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Window Boxes Cedar Falls IA

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The Home Depot
(319)232-8889
1050 Southtown Drive
Waterloo, IA
Hours
Mon: 6:00am-9:00pm
Tue: 7:00am-9:00pm
Wed-Sat: 6:00am-9:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Fastenal- Cedar Falls
319-268-7200
7122 Nordic Drive Cedar Falls, IA, 50613
Cedar Falls, IA
 
Barnes Bldg Mtrl & Cabinetry
(319) 266-2668
2120 Main Street
Cedar Falls, IA
 
LOWE'S OF WATERLOO, IA
319 226-8270
400 EAST TOWER PARK DRIVE WATERLOO, IA, 50701
Waterloo, IA
 
Lowe's
(319) 226-8270
400 East Tower Park Drive
Waterloo, IA
Hours
M-SA 6:30 am - 9 pm
SU 8 am - 7 pm

Blain's Farm & Fleet of Cedar Falls
319-277-1641
219 Brandilynn Boulevard Cedar Falls, IA, 50613
Cedar Falls, IA
 
O'Donnell Ace Hardware
(319) 277-4690
703 E 18th St
Cedar Falls, IA
 
Gierke-Robinson Co- Waterloo
3201 W Airline Highway Waterloo, IA, 50701
Waterloo, IA
 
Waterloo - D
(319) 232-6511
3810 University Ave
Waterloo, IA
Store Hours
Miscellaneous
Store Type
Miscellaneous
Hours
Mon:8-22
Tue:8-22
Wed:8-22
Thu:8-22
Fri:8-22
Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21
Store Features
Mon:8-22
Tue:8-22
Wed:8-22
Thu:8-22
Fri:8-22
Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21

ABC Supply Co.,Inc/Waterloo
319-287-7792
3136 Wagner Rd Waterloo, IA, 50703
Waterloo, IA
 

Building Window Boxes


Window Boxes

window box window box Many houses' styles are brightened and improved with colorful flowers in window boxes. These boxes are simple to build and in a weekend you can dress up your home and add the color and beauty the flowers can bring.

There are a variety of approaches you can use. I will discuss these two in this article.

Planting directly in the box.

I have used this method for many years. The box holds the dirt directly inside it, and therefore should be made of pressure treated wood. I have tried cedar, but it didn't last as long as the pressure treated wood. The soil and peat moss is added to the box and freshened each year and the flowers do just fine. This is a relatively simple approach.

Planting in a planter inside a box.

If you build the box to hold a planter you can make the box out of any wood although I would use pressure treated wood at least for the bottoms and the inside should be painted as well as the outside. The advantage here is you can lift the planter out of the box to pot the plants and change out the soil. I think this method is best for second story windows or any window too high to get to from the ground.

Determining the size

To make your planter, it will have to be custom designed for your windows. And this of course, besides the cost and pleasure of doing it yourself is why you will want to make them in the first place. The box should be as wide as the window and frame including tr...

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