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Window Boxes Eagle River AK

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The Home Depot
(907)276-2006
400 Rodeo Place
Anchorage, AK
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(907) 563-9800
515 E Tudor RD
Anchorage, AK
 
Home Depot
(907) 644-9012
1715 Abbott RD
Anchorage, AK
 
The Home Depot
(907)357-8181
1255 Palmer Wasilla Hwy
Wasilla, AK
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

Spenard Builders Supply- Eagle River
907-694-3527
17320 Northgate Park Eagle River, AK, 99577
Eagle River, AK
 
The Home Depot
(907) 276-2006
400 Rodeo Pl
Anchorage, AK
 
The Home Depot
(907)644-5646
1715 Abbott Road
Anchorage, AK
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(907)563-9800
515 E Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

Alaska Industrial Hardware- Eagle River
907-694-2988
12330 Old Glenn Hwy Eagle River, AK, 99577
Eagle River, AK
 
Lowe's
(907) 269-2400
1200 North Muldoon
Anchorage, AK
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

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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