You can plant directly inside the Newport 72" 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 Newport 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. The 72" Newport Window Box with "Self Watering" reservoir eliminates daily watering of your flower boxes with our handy 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. The trim on the Newport Self Watering Direct Mount window box adds 2" to overall length, and 1" to the width.
Window Box Size: 72"L x 7.25"W x 8" (not including trim on front and side of box - trim adds 1.5" to overall length).
Most window boxes look best when sized to the outer edge of your window trim or midpoint of your shutters.
Our Direct Mount box differs from our Standard or XL sizes by their width and height. You are currently considering a Direct Mount size box (7.25 W x 8"H).
Please call us if your require a custom length 800-896-0978
Petite Classic Faux Brackets (2): Simulated “beams” under box (Item # S9-FB-PET; $20/ea.). Can be included as automatic add-on feature when ordering (see drop-down menu box when ordering)or purchased as separate items by entering Qty (2) in box located in upper right area of this page and then clicking "Add To Cart". Faux Brackets look particularly great with second story windows or with window boxes with cascading plants.
Click Here for our guide to installing Direct Mount Composite Window Boxes.
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.