Installing hanging window planters on wooden siding is much easier than you believe! Hanging window planters can be difficult especially if your home is covered with wooden vinyl siding. To hang window planters in the easiest way possible, you would need to install small holes in the surface of the vinyl siding.
The next challenge would be getting them into those small holes. I have solved this problem by using a small piece of dowel and putting it through the hole. The dowel is actually used as support for hanging planter and it does not move as you push or pull the hanging plants through the hole. To make sure the plants are securely in place, you can use plant hanger.
Achieving success with DIY hanging window planter requires you to follow few simple steps. The first and the most important step is deciding the location and depth of the window planter. You need to select a place which receives the maximum amount of sunlight so that you can get enough fresh fruits and vegetables. Once you know the location, you can start digging the hole. However, if you don’t have sufficient depth to manage your plants properly, then you can opt for concrete blocks instead.
If you are planning to save cost, you can always opt for ready-to-use pots which are available at any garden store. These are much cheaper than purchasing different types of planters and pots from different stores. This option is good for people who are busy and cannot go out to purchase plants and pots from garden stores. But if you have enough time and want to save some money, then you can go for a ready-to-use planter which you can assemble yourself.
When it comes to the materials used to manufacture your DIY hanging window planter, there are lots of options to choose from. There are different materials such as wood, aluminum, vinyl, wicker, fiberglass and plastic. Each material has their own benefits and drawbacks. The most popular among these is vinyl siding which is highly durable and can withstand the test of time provided you do not expose them to harsh elements.
For hanging window planters, you can also use vinyl window boxes which are available at any garden store. These boxes are highly durable and can withstand extreme weather conditions as well as stains. However, if you want your garden to have a natural look and feel, then you can simply paint these vinyl window boxes according to your desired color and texture.
If you want to decorate your planter, then you can also consider using hanging cup hooks and eye screws which are quite commonly used by many people. Cup hooks are actually plastic hooks that you can attach to the wall which enable you to hang baskets of flowers or plants. These eye screws are actually quite simple since all you need to do is simply insert one into the hole in the top portion of the flower pot. You can also consider using plastic or metal eye screws which are very easy to install. However, bear in mind that these screws are not strong enough to support heavy potting soil so it would be best to choose those which are made out of sturdy materials.
If you want to buy plants that require a low amount of water or don’t mind the appearance of bare or damp soil, then you should buy self-watering or reusable potting soil. It is also advisable to buy garden gloves so that you will not accidentally sprout your plant containers. If you want to save money, then you can buy organic containers since they are usually cheaper and easier to maintain. You can also consider buying potting soil which you can use for your plants instead of using garden soil which are already used by other plants.