5 Things You Need To Know Before Choosing Hanging Flowers

Each spring, choosing hanging flowers is one of the first things I do. It seems like I wait all winter for the warmer weather to arrive. In zone 4, our last frost date is generally right around Memorial Day. So, each spring, on Memorial Day weekend, I visit our local farmer’s market to buy hanging flowers for the front of our house. We have five windows across the front of our house, and I love the way the house looks when there are flowers hanging from each window. Last year, I spent quite a bit of money on hanging flowers that didn’t end up looking that great by the end of the summer because I didn’t keep these things in mind when choosing them. Product was provided for this post.

5 Things You Need To Know Before Choosing Hanging Flowers

Choosing Hanging Flowers

If you’re like me, you may have been choosing hanging flowers based on color or the style of the planter. Don’t do that. There’s a lot more to consider when choosing hanging flowers than what your favorite flower or favorite color is.

  • Sunlight – If you’re like me, your house has one-half that gets full sun and one-half that gets mostly shade. What that means is that you may need to pick different flowers for different windows. While Verbena likes full sun, Begonias do not.
  • Compact or Hanging – Do you have something below the hanging flowers like shrubs or bushes, or would you like the hanging flowers to trail over the side of the pot or basket? Wave Petunias will trail over the side of the basket as they grow, but Begonias will not. Decide before you buy.
  • Type of Pot – Different types and colors of pots will require more or less watering. Be certain that whatever type of pot you choose it has holes in the bottom for water to drain in the case of a downpour. Plastic is the cheapest choice, but not the best for the environment unless you plan on reusing them year after year. Hanging baskets are often a more environmentally friendly option but may dry out faster.
  • Watering – Spending money on hanging flowers and then forgetting to water them so they die is not a good choice. Trust me. I’ve done this more times than I want to admit. Set an alarm on your phone to remind you, or buy self-watering pots.

5 Things You Need To Know Before Choosing Hanging Flowers

  • Hanging – Be sure that your baskets are hung properly from your home. Don’t try to support a twenty-pound hanging basket with a nail or a cup hook. Buy a plant hanger that’s rated for the amount of weight you need to support and secure it properly using a Worx Switchdriver Cordless Drill and Driver.

5 Things You Need To Know Before Choosing Hanging Flowers

The Worx Switchdriver is a cordless drill and an impact driver all in one. The Switchdriver features rotating dual chucks that can be loaded with a combination of drilling and driving bits. The two basic functions of a cordless drill are drilling holes and driving screws. This hybrid cordless drill features two ¼ inch chucks that rotate 180 degree clockwise or counterclockwise with the push of a button. You can easily switch from drilling a hole to screwing in a screw easily.

5 Things You Need To Know Before Choosing Hanging Flowers

Pro tip: Screw the screw into the surface FIRST.Then back it out and re-screw it into the bracket SECOND. It’s much easier that way.

5 Things You Need To Know Before Choosing Hanging Flowers

I have arthritis in one hand so simple DIY projects using a screwdriver aren’t so simple any longer. I have wanted to add more hanging baskets to the front of our house but didn’t want to have to try to screw in the screws by hand. The Switchdriver is compact and lightweight for better control, and the rotating dual chucks make switching between bits fast and easy.

5 Things You Need To Know Before Choosing Hanging Flowers

I love that the Worx Switchdriver is cordless and rechargeable. It’s so inconvenient to have to worry about the cord getting in the way or finding a nearby outlet to plug into. Plus, the Worx Switchdriver Cordless Drill and Driver comes with 2 powerful and lightweight MaxLithium batteries. It made adding a few more hanging plant hooks so much easier. It comes with a 3 Year Warranty & 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.

5 Things You Need To Know Before Choosing Hanging Flowers

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Comments

  1. Melissa Storms says:

    Wow, I learned that you can get free spools for the life of your Work Gt trimmer. That seems like a pretty huge deal to me, and I was looking for info about it and clicked and mistakenly added it to my cart. The point is though that the charge actually would have been 0.

  2. This product includes a three year warranty.

  3. Sandra U. says:

    I learned that it has a
    3 Year Warranty
    and 30 Day Guarantee
    . Very nice!

  4. I learned it weighs about 3 pounds, the same weight as my hand exercise weights, which is doable. My old drill that I got rid of and was not cordless, was heavy and hurt my wrist to use. I have a cordless screwdriver from Black & Decker that I like so I know I’d like this one also.

  5. Cheryl B says:

    I think my husband would love that it has 2 long lasting batteries. He always complains about having to wait on his drill,because the battery needs the chance to charge.

  6. doug gerard says:

    they have 1/4″ hex quick-change chucks for easy bit changes

  7. Tammy Horn says:

    It comes with a 3 year warranty, that’s awesome, and 2 batteries is great.

  8. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I learned that it includes a 3 Year Warranty & 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.

  9. Steve Weber says:

    This product includes a three year warranty.

    thank you for the chance to win.

  10. Thomas Murphy says:

    I learned the Precise electronic torque control prevents the stripping of screws and potential damage to your work environment or materials.

  11. I learned that the drill has Rotating dual chucks make switching between bits faster than ever.

  12. Bridgett Wilbur says:

    I love that it has a three year warrenty.

  13. Debbie Welchert says:

    I learned that this drill has precise electronic torque control which prevents the stripping of screws.

  14. I learned that it ships for free!!!   I really love that its rechargeable!!! 

  15. jennifer ague4ro says:

    Variable 2-speed gearing tackles all common drilling & driving functions

  16. Stefanie Gladden says:

    I learned there is a 1/4″ hex quick-change chucks for easy bit change-out

  17. 1/4″ hex quick-change chucks for easy bit change-out

  18. I learned that it features variable 2-speed gearing to tackle all common drilling and driving applications.

  19. I have heard of Worx, but I don’t own any of their products. I used the store locator to see if they are sold in my area,. and sure enough there are at least a dozen stores in my town, and another 2 dozen within 60 miles.

  20. I learned that it Features 2 powerful and lightweight MaxLithium batteries.

  21. carol clark says:

    Precise electronic torque control prevents the stripping of screws i know this is awesome to have 

  22. Mary Cloud says:

    Rotating dual chunks makes changing bits faster and easier

  23. Its precise electronic torque control prevents the stripping of screws.

  24. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I learned that the Switchdriver is powered by a 20V MaxLithium battery, and it features variable 2-speed gearing!

  25. Ellen Casper says:

    I learned that it fatures 2 powerful and lightweight MaxLithium batteries

  26. I learned that the 20V Switchdriver 2-in-1 Cordless Drill & Driver has a 3 year warranty. One of my favorite features is it has Rotating dual chucks that makes switching between bits faster and easier.

  27. Starla B says:

    This is such an awesome tool. I learned that this has rotating dual chucks make switching between bits faster than ever! This would be so helpful!

  28. Christina A. says:

    The electronic torque control stops screws from stripping. 🙂

  29. I learned that the torque control helps prevent the screw from slipping. A neat product.

  30. Anne Marie Carter says:

    I learned that it has a rotating chuck.

  31. Rachel Travis says:

     3 Year Warranty & 30 Day Money Back Guarantee are two things I saw on the site that are eye catching!

  32. jeremy mclaughlin says:

    Learned that it has a 3 year warranty.

  33. I learned that it’s compact and lightweight for better control!

  34. Sarah Mayer says:

    I learned about the 3 year warranty and the 30 day guarantee

  35. Lyndsey R. says:

    I learned that the closest place they sell these to me is Lowe’s! Which is awesome because it’s less than a mile from my house. 

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