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Easy Tips for Adding Beautiful Window Boxes

Add views of gorgeous spring greenery inside and outside your windows with these simple window box planter tips.
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Window Box Planters 101

Windowboxes add spring color to your home's exterior. Learn how to choose the best mix of plants, ensure proper drainage, install them securely and other tips for adding these planters to your home.

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Proper Installation

Windowboxes hang on brackets attached to the exterior walls of your house. For siding or cedar shake, you need to drill wood screws through the walls and into the framing. For brick, concrete and stucco, you'll need masonry drills and masonry screws for a secure fit.

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Update With Paint

Windowboxes made from high-end materials are meant to be showcased but come with high price tags. Ready-made windowboxes made of wood, composite materials or metals are more affordable. Paint them the same color as the exterior trim of the house to give the windowbox a custom look and tie them in with the home's color scheme.

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Ensure Proper Drainage

Proper drainage is key for plants to thrive in windowbox planters. Some come with holes in the bottom to allow excess water to run out and some don't. You'll need to drill holes in the ones that don't. Use a drill with a one-inch paddle bit to make several holes spaced six inches apart in the bottom of the windowbox.

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