Are you looking for ways to add more curb appeal to your home and garden? Learn how to plant flowers in window boxes with these simple tips.
Gather your supplies and if possible try to work from a raised surface like a potting bench or table
You'll Need:– plants– window box– potting soil– weed fabric (make sure it is not plastic)– gloves– scissors– plant food– hand trowel
Cut a piece of weed fabric to size to fit inside the planter. This will help keep the soil in instead of washing out every time you water.
Add some potting soil with a hand trowel or cup so the plants have some soil to sit in.
Check the planting depth by adding your plants while still in their plastic nursery pots. You want the soil line to match up with about an inch down from the top of the container. If more soil is needed to get the right depth, add more.
Remove plants from plastic pots and fan out the roots before setting in the container. This encourages the roots to grow out into the potting soil.
Backfill with potting soil, tamping it down as you go to remove the air pockets. And add a slow release fertilizer.
Follow along to learn more about window box planting, design and care.