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Window Boxes Fort Dodge IA

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Scandinavian Woodshop /Sawmill
(515) 548-3449
2835 Baxter Avenue
Somers, IA

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Crossroads Mall
(515) 574-8200
307 S 25Th St
Fort Dodge, IA
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Sears Stores
Store Type
Sears Stores
Hours
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:10-20
Sun:12-18
Store Features
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:10-20
Sun:12-18

Sande Construction & Supply Co
(515) 332-2152
1111 16th Ave North
Humboldt, IA
 
Kmart 9309 / Cross Merch
(515) 832-5523
2307 Superior St
Webster City, IA
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Miscellaneous
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Monday To Friday Working Hours is :0-0 and for Sat:0-0
Sun:0-0
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Hartzell Wood Stock
(563) 566-2298
111 Center Street P.O. Box 176
Lime Springs, IA

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Fastenal- Ft. Dodge
515-576-2677
3014 5th Ave South Ft Dodge, IA, 50501
Ft Dodge, IA
 
Fastenal- Humboldt
515-332-1352
1006 13th Street North Humboldt, IA, 50548
Humboldt, IA
 
Webster City True Value
(515) 832-6300
541 Second St
Webster City, IA
 
Lamperts
(515) 832-4490
2010 W 2nd Street
Webster City, IA
 
The Home Depot
(563)359-7228
920 Middle Road
Bettendorf, IA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-9:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

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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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