Bring a touch of green to your urban environment by attaching a planter to your window ledge. Here's a comprehensive guide on how to choose the right planter and secure it effectively.
Choosing the Right Planter
When choosing a planter, let the dimensions of the ledge and guardrail steer your decision. A planter shouldn't protrude too far from the support wall to ensure stability. Lightweight models are not the best choice as they can easily be blown away.
You can choose from a variety of materials for your planter – terracotta, natural stone, reconstituted stone, wood, or concrete. If you don't have a guardrail, consider selecting planters with a wide base and low edges for stability. A securing system can also be useful to hold the planter in place.
If your window doesn't have a ledge but comes with a guardrail, you might want to opt for heavier materials such as PVC or zinc. A wise choice would be planters with a saucer to catch water, thus avoiding any spillage.
Securing the Planters
Several attachment systems are available to meet varied requirements. If feasible, attach the planter to the inside of the guardrail. This could add to the safety by stabilizing the planters, especially if the guardrail happens to be too close to the window.
Planters that straddle railings have appropriate securing systems too. If your window lacks both ledges and guardrails, you can always fix a bar between the window frames to hold the planter.
How to Prevent Flowers from Falling
To protect your flowers from unfriendly weather conditions, you can move planters and delicate plants indoors. Utilize canisses (woven reed screens) to shield against the wind. Canisse materials to consider for 2023 include recycled synthetic, recyclable, wicker, and bamboo.
You can also prevent your planters from tipping over by adding some stone weight at the bottom and filling them up to 3/4 with soil. This not only increases stability but also promotes drainage, preventing water from pooling at the roots and causing rot.