What is an Open Trough Modular Planter?
Open Trough Planters are a long continuous channel of planters that are bolted together on-site at the time of installation. They are connected below the fill-line, and with this configuration, you’ll see a tighter vertical joint.
To make these planters we precision-cut the required pieces of metal and pre-drill any necessary holes with a CNC fiber laser. The cut sheets are then fully welded into the specified shape and then made smooth using a grinder. The metal planters are finally powder coated (with the exception of COR-TEN weathering steel).
This modular design provides a continuous open trough, so you can space ornamental trees or other foliage more evenly over the entire run.
Rubber feet and shims (if requested) are provided to help with the leveling process. Plus, the joint locations can be adjusted to customize the spacing.
When to use Open Trough Modular Planters
Use Open Trough Modular Planters when you:
- More space for root growth is required
- A long continuous planter is needed
- There is a need to space plantings equally across planter space
- A connecting watering system is required such as the Ollie Plant Sipper Linkable Tanks
- When a watertight configuration is NOT required
- There is an on-site installation team
What Planter material is Used for Open Trough Modular Planters?
- Marine-grade aluminum
- COR-TEN weathering steel
PureModern Open Trough Modular Planter Projects
Roosevelt - Jackson Heights, NY: G&M works, a landscape contractor, installed PureModern’s marine-grade powder-coated aluminum planters throughout the landscaped rooftop gardens on the 3rd and 14th floors. Complete with fabricated cutouts to fit pathway lights, the planters were further customized into specific shapes. The custom shaping enables the planters to seamlessly soften and tie together the multi-purpose space that includes tables, lounging areas, and even an outdoor kitchen with grills for Roosevelt Parc residents to use.