Plant Recommendations

Front Porch Planter

nwonline added on June 28, 2016 | Answered

What would be the minimum size for a Front porch planter. Also, what type of tree would be best to create privacy on the porch, a tree that has the smallest footing to use? Many Thanks!

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Answered on June 29, 2016

A standard size for a window box is 3 feet long, but take your window size into consideration.

A window box should be about 25 % of the height of the window.
The window box should be no less then 4 inches wide.
Proper drainage is very important. Drainage holes that are 1/2 inch in diameter and spaced every 6 inches.
Choosing a ornamental tree is dependent on your growing zone and personal taste.
Visit your local garden centers and even drive your neighborhood for ideas.
Also a call to your local County Extension Office can provide local recommendations for the best success in a new planting.
Here is a link to locate your nearest office.

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