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Hanging container solution makes plant watering easier

Landscaping Network Calimesa, CA
Hanging plant with hidden pulleys
Landscaping Network Calimesa, CA
Pulleys within the structure

This hanging plant may look fairly normal, but it's actually attached to a pulley that makes it possible to raise and lower the basket with ease. The simple pulley can be used to lower the basket to a comfortable working height. You can then water the plant easily and do any dead-heading or replanting while you're at it. When you're done, you just raise the basket back up to display height.

I love the way the pulleys are hidden within the structure of the patio cover. In fact, if it weren't for the bright orange sign announcing their existence I would never have discovered them. Notice how the steel cables fit nicely between the metal posts at each end of the structure. This same pulley concept could be applied in a residential setting using a metal or wood patio cover, or stands designed for this specific purpose.

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