkhead fittings.
  • Planting mediums for container gardening are as varied as local climates and plant species.  Here in Florida, we can get 6” of rain in a day in the rainy season, so we need a quick draining material and we often add perlite. If you have a dry climate, you may need to add more vermiculite to retain water.  Since Florida also has a dry season where it my not rain for a month or more at a time, we use drip irrigation, as the planting medium we use for the rainy season dries out far too quickly during the dry season.  For more in-depth information on drip irrigation, drainage, and the many aspects of container gardening check the Helpful Resource Links to planterblog.com listed at the bottom of this page.

Need important information on Selecting Planter Liners before you purchase? This blog post will help.