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The Residential Mail box Makeover

03.16.2006 · Posted in Home Improvement Articles

There are many types of different residential mail boxes. The traditional standard mail box is a black metal rectangle with a curved top, a flap closing the mail hutch and a red flag; standard post office required dimensions. The post office stated these dimensions to make it easier for mail carriers. However, many different styles and designs are available to make your residential mail box more interesting.

Your makeover could be as simple as painting your mail box a different and appealing color, or as complex as designing and crafting a mailbox that matches your personality. Whatever you decide to do, make a mail box that is practical and yet interesting to look at. The mail carrier will appreciate the difference and so will you neighbors.

If you have a limited budget and little skills in artistic or crafty projects, maybe all you mailbox needs is a makeover. Surround your residential mail box with a perennial flowerbed. Choose flowers that are not overwhelming and over grow the box but add to your existing gardening. Plant a climbing rose or morning glory and letting it vine its way up around you mailbox. A small perennial bed with low to medium height plants will give your residential mail box the companion plants it deserves. Choose plants that have interest all season long. Start with spring flowering bulbs like daffodils and tulips. For summer and fall interest consider some mums. Mums are available in many different colors and grow to a medium height. Black-eyed Susan

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