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Planters Types for Window Box Gardening

In the event that you’ve chosen to spruce up the outside of your home with window boxes, you ought to know the nuts and bolts of window box cultivating. One of the fundamental thoughts is that window takes care of must match with the length and profundity of the window ledge. The window grower shouldn’t impede the window itself. The ideal window box is neither too profound or excessively shallow. The ideal profundity of a window grower ought to be 18cm keeping in mind the end goal to give space to plant development. It ought to likewise have appropriate seepage openings.

With regards to the sorts of window boxes, there’s a wide assortment to look over. You need to recognize what are the most well-known sorts of window grower and pick the ones that are reasonable for your window box cultivating plans.

Plastic Window Boxes

The least expensive window boxes are the ones produced using plastic. They are light, spoil evidence and appear like a decent choice. In any case, they break effectively and the plastic gets to be fragile after the long introduction to daylight. On the off chance that you choose to run in view of plastic window grower, keep that they can twist and be hard to handle when you fill them with soil. Then again, both plastic and fiberglass window boxes hold dampness levels superior to wooden grower and frequently accompany their own dribble plate.

Wooden Window Boxes

You can’t go wrong with wooden window boxes. They suit every type of house and are a perfect addition to any exterior design. However, you should stay away from softwood window planters as they tend to rot too quickly. Try to find and buy ones made of elm, oak, ash or teak. These will last for many years without too much care and won’t require preservative paint.

If you can’t find wooden planters that suit your taste, you can always make your own. The ideal material is hardwood, of course. You should make sure that the proportions are right and that the box is deep enough. If that seems like a tough task, you can always go for bespoke window boxes. This will save you a lot of work and you will have window boxes that can’t be found in the local gardening center.

Terracotta and Stone Window Boxes

You can also find terracotta window boxes or ones made from reconstructed stone. They might seem pretty, but they aren’t suitable for window sills as they are heavy and often crack because of frost. They are more suitable for patios and gardens. If you decide to use them for window box gardening, you should make sure they are properly attached to their support.

Window Box Tips

Whatever type of window boxes you decide to use, make sure they are fastened securely. The planter should be on the same level as the window sill. It’s important  to back up the window boxes with brackets or chains. It’s even better if the brackets are made from iron.

If you live in an apartment and plan to install window boxes on your balcony, keep in mind that they will hang above the street. This means that passers-by might get drenched when you water your window box plants.

Sometimes it’s impossible to install window planters alone, so you should rely on the help of professionals. The facade of your house might suffer a lot of damages if the window boxes aren’t properly installed. If your windows are too small for window planters, you can try a row of flowering plants in pots. This way you will imitate pretty window boxes. Another option is to try hanging baskets with flowers on the lighter side of the window frame.