A window planter box filled with cascading flowers can add beauty to your home. A window planter box is a plant container made to fit on the outside of a home underneath windows. It is also called a flower box, as many window planter boxes are used to hold flowers and are rectangular, shallow and box-shaped. A window planter box can be easy to water and care for if it is either at a home’s main level or can be accessed from the inside of the window. A window planter box should have some type of drainage in the bottom, and the lattice style will require a liner. One type of liner is made from coconut fiber and keeps soil moist, aerated and warm while allowing excess moisture to escape. The liner is sold in lengths to fit many standard window planter box sizes. A window planter box usually attaches to the house with wood screws, but if you have any doubts about the best way to attach it, ask someone at your local home improvement center. Flowers, plants and greenery make a home look bright, cared for and happy.
Nothing will brighten the outside of your home more than a window planter box beneath each window. If they will be hanging over planters, you might want to pick up a few stepping stones so you can tend to the plants in the boxes without stepping in the dirt below. Or if you don’t have a green thumb, consider silk plants and flowers.