Time to inspect window boxes, half barrels, hanging baskets, and other outdoor planters. Make
repairs before setting out summer annuals. Check the fastenings on window boxes to be sure they
are securely in place. Check the bottoms of all wooden containers for signs of rot. Nail loose
metal bands around half-barrel planters to keep them in place. Prior to planting, refill
containers with fresh soilless mix and mix in a little slow-acting granular fertilizer.