The Asian inspired contemporary Urban Chic 60" Self Watering Premier Direct Mount Window Boxes were based on our larger upscale planters that can be seen at well known eateries and clubs in exclusive enclaves across the country. Now these very modern Urban Chic Self Watering Premier Direct Mount Window Boxes can grace your home and save you time and effort by watering themselves! The 60" Urban Chic Self Watering Direct Mount Window Box eliminates daily watering of your flower boxes with our exclusive drop in reservoirs. When installing the reservoirs, they are dropped into the bottom of the window box, and the soil is placed directly on top of the reservoirs. The reservoir itself uses capillary action- when the soil begins to dry out; it creates a vacuum that then pulls the water up and out of the reservoir, perfectly watering your plants as needed. Make sure the fill tube is installed at the time of installation and that the tube extends past the soil line. Every flower box or window box with reservoir system will need varying degrees of water refills depending on the time of year, the amount of shade versus sunlight, humidity, plant type, and other varying conditions. You can plant directly inside the Urban Chic 60" Self Watering Premier Direct Mount Window Box, as this thick PVC material can handle soil and water directly on its surface without any chance of deterioration. The Urban Chic Self Watering Premier Direct Mount Window Box is made from maintenance free cellular PVC, which looks and feels like real wood, but will not rot , chip , or warp like real wood window boxes.
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Installation guidelines can be found by clicking on the link named "Installation Guides" in either the dark green band at the top of each page or the light blue link in the left margin at the bottom of each page.
Please Note: We sell mounting bolts for our composite window boxes separately and can be found on the right side of each product page or on our "Window Box Brackets & Bolts" web page. The reason we don't automatically supply bolts and hardware is due to the many different types of walls and siding used throughout the U.S. Your bolt requirements will vary based on the type of wall or siding your home or office has. All of our "Standard" size composite window boxes come with an innovative cleat mounting system that allows you to mount the single composite cleat to your home and then neatly hang the window box. All of our Iron and Aluminum window box cages and hayrack troughs come with pre-drilled 1/4" holes on the back of the cage. Mounting brackets that offer both structural support and add decorative detail are available but also sold separately.
For composite window boxes we recommend you mount them directly to your wall (vs. a bracket) using 3/8" diameter X 3 1/2" long bolts for wood and stucco siding but only when fully secured to the framing studs inside of the wall. Lag shields should be added with the lag bolts when mounting in brick, masonry or block.
For Iron Cages, Aluminum Cages and Hayrack Trough Window Baskets, we recommend (and sell separately) 1/4" diameter x 3" long lag bolts (and of course lag shields for brick, masonry or block).
We urge you to consult your local hardware store, handyman or licensed contractor for more specific direction if required.