Adding a window box to your home and garden but not sure whether it needs drainage holes? Learn why and how to add drainage holes with these simple tips.
Yes, they need drainage holes to allow excess water to escape. Proper drainage is important for the health of the plants in the window box because it helps prevent water from collecting at the bottom of the container, which can lead to root rot and other problems.
Without drainage holes, water can become trapped in the bottom of the window box, which can suffocate the roots of the plants and cause them to die.
Drainage holes allow the excess water to drain out of the bottom of the container, which helps prevent this from happening.
If your window box does not have them, you can drill some holes in the bottom of the container yourself.
It’s important to make sure that the holes are large enough to allow water to escape but not so large that soil will fall out of the bottom of the container.
Make a few drainage holes to help water get out and if you are concerned about soil washing out, use a piece of weed fabric in the bottom to help keep it in.
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