Spring will soon be here and what better way to embrace the stunning season than by introducing window boxes to your sills? You’ll effortlessly add a pop of colour and cheer to your house, plus have the pleasure of watching spring flowers bloom from the comfort of your own home! Discover our top tips and inspiring ideas for spring window boxes here.
Clean Out Containers
The last thing you want is for your soil to become contaminated, so be sure to give the containers that you plan on using for your window boxes a thorough clean. This will ensure that disease organisms are killed.
Cleaning out containers requires a minimal amount of effort; however it can make a world of difference to your plants or flowers so always clean out containers before you start!
Decide What You Want
Do you want a display that will last for a few years? Or, are you after a display that you can change from year to year? The decision is entirely up to you; however it will influence the type of plants you need to buy. Use annuals for the latter and a mixture of annuals and perennials for the former.
Consider Edible Window Boxes
Edible window boxes are the way forward, particularly if you’re pushed for outdoor space and want to grow a few herbs. The beauty of growing herbs in window boxes is they look good, smell even better, and you can use them in your cooking!
Contemplate Scent Boxes
Are you a sucker for heavenly scents? Then a window box filled with mini patio roses may just be for you. Not only do roses give off a gorgeous scent, they also make for a beautiful display.
For a citrusy scented box, plant sweet basil, mint, lemon balm, lemon verbena, lemon thyme, and dill. Or if you’ve got more of a sweet tooth, why not try and create the divine smell of a bakery with scented geraniums, chocolate cosmos, chocolate mint, and rosemary. Sounds too good to be true, right?
Choose Plants with a Purpose
Save the decline of bees and butterflies by choosing plants that attract these species. Not only will you be doing your bit to help protect wildlife, you’ll benefit from natural pest control too. This means you can refrain from spraying harmful chemicals.
Don’t Forget Finishing Touches
Be sure to top your window boxes with decorative gravel, slate or stones to prevent water evaporating from the soil. This also maximises the visual appeal of your window boxes!
So, now you know how to spruce up your windows. However, if your windows have seen better days, attractive window boxes won’t be able to rescue them. If you’re looking to replace your windows then be sure to take a look at our range of styles and designs and find the perfect windows for your home. The team here at Heath Windows will be more be more than happy to assist you!
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