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Window Boxes Ottumwa IA

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Carroll Lumber Co., Inc.
(641) 684-6526
201 S Iowa Ave
Ottumwa, IA
 
Fastenal- Ottumwa
641-682-0063
1 Gateway Drive Ottumwa, IA, 52501
Ottumwa, IA
 
Eddyville Lumber And Hardware
(641) 969-4885
207 South 8th Street
Eddyville, IA
 
True Value Farm&home Improve
(641) 664-1414
608 S West St
Bloomfield, IA
 
The Home Depot
(563)242-0349
1850 Lincoln Way
Clinton, IA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-9:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Kmart 7161 / Cross Merch
(641) 682-8101
1131 N Quincy Ave
Ottumwa, IA
Store Hours
Miscellaneous
Store Type
Miscellaneous
Hours
Monday To Friday Working Hours is :8-22 and for Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21
Store Features
Monday To Friday Working Hours is :8-22 and for Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21

Ohara True Value Hardware
(641) 682-4528
500 W Main St
Ottumwa, IA
 
Ohara True Value Hardware
(641) 932-2929
4 Washington Ave
Albia, IA
 
True Value Farm & Home Improve
(641) 664-1414
608 South West St
Bloomfield, IA

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The Home Depot
(319)294-0480
4501 1st Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, 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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