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Window Boxes Newton Center MA

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Rockler Woodworking and Hardware #4
(617) 497-1136
2154 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA

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National Lumber Co
(617) 244-8020
15 Needham St
Newton Highlands, MA
 
Donato True Value Tools & Hardware
(617) 969-1785
41 Los Angeles St
Newton, MA
 
Yumont True Value
(617) 524-4572
702 Center St
Jamaica Plain, MA
 
Dedham Mall
(781) 320-5125
290 Providence Hwy
Dedham, MA
Store Hours
Sears Stores
Store Type
Sears Stores
Hours
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:9-21
Sun:11-19
Store Features
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:9-21
Sun:11-19

Woodcraft - Woburn/Boston
(781) 935-6414
313 Montvale Ave.
Woburn, MA

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Swartz True Value
(617) 244-4580
353 Watertown St
Newton, MA
 
Atlas True Value Hardware
(617) 325-9494
1871 Centre St
West Roxbury, MA
 
Lowe's
(781) 355-3780
306 Providence Highway
Dedham, MA
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

Aborn True Value Hardware
(617) 739-9000
438 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA
 
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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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