Deck flower boxes can be a great addition to your balcony, deck, or even your front porch. However, careful consideration needs to be made when choosing your deck flower boxes. Luckily it's not all that difficult to keep these simple guidelines in mind.
- Take your measure. Get as accurate of a measurement of the area you will be putting the deck flower boxes. This will allow you to know the actual size of the area you are working with, and help you avoid choosing something that is either too large, or too small for your needs. You can easily do this by using a tape measure, and writing down the results, though it won't hurt to measure at least twice to make sure you get the correct measurements.
- Create a blue print. As you are writing down the measurements it wouldn't hurt to create a rough blue print of the area. This blue print doesn't need to be a complete work of art, a rough sketch will due. Put your measurements in the appropriate area on the blue print, and take it with you to the store.
- Consider your options. With your blue print in hand, go to the store and begin looking at your options. By having the blue print in hand you will be less likely to choose something that will be inappropriate for your circumstances. When you are looking around at the potential models, and even plans, make sure that you are choosing a material and style that is compatible with the rest of your home and garden design. Otherwise you will be creating a contrast that can detract from the overall look you want.
- Plants do play a part. Something that many people forget to consider when choosing deck flower boxes is the actual flowers that will be used in them. You need to have a clear idea of what you want to plant so that you can choose a model that will allow you enough space to properly plant the flowers, and not crowd the roots. In addition, you will also want to choose a box that will be complimentary to the flowers and possibly act as a frame for them, rather than simply a container.
Now that you know what type of deck flower boxes you are going to have, you can get started on installing it. Many, if not all of the deck flower boxes that are available can simply be set down where you want them. However, some may be a bit more complicated than that and will require you to do some assembly and installation. Make sure that you don't choose a type that will require more skill or effort than you feel comfortable with. In those cases you may want to consider hiring a contractor to do the work for you.
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