Windows are one of the best ways to add natural light and nature into your home. It can feel good to know that you have some plants growing right outside your window as well. In some cases, you may want to add window box plants to this space. At Master Seal, we can help you with some home improvement strategies to increase your home’s aesthetic both inside and out.
Start with the Right Window
With a bit of home improvement, our team at Master Seal can transform your windows to allow you to place plants within them. We offer both bay and bow windows, which are designed to jut out from the flat surface of the wall. This can create a space inside your home that you can line with beautiful plants. This is also a nice way to add character and a special touch to your home.
You can also add window boxes to the exterior of your home. These are simple planters placed outside of the window that often runs under it. You can plant flowers of all types in this space.
What Window Box Plants Work the Best?
There are many factors to consider when choosing window box plants (either for your bay and bow windows or for an outdoor box). First, start with that fact – will the window box plants be inside your home? If so, they need to be specially grown indoor plants. These are resistant to disease but also tend to be easier to grow. They may not do well outdoors. On the other hand, some plants do well just outdoors where they have ample light.
Before deciding which window box plants to place, consider these factors:
- How much light is in the area during the day? Most plants need 6 to 8 hours of full sun.
- How much of the window pane do you want to be taken up by plants?
- Blooming plants may require more space, allowing for just a few smaller starter plants to be placed.
- How much access do you have to the window box plants? If you cannot open the window or reach them from the ground, that makes it hard to prune and water them.
- Climate, water conditions, and overall planting space all play a role in which window box plants you can choose.
There are some outstanding window box plants that work best for Maryland homes (be sure to check the variety’s sun and watering needs). Impatiens, coleus, and petunia are some of the best choices, especially if you want vibrant green and other colors. You can also plant snapdragon, creeping Jenny (for a larger space), and dusty miller. Each of these can bring vibrant color and fresh green into your home’s windowpane.
Let Us Take a Closer Look at Your Home Improvement Needs
While adding window box plants may be your goal, it is also important to make sure your windows are in good condition. Let us talk to you about adding better quality windows to improve your needs as well. We can help you with:
- Vinyl replacement windows
- Bow window installation
- Bay window installation
- Glass block windows
- Garden windows installed
Add New Windows to Your Home Today by Calling Master Seal
Window box plants can be a nice addition to your home. Yet, when you need more work done, such as adding new windows or transforming your space, let our team at Master Seal do the home improvement work for you. Our team is dedicated to working closely with you to ensure the best overall results. Take a few minutes to schedule a consultation with our team by calling 855.608.1580 or connecting with us online.