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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Going green by saving water converting lawn sprinklers to drip irrigation systems designed by New York Plantings Irrigation Company NYC part 1 (draft)/ NYC landscape companies draft.

Hardcore Manattan Gardeners and NY Landscape Design company,
"New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape Contracting" 
I will be writing about how you can improve your irrigation systems for your urban garden or suburban landscapes. I suppose that a good understanding of how drip irrigation systems function and knowing which NYC irrigation company really cares about doing their best in designing drip irrigation systems for rooftop gardens, penthouse landscapes, terraces and the higher volume watering systems of the surrounding suburban landscapes and the lawn sprinklers and shrub sprays so common in traditional landscapes.
Garden Sprinkler

  Sometimes, after working all day and seeing that your yard looks pretty good we may think that "if it is not broke don't fix it" but if I can explain correctly to our readers just what can be improved and how much better the irrigation systems that NY Plantings Irrigation and Landscape Lighting are developing, using both modern, technologically advanced irrigation system components and also new "smart irrigation controllers or timers" it becomes not only a going green by saving water and saving money by reducing the amount of water your irrigation system requires in order to deliver the same amount of water to the roots of the planting such as the trees, shrubs and flowers in your landscape beds.
In many cases, I can design a system to deliver even more water to the root systems of your garden plantings than an existing lawn sprinkler system while cutting a generous 50% actual usage.
To walk a property of one of our clients the experienced irrigation technician or drip irrigation system designer can immediately find obvious areas that can stand improvement such as overly moist, dry patches, dry plantings of fungus prone areas or spots in the garden. An area that receives sun but has the shadow of the building or house will require more water in he sunny areas then the shady. With an easy to design drip irrigation system we can tailor per planting how much water each planting will receive.



**Provide photo for this caption: Uneven watering is a frustrating issue for home owners or hobby gardeners hat causes many to simply crank up the volume of water delivered in hopes of soaking the ground enough for water to reach the roots of your garden's plantings.
                
Vertical Gardening Irrigation


 drip irrigation is used for green walls and green roofs but we want people to see past that and use drip irrigation in place of lawn sprinklers or shrub sprays to improve the garden beds and landscape beds.

Sure, keep your lawn sprinklers for now, but use them on the lawn, NOT the trees, shrubs garden and landscape. lets see how the drip irrigation under sod lawns or turf is going to an out first. Besides the actual use of lawn sprinklers for turf or grass, I am 100% sure that drip irrigation is so much better than any type of spray or lawn sprinklers for watering trees, flowers or shrubs that I cannot stress enough the benefits of which I will get to later or in following New York Plantings irrigation and Landscape Lighting, rooftop garden and landscaping blog posts.  

but im trying to get people to see that drip irrigation is not just a light duty "toy" for little silly green walls walls (or even huge green walls)  
The raised vegetable gardens and the do it yourself guy on you tube is what we DONT want people to associate drip irrigation with. I learn plenty from you tube, I like it actually, but we are talking about protecting an investment in a landscape and gardens that cost tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars to design, plant and maintain.  
I want people with real landscapes (know definition of suburban NY such as NYC, Westchester or Long Island commercial and residential landscapes) to consider drip irrigation, not just people with a deck and a few pots, or the penthouse garden and rooftop gardener (Who already know the benefits and how good it is to have rooftop garden drip irrigation systems) 



Soil Replaced
photo with caption: overly moist and even soaked areas promote fungus and mildew that will kill any plants quickly, even if plantings are replaced the soil shouls be amended or treated to prevent regrowth.  
New York Plantings master gardeners will consider several factors foreign to the typical NYC landscape architect or garden designers hailing from lifetime inner city living or simply hanging a shingle after working as helper to a city reared so called garden company.
This view may seem to some a bit harsh or bitter however with any trade or group it is the few bad apples that sour the batch.
NY Plantings is coming to set up an irrigation system that will essentially be dripping water on your landscape and garden trees, shrubs and plants roots. not spraying mold and fungus encouraging, evaporating, non root reaching spray irrigation is long been the wrong thing to use.
Save money and your beautiful garden with a new updated electronically controlled "smart" drip irrigation system installed by New York Plantings Irrigation Company NYC.
  Drip irrigation: Save 75 bucks/month at least. times 9 months: $675.00 times 5 years:  $3375.00 payback in 5 years.
   Besides protecting your garden design and planting investment, maturing and establishing your garden creating priceless mature specimen plants,
virtually eliminating fungal and mildew plant diseases.
Reduce soil compaction by droplets, encourage soil nutrient generation, use less water to supply plantings roots.
   no moving parts such as sprinkler heads, no pop ups, no adjustments, easy to add more drip irrigation capacity and expand the drip irrigation system.
Does not require blow out with air compressor.
Only the mechanical solenoid valves and control system/manifold require winterizing.
Drip irrigation by New York Plantings Irrigation and Landscape lighting NYC can be set to water several times per day, keeping the soil in your rooftop garden planter at optimal moisture levels, greenroof irrigation can be set to promote root growth and utilize only minimal amounts of water in drought conditions.
Roof Top Irrigation


By promoting strong established root systems New York Plantings master gardeners have even eliminated the need for some greenroofs that depended upon irrigation systems and at least have made many greenroof plants, roof gardens, terrace gardens and landscapes much less dependent upon the irrigation systems, making the plants, trees and shrubs less sensitive and eliminating the "cycing that occurs when plantings lilt, droop, then stand up, droop, stand, droop from heat and a dry top layer of soil...
Drip irrigation, properly installed with other proprietary rooftop garden methods and of course textbook, standard proven garden and landscape care practices utilized by NY Plantings irrigation service company along with the New York Plantings NYC gardeners can ensure that your investment in your garden or landscape plantings, your money, time and your beautiful view from inside the home and your beautiful yards, outdoor spaces, penthouse gardens or roof gardens will remain looking great regardless of weather, heat, drought and survive periods of time without the drip irrigation system functioning.
How many can say that their sunny rooftop garden plantings can survive one week or more without any watering or irrigation?

We at NY Plantings use our decades of rooftop gardening service experiences, Urban garden techniques learned from both hands on experience and formal horticultural training.

Furthermore, the master gardeners at
"New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape Contractors NYC" love to garden! Even after a hard week of working on Manhattan's penthouse gardens, rooftop and terraces as well as traditional landscape design and installations, the hobby gardener comes out on the weekend to do what they enjoy most.

Homeowners working for homeowners.

We at NY Plantings would love to share all we have learned about terrace and rooftop garden practices over the past decades however, since our competition basically relies on short cuts to apply the trade, we have to keep much of our hard learned technique for our clients and keep the subject matter light.

   The drip irrigation company we began about 6 years ago now in Manhattan, NY is doing very well.

Look for a dedicated NY drip irrigation company website covering our rooftop garden irrigation systems, terrace gardens, penthouse gardens, irrigation systems for townhouses and brownstone landscapes as well as lawn sprinklers for sod, turf and grass.

    Landscape lighting and drip irrigation system installation come naturally to a company owner who has an extensive background in mechanical, automotive electrical , hydraulic systems and general mechnical pursuits. Restoration of antique motorcycles, diesel engine and race shop experience (gosh I'm getting older)

Of course we can install an landscape lighting or irrigation system!

Keeping up with emerging technologies, new digital and "smart" irrigation controls make the drip irrigation systems even more exciting and cost effective.

 Since we began installing drip irrigation approximately a decade ago until recently we have been re engineering and trying new ways to install drip irrigation systems in one of the most demanding environments to try and grow trees, shrubs and plants.
Utilizing planter boxes on a terrace garden or rooftop/penthouse garden is the most common method of providing living space to support our roof gardens and penthouse gardens. Planters are also often used for restaurants and café flowers, entry way trees or shrubs planted in sidewalk planters etc. Hand watering of these types of gardens wastes serious time, money, water and still really does not work!
  New York Plantings gardener and drip irrigation system designer immediately found the irrigation systems installed by the established NYC irrigation companies to be lacking in several key areas. As a true gardener and horticulturist would have it, the type of irrigation systems that NY Plantings installs are in many ways a better product and design than what the much more experienced competition  NY irrigation services are installing, In fact, the "competition has stopped installing the types of systems they swore by for over 30 years in exchange have begun installing drip irrigation systems similar to the type pioneered by "New York Plantings Irrigation and Landscape Lighting NYC!"   



Environmental benefits of NY plantings irrigation company drip irrigation systems are much greater than originally estimated.
If you are into "going green" or interested in protecting and preserving our environment and natural resources...or simply do not like to WASTE huge amounts of WATER for NO REASON. then you should already have had NY Plantings drip irrigation systems installed in your garden beds, roof gardens, terraces, hotel lobbies and entryways, public parks and just about anywhere you rely on outdated insult to the environment style spray heads, shrub sprays, pop up style sprinklers  or traditional style lawn sprinklers.

It is easy to see that NY Plantings is a different type of company both in the garden design, landscaping services, driop irrigation installations and landscape lighting.

Not the lowest cost NYC garden designers however the long term cost is far less if you compare a properly designed and build hardscape, deck, patio, rooftop garden or landscape installation.

Only New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape Contractors NYC  have been offering the complete packages when providing garden and landscape designs.

Consultation, design renderings, nursery direct delivery

WE go to the nursery and hard pick each planting: not just order and take delivery. Using unique plantings that are proven to thrive in our environment.
Shying away from the boxwood stuffed  cookie cutter gardens developed by the point and click NYC landscape design architects.

We carefully plant our own gardens, in likely custom built planters made to fit your space exactly, utilizing super high quality materials such as IPE Brazilian hardwoods, stainless steel fasteners, quality built fence, deck construction, pergolas and concrete or stone pavers.
NY Greenroof design and installations, vertical gardens or living walls.

Of course a complete package includes the irrigation systems and modern LED landscape lighting. When new lighting or drip irrigation systems come to fruition we will be offering only the best as technology allows.Highest Quality landscape products and hardscape materials and construction methods both beautiful and rugged to create an outdoor space that you will always admire...never have to renovate your landscape again as it will become and ever evolving expression of your taste and milestones of your time here in the world.

Who cares? WE DO!

***another blog about the garden industry in Manhattan NYC :
the thoughts of my New York landscape and garden design company competitors that keep poking their head from my stewlike chunky brain.
 Either by outright poor practice, obvious rampant distain for actual garden knowledge is commonplace in the NYC garden trades. My thinking is that the underprivileged (not financially but with no natural beauty or even the daily scoping of the upper and middle class suburban neighbourhoods of Long Island and Westchester therefore underprivileged from eye candy!) background and shear lack of passion and love for gardening or landscape design shows through all about us in the Manhattan landscapes created and mismanaged by our "peers". The great cities of the world, I am told even put to shame NYC with several parks and gardens but include a general beauty in upkeep.

Now, evident in my least favourite rows of boxwood so beloved by the Manhattan landscape "architect" I imagine someone pointing/clicking rows of "shrub" symbols on the computer aided graphic designs they call landscape architecture or landscape design.

I am guilty in recent months of giving in to this tradition since we have had some clients who just want some green outside the window too soften the terrace. In the same vein of truth I will say that I survived several years in the NY landscape trade without planting one boxwood!

I liken these garden companies to the independent guy running for president that seems to do nothing but take the votes from the true professionals and people who actually put the work in, devoting their lives to the cause...
only to waste votes by taking about 10% of potential votes...in the case I liken to...garden or landscape projects: the 10% of which could support the "real" hardcore garden guys.

Liken it to the "if they hate people then why do they work in DMV"
  I often say "if they cant see the potential design opportunities in an outdoor space, or just buy shabby planters on w28st and place a concrete looking plastic pagota statue in a townhouse rear yard, plant some bamboo with a home depot landscape lighting system (transformer o the ground of course) wiring of the sloppiest order.... pre made fence then the best sloppy tangled mess of an "irrigation system" oh boy.

     You worked for a guy for a few months and it looked easy enough.
So you became a "landscape guy" Even utilizing the same phrasing and words your x-boss uses on his website. Maybe you are a decent carpenter and want to create "roof-scapes" wow that's original.
     Again, taking the potential business from the ones who love garden, have built hundreds of custom planters, fences, rooftop decks and hardscapes.
The average carpenter can be trained however they don't see the functionality and specifics required for long lasting outdoor construction.
The need to route landscape lighting, drip irrigation lines.
Drainage from your planters (where will all that dirty water go? Does the water HAVE to be dirty?)
Will the neighbors below complain if water drips to their terrace?
Will the entire side of the building be sained by your planters?
How are your roofdrains able to be utilized to collect the drainage water?
will rats find a good home in those planters?
will a design and hardscape on roof garden or penthouse survive steadfast in hurricane?
Are the plantings unique and beautiful while proven to thrive in the Manhattan nYC landscape or roof gardens?
So many questions that do not cross the minds of the inexperienced rooftop garden designer.
Over several years learning the hard way Manhattan Landscape design and rooftop garden, penthouse garden and terrace space hardscape and garden installations New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape Contractors knows what to look for and will prevent potential issues and even problems from occurring for the life of your landscape or garden.
  
       
           
         
   
planting for tough extreme weather conditions early
   

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Photos of landscape project: Hardcore NYC landscape design, Townhouse hardscape, rooftop garden building, terrace garden service company New York Plantings Landscape Contractors, Irrigation systems etc.

Meet New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape contractors NYC

A NY Landscape Design company that builds the entire outdoor space to high standards.
Drip Irrigation installation, landscape lighting and a photo documentary of a typical Urban town house landscape renovation.

We can design in many styles of landscape and garden installations.
New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape contractors NYC
         A custom built IPE horizontal fence, bluestone patio and turf, landscape lighting and drip irrigation system by New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape Contractors NYC

NY Plantings specializes in Asian Garden Design but as you can se below this is a great looking American style contemporary garden design with heavy duty, rugged long lasting hardscape and deck for a professional couple and growing family. We will be adding to this landscape blog over time, when time allows.
If you have any questions, please just give us a call. 347-558-7051
www.newyorkplantings.com


NY Landscape Contractor and Irrigation specialist: New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape Contractors is an established name in the NYC Metro area. We welcome the opportunity to connect with landscape architects and garden design companies by creating allies "in the trade" who would like to have a true resource in completing landscape projects from an experienced company in both traditional landscape installations, hardscapes and rooftop gardens. Having roots on Long Island, NY then working extensively in Manhattan's penthouse gardens and rooftop gardens, drip irrigation installations and landscape lighting. NY Plantings is also known for building custom planters boxes specializing in IPE wood planters. This began from the love of gardening and landscape as a hobby. An engine builder and heavy equipment technician turned gardener, incomparable mechanical and technical backgrounds with a love for gardening offer unique set of problem solving skills unfound in our competitors. newyorkplantings.comA hardcore garden guy that found the need to design and build his own outdoor spaces. Sure, there are carpenters and stone workers, irrigation companies etc. available however NY Plantings can be given a concept image and told to "go make it work" honestly, it will get done and look great. After at least a dozen documented installations from concept to completion with our company newyorkplantings managing the project and doing the installation of hardscape and garden ourselves without subcontracting shows that we have what it takes to make it in the landscape contracting trade. Besides the installations, there are hundreds of smaller projects and installations, garden improvements, vertical gardening, irrigation installs, landscape lighting, tree planting....Thankfully to God we are at work nearly all day every day. However, at the end of this writing we will appeal to our readers for some assistance with improving our company.     The move to create an irrigation division was formed from the need to have immediate NYC irrigation installation repair and maintenance services of professional quality. Drawing from a mechanical background and neat installation practices from several factors including decades of technical practice, Todd Nappi fitted a dedicated irrigation system and landscape lighting service truck in the form of an E450 dually tool body (an X-plumbing contractors' truck), a little custom painting and we were already offering irrigation systems to our existing landscape, roof garden and terrace garden service customers.  It took several months to truly match the quality and skill of the established competitors operating New York based irrigation company businesses for several years prior to our inception. The lack of trade courtesy to our garden company became motivation to work harder and offer more value in our services. As a previous irrigation services client, it was a simple matter of picking up where our competitors fell short. Our clients agreed and once past the growing pains we have a good solid NY drip irrigation service called "NY Plantings Irrigation and Landscape Lighting" that can stand up to any other in ability, quality and know how.
Now for the challenge: Where can we find the next generation of landscapers, laborers, designers, account representatives, irrigation technicians and gardeners to help us grow, manage our operations and provide excellent service to our maintenance accounts?

There is opportunity for professionals to join a winning team and actually make a difference in the company you work with. As our company grows rapidly the opportunity to grow along with it presents itself.

LinkedIn is an excellent way for tradespeople to find each other and connect. We have some great ideas that are sure to come to fruition. Let's find some way to work together and make a landscape machine that turns on perpetual motion



Below will be a series of photos of a typical townhouse rear yard landscape design and build taking NY Plantings about 2 weeks. a winter renovation of this outdoor space and planting when the ground was rock solid.

Sorry, no landscape design girlies here....(not that theres anything wrong with that)
Before Image of a town house rear yard 

Before Image of a town house rear yard
Before Image of a town house rear yard
Before Image of a town house rear yard

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS Crew Members

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS
A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS

Vertical planters by NYPLANTINGS

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS
A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS
A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS
A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS


A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS
A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS
A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS

A town house rear yard renovation by NYPLANTINGS
































































































































































This mess of images are from a NY townhouse rear yard renovation and landscape design by New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape Contractors NYC.
We will love to show you the supposed landscape archtects proposed design, even point out a few things while discussing a second proposed landscape design concept by NY Plantings.

Looks like we did eventually get the job and very thankful we did. Working through December and landscaping in winter is always appreciated!

The ground was frozen like a rock in one of the coldest winters on record.
We excavated 400 bags of soil by hand and the men didn't make a peep to complain.
Morale was pretty good, the materials delivery went well and everyone kept things moving.
Todd Nappi, owner of NY Plantings Garden Designers was there often to manage the project, providing "motivation" in his own special way.

This series of photos takes you through demolition with before and after photos of the entire project.
The drip irrigation and landscape lighting, outdoor electrical outlets etc. are somewhere as is the actual landscape design plans. I will add them later.
The deck installation, horizontal custom built fence, custom made planters with benches, awesome landscape with purple plumb flowering cherry, dwarf Japanese pine called vanderwolf, dwarf domestica bamboo, gold thread cypress, hydrangea, pjm rhododendron, picea pungens globulosa blue spruce, blue rug juniper and other tasty landscape bits such as ornamental grasses, yucca and more.
Look at how spotless clean the jobsite is at all times. no crap lying around and dirt everywhere, everything wenbt through the house and the house was kept clean.

don't copy our stuff!
Ha...
Does YOUR gardener do this?  

When you are ready for a landscape designer and a master gardener who is easy to work with and truly loves his work then please cotact us at NewYorkPlantings garden designers and landscape contractors NYC