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Home & Garden

Flower boxes liven up your outdoor living space


Flower and planter boxes help define indoor and outdoor spaces, and can also add color and texture underneath the windows of your house.  You can create a focal point, add elegance to a deck or garden, and even develop container gardens to grow vegetables and herbs.

Flower boxes come in various materials, and can help you achieve your desired look for your home, office, patio, deck, or commercial space.  Metal finishes offer a polished, contemporary look; fiberglass can mimic concrete, offering a rustic, weathered appearance.  Wood can be treated to create different looks, such as contemporary, antique, or can even match the wood your deck is made of.  Most materials will stand up to weather and temperature extremes for many years.

Flower boxes and planters can easily be installed under a window, supported in place by wall brackets, or on the railing of a deck.  Easy access for watering, deadheading, and potential replanting is helpful for homeowners. 

Window boxes can be self-watering, and they add color all around the exterior of the home, not just in gardens and landscape beds.  They can be made to match the home’s shutters and other decorative items, or can be a nice contrast, made of PVC, wood, iron, or copper.

Flower boxes are a nice DIY project for homeowners, involving minimal materials and tools, but some level of knowledge and skill is required to make sure the sizing and construction are correct.  The boxes must allow for drainage to avoid root rot, and you’ll need a good eye for design to choose the right size box for your space. 

Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale is happy to help create custom flower and planter boxes for your windows or your outdoor space.  Call for a consultation today!

Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale

245 W. Roosevelt Road #69

West Chicago, IL

Phone:  630-657-0378

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