What are the advantages of a metal window box planter?

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Window boxes are a great way to enhance the appearance of your home and window sills. Steel window box planters can be used to add style and life to a drab exterior, or to showcase your beautiful flowers and plants. But that’s not all – steel window box planters also have a number of practical benefits. From making your property more appealing to being eco friendly, a metal window box planter has something to offer everyone!

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What are the many advantages of a metal window box planter?

The purpose of a window box is to serve as a planter for flowers and other plants, however why choose a metal box planter over a wood or plastic window box? We’re going to explore some of the top reasons why steel window boxes are better!

Firstly steel window box planters harbor durability. Galvanised steel is so much more resistant to weathering than other materials, meaning that your eco friendly Arthur Jack window box planter will last longer and require less maintenance over time. Steel window boxes are also very easy to clean – simply wipe them down with a damp cloth or hose them off as needed.

One of the main reasons steel window box planters are so loved is that they are very versatile, you can feel confident that your window box planter will continue to look great for years to come.

Finally, steel window boxes can actually increase the value of your home. They add curb appeal and make your home look more inviting, which can be a major selling point for potential buyers.

So if you’re looking for a way to improve your home’s appearance and boost its value, consider investing in a steel window box planter. You won’t be disappointed!

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Do metal window boxes need drainage?

Just like any other type of window box planter, steel window boxes will need some form of drainage. This is to ensure that the plants and flowers inside window planters do not become waterlogged and start to rot.

The good news is that our window boxes come with adjustable legs to make them level on a slanted window sill to aid drainage. The bases of our window planters are drilled to avoid waterlogging.

Do metal window boxes cause any damage to window sills?

No, steel window boxes are actually much safer than a wooden window box since they won’t rot or warp over time.

An Arthur Jack window box also comes with an optional drip tray to protect paintwork from muddy water.

Metal window boxes are also great for keeping pests away from your home; termites and other insects can’t bore through steel window box planters the way they can with wood.

Arthur Jack window box with cascading plants

What are the most thriving plants to put in a window box planter?

When it comes to plants, there are a few that do really well in window boxes. Some of the most thriving plants for window planters include petunias, impatiens, and begonias. These three flowers provide color and texture variety and they all bloom at different times, so your window box planter will always look full and vibrant all year round.

Pansies deserve a mention additionally as they are great flowers to plant in window boxes for their longevity. They can take the heat in summer and the cold in winter, so you don’t have to worry about replanting every few months.

A few other great plants to consider for your window box planter to create a beautiful cascading effect are ivy, vinca, heather, inch plant and euonymus. These can provide depth for a far more luscious look. More subtle plants include coleus, salvia and heliotrope.

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How many plants can you plant in our 85cm window box?

Our 85cm planter box can accommodate about 15-20 plants. If you’re looking to create a fuller, tumbling look, then you’ll want to plant on the lower end of that range. If you’re looking for a cleaner, more streamlined look, then you’ll want to plant closer to 20 plants in a window box. In our larger 110cm window box then you’re looking up to 30 plants but it’s trial and error and personal preference!

What are the benefits of having a window box?

Aesthetically, window boxes add a touch of elegance to any home. A window box will be a fantastic addition to any home’s exterior. Window box planters are great for creating space and will bring pleasure seen by those inside and outside. Window box planters are a must if you don’t have much garden space or live on upper floors.

Here at Arthur Jack our quality window boxes echo the style of our larger planters. Our window box planters are made with the same care and high-quality finish as our other products, complete with a Tudor rose on each long side. Beyond their use as window boxes, an Arthur Jack window box is also ideal as edging for terraces and decking, and for hanging over railings.

Each Arthur Jack window box comes labelled with the year it was made

Would you like to know more about our window boxes?

If you have any questions about our window box planters, or if you would like to learn more about the advantages of a metal window box, then please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be more than happy to assist you further.

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