Mayne Fairfield Black Window Box Planter, 3-Foot

Last updated: October 19, 2021

Mayne Fairfield Black Window Box Planter, 3-Foot

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We looked at the top Window Boxes and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Window Box you should buy.

Overall Take

We love the reservoir in the Mayne Fairfield Black Window Box Planter, 3-Foot since it lets you fill up the window box with water whenever you have the time and it makes sure that the soil and roots are always receiving the right amount of water. The plastic construction is lightweight to make it easier to carry and install, adding a benefit at the onset of using it.

In our analysis of 9 expert reviews, the Mayne Fairfield Black Window Box Planter, 3-Foot placed 8th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Mayne molded plastic planters are made from 100% high-grade polyethylene, with a double wall design creating a water reservoir. Includes wall mount brackets with a black powder coated finish and screws. The weather-proof & ultra-tough construction allows you to enjoy your window box all year long with very little winter preparation. Made in the USA. The UV inhibitors within the resin allows for a long lasting fade-free performance.

Expert Reviews


What experts liked

We love the double-walled design, which creates a water resevoir to keep plants hydrated.
Mayne Fairfield's Box Planter model is our top pick in this category for it's easy assembly, generous 3-foot size, and attractive design. It's also weatherproof to promote years of use.

What experts didn't like

Users must drill a hole in the planter to fill the water resevoir.

Our Expert Consultant

Vicki Liston 
Home Improvement Expert

Vicki Liston writes, produces, and narrates “On The Fly…DIY,” an award-winning home improvement and DIY show of unique project tutorials for the casual DIY’er.

Home improvement and all things DIY have been Liston’s passion since she bought her first house in 2007 and she started making video blogs in 2014. She’s performed hundreds of DIY projects, from small ones to major, wall-smashing renovations and can teach you how to make a trendy DIY barn door for cheap. The proceeds earned from “On The Fly…DIY” are donated to no-kill animal shelters and rescue organizations.

Overview

Window boxes can be a simple addition to your home that will help add color and character to the property by framing flowers and other plants directly in front of your windows for everyone to see as they pass by and for you to see as you look out from the inside.

Often being constructed in varying materials, window boxes will be exposed to outdoor weather events and high levels of sunlight, depending on the direction they face, so choosing the right material is something you want to think about.

“Shop for a window box that is weather-resistant and UV-resistant,” says Vicki Lison, producer and narrator of “On The Fly…DIY,” an award-winning home improvement and DIY show of unique project tutorials for the casual DIY’er. “Fiberglass, vinyl and plastic all have models that boast these features.  Fiberglass is the most expensive of the three but it is also the longest lasting and rot-proof.”

Metal is a very durable material and often considered for the construction of window boxes. The things to think about when going with a metal model are that they can dent if made from thin sheet metal and they can rust in certain conditions over time, eventually rotting out. But metal can be a stunning and durable material when constructed properly.

“Metal box style versions should be used only on windows that do not receive full sun all day as they can get extremely hot in temperature,” says Liston.

Wood can be a popular choice for a window box due to its natural look. Wood boxes should be inspected regularly to see if any water damage or bug damage has been done. The pretty aesthetic of the wooden window box comes at a cost of higher weight when compared to plastic or fiberglass models, and that can impact how much soil you can put in it before reaching the maximum of how much weight can be supported by the window or hardware that attaches it to the building.

“If your outer window sill is not wide enough to safely support a window box, ensure it comes with mounting hardware. You may need to consult a professional during the installation process as brick, siding, stucco and natural stone all have different drilling requirements,” says Liston. “You’ll also want to ensure the holes drilled are properly sealed from weather and pest infestation. Window boxes with a railing mount feature are easier to install as they take advantage of existing railings, decks, balconies and banisters to support the window box’s weight.”

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