Nothing makes a home feel more, well “homier” than a few flowers at the windows. They bring oxygen in our lives as well as overall beauty. To decorate your house to its full extent – inside and out – you may want to build your own flower window boxes where you can plant every flower that you like. Here is our guide on flower window boxes that will help get your home ready for summer.
Find a Suitable Box
There are two ways for you to get your hands on a flower window box: you can either buy them, or you can build them yourself. Many people prefer to create their own boxes out of wood planks or pallets, due to the fact that they are very customizable. However, if you do not completely trust your carpenter skills, you may go to the utility shops and buy already-made ones.
Make sure that your container also features holes at the bottom. This will ensure that water will not be collected at the bottom – and your plants will not be exposed to rot. Cedar boxes are a great choice in this regard since it has a natural resistance to rot – but as long as you use a plastic liner, pretty much any kind of wood should work. Terra cotta boxes are also a suitable choice since they prevent the soil of your plants from drying out.
Buy Potting Mix
After you found (or made) your flower box, it is time to add the potting mix. Bear in mind that this is not the same thing with potting soil. While potting soil is a great choice for flower beds, a potting mix is more suitable for planters, window boxes, and hanging baskets. It will help your plants grow even more beautifully. When filling the box with potting mix, make sure that you press it gently so that the air pockets are removed.
Pick the Plants
You have your DIY flower window boxes, you have the potting mix – now all you need are the plants. Ideally, you should pick plants that have different blooming and growth habits. For example, you might want to mix upright, spiky flowers with trailing vines and fluffy smaller flowers. This will create a fairly interesting dynamic, as the differently sized leaves will create a very exciting display.
Plant the Flowers
Once you have everything worked out, all that is left for you to do is to plant the blooms. It is recommended that you fill the box halfway with soil before you start planting – placing the flowers from front to back. Make sure that you cover all the roots with soil, but that you don’t cover them too deep. This might just end up killing your blooms – which is obviously something we don’t want.
Hopefully, our flower window boxes ideas proved inspiring to you. Now that summer is in full bloom, a flower box will make everything seem even more beautiful.
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