Large Wood Garden Planters

Large Wood Garden Planters, a complete landscaping system custom-built by American craftsmen to any size, and backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty.

Don’t confuse these planters for carpenter-built planters that will fall apart in 3-5 years. These are the Large Wood Garden Planters you are looking for. They will stand the test of time for decades, providing both you and the environment the lowest cost of ownership over time.

4 Large Wood Garden Planters in front of a contemporary office building with two people having a conversation.
Large Wood Garden Planter Boxes use DeepStream’s trademark anodized aluminum legs and structural aluminum frame, with no paint or powder coating to fail, provide you and the environment the lowest cost of ownership over time, and are backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty.

Our large wood garden planters are available both as stand-alone planters or money-saving extra-large or long modular planters built to any size in both natural 3/4″ thick tongue-and-groove solid tropical wood and environmentally friendly, maintenance-free, money-saving, UV-stabilized 100% recycled HDPE food-safe plastic lumber with a 50-year warranty. 

Many square and rectangular Large Wood Garden Planters crafted from maintenance free recycled plastic lumber landscape the central common area terrace of an apartment building with bushes, trees, and flowers.
Large Wood Garden Planters crafted with maintenance-free, environmentally friendly, money-saving, UV-stabilized 100% recycled HDPE food-safe plastic lumber with a 50-year warranty by its manufacturer.

DeepStream’s trademark marine-anodized aluminum legs extruded from dies designed by our founder, and an aircraft aluminum frame engineered to ensure longevity allow the addition of options by design, not an afterthought, that no other planters can offer. We engrave our name on every proprietary extrusion, so if you don’t look good, then we don’t look good.

Large Wood Garden Planters on a tropical roof terrace landscaped with tall bright green Birds of Paradise with bright red and orange flowers.
Decade-old Large Wood Garden Planters with separate food safe planter liners on a hidden structural aluminum frame provide a thermal break from solar gain, while also hiding drip irrigation and advanced drainage systems. These self-contained planter systems provide the perfect environment for container gardening, even in the tropical sun and torrential downpours of up to 6” in a few hours. The separate waterproof planter liner also ensures that the wood planter box will never rot, while the anodized aluminum legs mean there is no paint or powder coating to fail. Backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty.

We engineered our planter system so that every part is replaceable, and partner with our customers by backing our planters with a Lifetime Structural Warranty and unique “Core Replacement Program” which provides replacement parts at direct manufacturer’s cost. We manufacture with computer-ensured accuracy of 1mm in 72″ and keep a digital archive of every piece so that, even years later, we can supply the exact part for your custom installation.

Many square and rectangular Large Wood Garden Planters, crafted from maintenance free recycled plastic lumber, landscape the terraced pool and club house area of a deluxe Florida condo development with bushes, trees, and flowers.
Large Wood Garden Planters crafted with maintenance-free, environmentally friendly, money-saving, UV-Stabilized 100% recycled HDPE food-safe plastic lumber with a 50-year warranty by its manufacturer, provide labor-saving protective parapet walls between terraces.

While we often supply a single planter to a homeowner for a balcony, many of our projects run into tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. We know that ordering a large installation of planter systems or screen walls can be stressful, as they are often ordered months before project completion, before as-built dimensions can be confirmed. Planters are often one of the last details to be installed before receiving your valuable C.O. Since DeepStream’s large garden planters are built by individual craftsmen, if there is any variation in measurements from plan, we have the flexibility to overnight replacement components to ensure you project is completed on schedule.

As seen here on a property developer's roof terrace, DeepStream's Large Wood Garden Planters are lightweight, allowing the roof to support the maximum volume of planting medium while staying within load limits, so that even olive trees like this one are possible on a roof deck.
DeepStream’s Large Wood Garden Planters are lightweight, allowing the roof to support the maximum volume of planting medium while staying within load limits, so that even olive trees like this one are possible on a roof deck. The separate planter liner hides the drip irrigation system and the wiring for the lights.

DeepStream offers more than garden planters and custom fixtures, we provide peace of mind and a guarantee of success to our customer. You are dealing directly with the principals of the company who have stood in your shoes with a background as developers, general contractors, project and property managers with thousands of installations and decades of experience on which to call. Working directly with us as part of your team eliminates distributor markups and confusion in the ordering process.

A rooftop installation of Large Wood Garden Planters showing how the internal T leg joins sections, supporting separate waterproof planter liners while hiding the drip irrigation and drainage systems.
The hidden aircraft aluminum structural frame of DeepStream’s Large Wood Garden Planters, attached to our trademark marine-anodized extruded T- leg, supports a separate food-safe waterproof planter liner with advanced drainage that hides drip irrigation and wiring for lights. The modular nature of this engineered system allows for quick slide-in-easy assembly to construct planters of any size rectilinear shape without the need for cranes or permits.
Studio photo showing how DeepStream's trademark T leg allows the construction of modular Large Wood Garden Planters.
Cost-effective modular installations of Large Wood Planters for Trees are made possible by the hidden 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum structural frame, attached to DeepStream’s trademark marine-anodized extruded T-leg to construct planters of any size rectilinear shape. The planks of the planter box are contained by the aluminum channels in the legs, not held by fasteners, allowing it to expand and contract without tearing itself apart.

DeepStream designs and handcrafts its Large Wood Garden Planters in America using the principles of Sustainable Design to meet the demanding requirements of Landscape Architects, hotels, condominiums, public buildings, businesses, and urban dwellers who cannot afford the time, money, disruption, mess, damage, and inconvenience required to replace carpenter-built wood planters again and again. There is no assembly line in our clean, air-conditioned, well-lit and expansive workshop with high tech tools, and hands-on American craftmanship with pride of ownership in each planter we build.

DeepStream Designs' 36" square Large Wood Garden Planter with a separate plastic liner in front of a wood screen wall on a roof deck.
36″ Cube x 31.5″ H Large Wood Garden Planters with a rugged recycled plastic planter liner.

In addition to our proprietary marine-anodized aluminum legs and structural aluminum frame, DeepStream’s wood garden planters use a separate food-safe HDPE or LLDPE plastic planter liner with state-of-the-art drainage inside the outer box façade to ensure maximum durability, as the planting medium never touches the wood, preventing rot.

Cost-effective, lightweight square and rectangular stand-alone Large Wood Garden Planters are available up to 72″ long and to any height your project requires. Extra Large and Long Wood Planters use DeepStream’s proprietary L and T legs to build modular planters to any size or length.

DeepStream Designs handcrafts our Large Wood Garden Planters to order so we can build almost any stand-alone size from 18” – 72” long and 12” – 72” wide without custom or design fees.  We stock three standard leg heights: 21”, 31” and 42″ and a maximum extrusion length of 144″.

Rectangular Large Wood Garden Planters create a sidewalk cafe with bright chairs and umbrellas in downtown Miami.
Large Wood Garden Planters create an instant tropical sidewalk cafe in Miami. Many Restaurants prefer a raised planter box on DeepStream’s trademark anodized aluminum legs, or a movable Garden Planter on Wheels, to prevent health code violations. The look and cleanliness your customers see outside your restaurant directly reflect what they believe their service and food experience might be overall. We recommend no-maintenance recycled plastic lumber, as it will not absorb stains or graffiti, and may be pressure cleaned for sanitation, as there is no paint or powder coating to fail.

With their integrated aircraft aluminum inner frame, these large wood garden planters, unlike carpenter-built wood and fiberglass planters, will not only last for decades, but they are also highly adaptable. Built to any size or rectilinear configuration, they may be disassembled and reconfigured by subtracting or adding parts we can supply from digital archives of your specific planters.

Large Ipe Wood Garden Planters and planter liners in front of a wood screen wall on a hotel roof deck.
Large Ipe Wood Garden Planters are possible with DeepStream’s unique aluminum frame, waterproof planter liners, and Lifetime Structural Warranty.

Handcrafted custom planters with wheels can roll, allowing for practical storage or flexible layouts. They can also be engineered to be moved with forklifts.  They have been engineered to hold protective or privacy screen walls with no roof attachment, saving money and complexity.

Large Wood Garden Planters landscaped with flowering plants and ornamental grasses, create protective parapet walls, and divide an urban roof deck surrounded by modern high-rise buildings.
Large Wood Garden Planters are an innovative, cost-effective way to divide large roof decks for different uses and create protective parapet walls, while reintroducing nature’s calming influence into the urban environment.

Our proprietary aluminum extrusions are marine-anodized for direct salt air exposure. There is no paint, powder coating, welding, or fasteners holding wood to fail. While there are volume discounts based directly on savings in materials and setup time, one large wood garden planter or 100, there is never a design or custom fee.

Large Wood Garden Planters filled with flowering plants and ornamental grasses used as parapet walls are a creative way to bring nature onto the urban terrace of a converted historic building surrounded by skyscrapers.
Planters with hidden lightweight modular structural aluminum frame, waterproof planter liners with advanced drainage, labor-saving drip irrigation, and wiring for lights are often used as parapet walls. Backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty, your installation requires no crane, permits or special tools, and assembles slip-in-easy without skilled labor in minutes, leaves no cleanup, and will last for decades, providing the lowest cost of ownership to the developer and the environment.

DeepStream knows garden planters are an investment in the appearance of your property and ultimately the Earth. Using the principles of Sustainable Design, we handcraft our planters in America, and pay our craftsmen a good living wage by selling our Large Wood Garden Planters directly to you, eliminating needless distributor markup. We then back our planter systems with a Lifetime Structural Warranty, unlike the 1-3 year warranty of other companies.

Two modern Large Wood Garden Planters with planter liners 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.
The modular design of the lightweight structural aluminum frame creates modern Large Wood Garden Planters, complete with food-safe waterproof planter liners and advanced drainage. These very large planters were installed without the need of a crane or special equipment on the roof terrace of this historic urban Chicago building. Assembly time was only 20-30 minutes per planter with no mess to clean up afterwards.

This approach allows us to give back to the planet by planting 50 trees in our customers’ honor though Trees for the Future, which positively impacts both people and the planet through a four-year grassroots process that trains farmers to revitalize their land and become self-sustaining.

A series of modern square and rectangular Large Wood Garden 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 Large Wood Garden Planters with trees make an attractive natural safety barrier rugged enough for urban streets.

Our planters were created as a more durable alternative to poured-in-place concrete planters above grade, which can leak and create expensive structural damage, fiberglass planters, which can crack, or carpenter-built wood planters, which self-destruct in just a few years.

Modern Extra Large Commercial Wood Garden Planters landscaped with flowering plants and palms separate dining areas, with bright orange chairs and tables, on a granite city center plaza while also acting as protective parapet walls around steps between levels.
Modern Extra-large commercial Wood Garden Planters are a creative way to provide safety around steps between levels while deterring skate boarders.

Modern Extra-Large, and long, Wood Garden Planters are modular and are pre-assembled to ensure an exact fit before breaking down alternate sections to reduce shipping costs.  DeepStream custom planters, with their structural aluminum frames, can stand alone or achieve a built-in look. Easy to place and assemble, even on rooftops, they take about 10 – 15 minutes per section once in place.

Several modern commercial Large Wood Garden Planters with planter liners landscaped with bushes divide up the plaza of an outdoor mall’s seating area for restaurants and provide a safety barrier between levels.
Developers, Architects, and Property Managers use modern, modular, self-contained, Large Wood Garden Planters to divide up large areas while adding cost-effective visual interest. They are a creative way to provide safety barriers between levels while creating a more natural, cooling, and attractive atmosphere for outdoor seating and dining areas. Property owners value the Lifetime Structural Warranty and that these planters will last for decades, providing the lowest cost of ownership for them and the environment over time.
7 Large Wood Garden Planters landscape the perimeter of a fountain courtyard at the center of a large urban commercial development with tall trees lining the seating areas in front of shops and businesses.
Developers with large commercial projects and City governments choose DeepStream’s self-contained, rugged, Large Wood Garden Planters with planter liners to soften and quiet high-traffic civic courtyards.

Commercial Large Wood Garden Planters with gates anchor glass and wood screen wall enclosures to create an urban roof terrace garden seating area and dog park without roof penetrations.

Large Wood Garden Planters anchor a glass and wood screen wall enclosure and parapet walls to create this apartment building's roof top garden BBQ seating area and dog park.
Large Wood Garden Planters anchor glass and wood screen wall enclosures and parapet walls to form this apartment building’s roof top garden BBQ seating area. They also create what is many tenant’s favorite amenity: a fully enclosed dog park with double-gated entry compound for easy pet control. Despite its complex look, it assembles slide-in-easy in 15 -20 minutes per section with no skilled labor, roof penetration, or cranes required. Any section may be quickly removed for roof repairs, or expanded or reconfigured should changes be required in the future.
Large Wood Planters with gates anchor screen walls to create a roof top garden oasis of plants, flowers, and a regulation dog park with skyscraper views.
Large Wood Planters with gates create an animal control compound, anchoring a glass and wood screen wall enclosure to create a real dog park!

Using our proprietary marine-anodized structural aluminum extrusions of varying lengths, we create prefabricated lightweight modular Wood Garden Planters to anchor wood, aluminum, or glass panels that do not require attachment to the roof, so there is no need for roof penetrations.  DeepStream’s unique aluminum frame is backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty and uses marine-anodized structural extrusions, so there is no paint or powder coating to fail.  Buy factory-direct; there is never a design fee.

Looking inside a roof top dog park, complete with plants and benches, created by Large Wood Garden Planters anchoring gates, glass, and wood screen walls.
We love helping our creative customers develop practical solutions to their great ideas. This Developer created a distinct marketing advantage for the conversion of this historic building by turning an underutilized roof top into his tenant’s favorite amenity: a self-contained, tenants-only, rooftop dog park accessed from within the building. No need for nighttime or early morning walks in the neighborhood. Now it is BBQ and sunset cocktails on the roof, just steps from their apartments. Slide-in-easy assembly of custom prefabricated modular commercial Large Wood Garden Planters with gates anchor glass and wood screen wall without roof penetrations, and they can be disassembled and reconfigured if required.

DeepStream Designs handcrafts our Large Wood Garden Planters to order so we can build almost any size from 18” – 72” long and 12” – 72” wide without custom or design fees.  We stock three standard leg heights: 21”, 31” and 42″ and have a maximum extrusion length of 144″.

Large Wood Garden Planters with taller back legs supporting screen walls are used by restaurants to create flexible outdoor seating areas.

Large Wood Garden Planters with glass screen wall and planter liners, landscaped with bushes, creates an upscale outdoor urban restaurant  on a plaza for a wine bar inside a modern brick building.
Large Wood Garden Planters with taller back legs supporting glass screen walls and lights are used by restaurants to create flexible outdoor seating areas and extend the outdoor dining season, while attracting positive attention to their restaurant inside the building.

Planters with screen wall control access, quiet  noise, attract positive customer attention and extend the outdoor season while creating additional seating for an upscale restaurant on a street plaza near a transportation hub.

Large Wood Garden Planters with wheels and planter liners planted with bushes create a movable modular glass screen wall for an upscale outdoor restaurant on a city plaza.
Large Wood Garden Planters with wheels and planter liners planted with bushes create a movable modular glass screen wall for an upscale outdoor city restaurant.

Large Wood Planters built with DeepStream’s proprietary aluminum leg extrusions, allow the addition of glass screen wall as protective barriers and windbreaks, suspending locally sourced glass between shaped HDPE blocks. Caster wheels, trellis, and other protective screening options are available.

Large Wood Garden Planters on wheels with planter liners planted with bushes create a movable modular glass screen wall for an upscale outdoor city restaurant.
A flexible outdoor seating plan and extended outdoor dining season is made possible by this protective enclosure with lights formed by the proprietary aluminum extrusions that make it possible to create practical, movable Large Garden Planters with wheels that are mounted with glass screen wall.
Large Wood Garden Planters using DeepStream's trademark aluminum planter frame system to mount aluminum screen wall and planter mounted gates to create this restaurant's outdoor smoking section enclosure as seen from the outside.
Large Wood Garden Planters using DeepStream’s trademark aluminum planter frame system is engineered to mount screen walls, storage bench seats, and gates. These custom planters will outlast wood and fiberglass planters by decades without the custom price. Coordinating recycling and trash receptacles and other weatherproof restaurant fixtures available to match your design and operational needs.
Large Wood Garden Planters using DeepStream's trademark aluminum planter frame system to mount aluminum screen wall and planter mounted gates to create this restaurant's outdoor smoking section enclosure as seen from the inside.
DeepStream’s complete maintenance-free Large Wood Garden Planters are a system that can integrate aluminum screen wall and code-compliant planter-mounted gates to create an instant outdoor enclosure with a 15-minute assembly time for every two sections.
Large Wood Garden Planters with screen wall and trellises full of bright colorful flowering plants are a beautiful way to create privacy and separate seating areas on an urban restaurants roof deck dining area.
Large Wood Garden Planters with flowering screen wall and trellises create privacy and separate seating areas while allowing a flexible seating plan on this urban restaurant’s roof deck dining area.
Large Wood Garden Planter box with wood privacy screen and flower covered trellis on an urban roof deck.
Large Wood Garden Planters with taller back legs support an integral wood privacy screen and trellis.

Large Wood Garden Planters Anchor Security and Protective Screen Walls

A row of lushly landscaped modern Large Wood Garden Planters, with planter liners and integrated glass screen wall that creates a protective access barrier between pool area with sunbeds and a lounging area 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 financial district.
Specified by the Architect, commercial Large Wood Garden Planters with planter liners and glass screen wall create a protective access barrier between a lounging area and pool, meeting the Life-Safety building code on the roof terrace of this upscale converted urban industrial loft condo.
Modern Large Wood Garden 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 Large Wood Garden Planters to create a low-key security entrance, with integrated glass security screen wall and stainless steel door, to fit the ultra-modern design criteria for Los Angeles International Airport’s iconic futuristic central hub, the Theme Building.
Several modern Large Wood Garden Planters with integral glass screen wall form a protective parapet wall on an urban roof deck to create a seating area without blocking the expansive views or requiring penetrations of the roof membrane.
A great view like this can be a marketing advantage for a residential building or a restaurant on a rooftop terrace. DeepStream’s modern Large Wood Garden Planters, mounted with glass screen wall, allow you to create a protective parapet wall without blocking the views, penetrating the roof membrane, or needing cranes or special equipment. Installation time is about 15 -20 minutes per section including the screen wall.

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.

Practical Large Wood Garden Planters on Wheels are possible as DeepStream’s planters are engineered with a structural aluminum frame.

Tall movable Commercial Large Wood Garden Planters on Wheels, crafted of Aged Hardwood 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 Large Wood Garden Planters on Wheels, crafted from maintenance-free recycled plastic lumber, are a perfect labor-saving way to separate lounging areas for privacy, while maintaining site flexibility and allowing proper cleaning.
Tall, movable, very Large Wood Garden Planters create a casual outdoor restaurant, under sunny bright blue tropical skies with overlapping white umbrellas.
A casual upscale restaurant on a tropical island uses tall movable very Large Wood Garden Planters on wheels to create a wall, showcasing the open kitchen while directing traffic to create a calm outdoor dining space under overlapping white umbrellas.
Movable, maintenance free, tan colored recycled plastic lumber Large Wood Garden Planters on Wheels with planter liners separate tables under orange umbrellas along a restaurant outdoor balcony seating area.
Movable, maintenance-free recycled plastic lumber commercial Large Wood Garden Planters on Wheels are a practical way to separate tables and soften urban environments naturally.
A movable commercial Large Wood Garden Planter on Wheels also holds a 65-inch outdoor TV on an urban roof deck seating area.
Creating custom sizes or adding options to a Large Wood Garden Planter, like turning it into a rolling base for this outdoor TV, is not an afterthought — we designed that capability into it. The engineering behind the Mariner’s structural aluminum frame provides the versatility to meet your individual needs without design fees or “custom” prices.

Landscape Architects create world-class roof terraces and sky plazas, and landscape large areas atop historic buildings, using DeepStream’s lightweight Extra Large Planters with structural aluminum frames, and modular planter liners with advanced drainage that hide drip irrigation and electrical wiring, backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty.

Lushly landscaped expanses of Boston's historic Exchange Place 12th story roof deck looking onto the harbor and the famous Customs House clock tower use DeepStream’s lightweight extremely Large Wood Garden Planters.
Specified by Landscape Architects, DeepStream’s lightweight extremely Large Wood Garden Planters, with our proprietary structural aluminum frame system and modular planter liners hiding drip irrigation and wiring, are used to lushly landscape expanses of Boston’s historic Exchange Place 12th story roof deck.

DeepStream’s trademark marine-anodized structural aluminum corner extrusions and aircraft aluminum frame means there is no paint or powder coating to fail within five years. They stand up to harsh marine environments, as seen here, high above Boston’s harbor, with their timeless design bridging the architectural styles of the ultra modern and heritage buildings that form this spectacular 53 State Street 14th floor roof deck above the historic Exchange Building, overlooking the famous Customs House Clock Tower and the bay.

Lushly landscaped extra Large Wood Planters on Boston's Historic Exchange Place 14th floor roof deck looking towards the bay.
DeepStream’s extra Large Wood Planters with hidden aluminum frame and waterproof planter liners on Boston’s Historic Exchange Place 14th floor roof deck.

DeepStream’s unique 3-component system uses a proprietary hidden structural aluminum frame to create an independent façade with the planks, which hides the rugged waterproof liners inside. This design protects the root balls from overheating with solar gain, and hides an advanced drainage system, drip irrigation, and wiring for lights.

Studio photo showing a very Large Wood Garden Planter 21 inches high created with DeepStream’s trademark proprietary structural aluminum frame with cross bracing in a U shape with the longest side 24 ft long by 16 feet on the ends.
Studio photo showing a very Large Wood Garden Planter 21 inches high, created with DeepStream’s trademark proprietary structural aluminum frame with cross bracing in a U-shape, with the longest side 24 feet long by 16 feet on the ends.
Studio photo showing a very Large Wood Garden Planter 31 inches high created with DeepStream’s trademark proprietary structural aluminum frame with double cross bracing in a rectangular shape with the longest side 18 ft. long by 12 ft. on the ends.
A very Large Wood Garden Planter 31 inches high, created with DeepStream’s trademark proprietary structural aluminum frame with double cross bracing. The longest side is 18 ft. long by 12 ft. on the ends.
Studio photo showing the detail of the double aluminum cross bracing joining DeepStream’s trademark proprietary structural aluminum frame.
Double aluminum cross bracing joining DeepStream’s trademark proprietary structural aluminum frame.

DeepStream is well-known by Architects and Landscape Architects as lightweight rooftop specialists. Our extr alarge landscaping planters and large commercial wood garden planters, of either tropical hardwood or recycled plastic lumber, are easy to install and even modify on site. They do not require fastening to the deck or through a roof membrane.

Looking towards Boston’s city center, extra Large Wood Garden Planters  and extra large landscaping planters with waterproof planter liners and advanced drainage are perfectly landscaped with flowers and bushes on Boston's Historic Exchange Place 14th floor roof deck.
DeepStream’s extra Large Wood Garden Planters and extra large landscaping planters with drip irrigation and waterproof planter liners with advanced drainage on Boston’s Historic Exchange Place 14th floor world-class roof deck.

Your choice of materials.

DeepStream has two frame systems: the Audubon system can use any material, and the large garden planters you see on this page are built with the Mariner planter leg, which typically uses tropical hardwood or recycled plastic lumber planks.

Three landscaped planters on a tropical roof deck. Two planters made with recycled plastic lumber flank 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 100% recycled HDPE plastic lumber. Our recycled plastic lumber (RPL) requires no maintenance, lasts for decades without fading, as it is UV stabilized, saves your clients money, and will look better over time than wood ever will. RPL planters may be pressure cleaned for sanitation, as DeepStream’s trademark marine-anodized aluminum legs mean that there is no paint or powder coating to fail.

All natural tropical hardwood planters will turn a light gray color and show stains and mold spots if not treated with a waterproofing and UV protector several times a year. This treatment will make all wood darker over time. Longer term, say 20 years or so, even Tropical Hardwoods will begin to succumb to mold in wet environments, degrading the outer finish if you don’t maintain them.

Given the time and expense necessary to keep natural hardwood looking good, and the damage done to the rainforests to harvest it, versus the “set and forget” ease of using environmentally friendly recycled plastic lumber, you should give serious thought to which you will select for your project.

Modern Ipe Brown recycled plastic lumber modular Large Wood Garden Planters with planter liners and Trellises create a lushly landscaped parapet wall for privacy on a suburban housing development's roof terrace.
Do the job once, do it right, and enjoy the lowest cost of ownership over time for both you and the environment with no hassle. The lightweight Liner-inside-a-Planter-box design of DeepStream’s Large Wood Garden Planters eliminates root ball solar gain and hides irrigation lines and waterproof liners, while softening parapet walls of roof terraces with landscaping. Created with no-maintenance recycled plastic lumber and anodized aluminum legs and structural aluminum frame, these Planters with Trellises are backed by Lifetime Structural warranty and will last for decades.

Direct Link to understanding the environmental consideration of your choice between wood and plastic lumber, and how choosing recycled plastic helps save rainforest deforestation.

Square and rectangular Large Wood Garden Planters crafted from dark gray 100% recycled plastic lumber and landscaped with bushes and palm trees create parapet walls between terraces with sunbeds shaded by white umbrellas and the pool.
Square and rectangular Large Wood Garden Planters crafted from dark gray 100% recycled plastic lumber are often used to create parapet walls between terraces, or to divide large spaces.

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

Large, commercial grade, rectangular Large Wood Garden Planters crafted with no-maintenance aged hardwood colored recycled plastic lumber, alternate with stainless steel cable railing to create an outdoor seating area in front of an AMC movie theater at a modern outdoor suburban mall.
Developers use DeepStream’s cost-effective modular commercial-grade Large Wood Garden Planters specified by Landscape Architects to control access naturally, while creating space for social interaction with ample room for safe physical distancing. The modular nature of the structural aluminum frame allows these planters to be easily assembled without skilled labor, and moved or reconfigured should needs change. With a Lifetime Structural Warranty and no-maintenance recycled plastic lumber boxes and anodized aluminum legs, they may be pressure cleaned, as there is no paint or powder coating to fail. DeepStream planters and receptacles last for decades, providing the lowest total cost of ownership for the project owner and the environment.

More Examples of Large Wood Garden Planters made with versatile, no-maintenance Recycled Plastic Lumber.

Large Garden Planters and benches in aged hardwood colored recycled plastic lumber create a natural atmosphere for the roof deck outdoor BBQ and dining area of an apartment building.
The roof terrace BBQ area of this Texas apartment building, with its built-in Large Garden Planters and modern Benches, is a favorite amenity of residents.
800 ft. of modern modular Large Garden Planters, crafted from Ipe Brown recycled plastic lumber, creates a natural grass and bush filled parapet wall around the roof deck of the NFL's mid-town Manhattan headquarters surrounded by skyscrapers.
The modular nature of the 800 ft. long modern recycled plastic lumber Large Garden Planters and planter liners, surrounding the roof deck of the NFL’s mid-town Manhattan headquarters, allowed for the installation without needing cranes and permits. Slip-in-easy Installation time was 10-15 minutes per section.
Eight 36" square cube Large Wood Garden Planters with strong rotomolded planter liners hold trees in a forest clearing of a botanical park with flowers.
The trademark marine-anodized legs, hidden aluminum frame, and rugged waterproof rotomolded LLDPE plastic planter liner, are strong enough to hold trees inside DeepStream’s 36″ square recycled plastic lumber Large Wood Garden Planters. 48” square Large Wood Garden Planters are also a common size used for trees.
Large Wood Garden Planters crafted from Ipe brown recycled HDPE plastic lumber Food Safe Plastic growing produce while providing separations between seating areas at a farm-to-table restaurant's outdoor roof terrace dining area under red umbrellas.
Large Wood Garden Planters made with DeepStream’s proprietary trademark anodized aluminum legs and maintenance-free Recycled HDPE Plastic Lumber may be pressure cleaned as they have no paint or powder coating to fail. The hidden food- safe waterproof plastic planter liners, fitted with advanced drainage and drip irrigation, are the perfect labor-saving planter for container gardening at ground level or a roof terrace. Backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty, unlike the 3-year warranty for fiberglass planters with finishes that can crack and chip.

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.

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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.

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