Your window garden boxes add to both the architecture of your home and to the beauty of your landscaping. But to keep everything looking its best you need to perform seasonal maintenance on the boxes. You also need to treat the soil in these boxes the same way you would the soil in any of your other pots or in your vegetable garden.
Check the Hardware of Your Window Garden Box
The first step of prepping your garden window box is to make sure that all of the hardware that is attaching it to your home is in good shape. Replace any parts that have become extremely rusty or have broken over the course of the year. It is better to take care of these parts now at the beginning of the year, before they get worse and you find your window garden box on the ground one day.
Paint or Re-stain Your Window Garden Box
If your window garden box has been around for a number of years it may be time to freshen it up a bit cosmetically. First, sand off any flaking paint, and then give it a fresh coat of paint or stain. You will be amazed at how much better the entire front of your house will look just from giving your window garden boxes a facelift.
Refresh the Dirt in Your Window Garden Box
Each year the plants you put in your window garden box use up the nutrients in the soil to grow for the season. If you want to continue to grow beautiful plants each season, you need to replenish the nutrients in the soil for the new plants.
You can add nutrients to the soil by either adding fertilizer or manure to the current soil you have in the window garden box. Or you can also completely remove the old soil from the box and add all new potting soil.
Wait to Prep Your Window Garden Box
If you have decided to let us come out and replace your windows, hold off on prepping your window garden boxes until after you have your new windows. While letting us take of your windows for you, instead of your doing it yourself will give you more time to work on your window boxes, we don’t want to accidentally mess up your freshly prepared boxes before you have had the chance to plant your beautiful flowers.
So let us take care of the windows first while you relax, and then when the new windows are in you can enhance them with freshened up window garden boxes.