How to Clean White Planter Boxes


White planter boxes make beautiful additions to any sunny windowsill or patio garden, but it can be a challenge keeping dirt, soil and grime from getting them dirty. When using white planter boxes, it is important to clean them on a weekly basis to increase the aesthetic appeal of your home garden. Cleaning white planter boxes is a simple process that involves a few household ingredients.

Step 1

Remove all plants and flowers from the white planter boxes you wish to clean.

Step 2

Gently wipe down the planter boxes using a moist towelette or baby wipe. This will help clean the surface area of grime before continuing with your liquid solution.

Step 3

Mix 2 cups of warm water with 2 tbsp. lemon juice in a clean mixing bowl.

Step 4

Dip your kitchen sponge into the cleaning solution.

Step 5

Apply gentle pressure to the white planter boxes with your kitchen sponge in a circular clockwise motion. Work your way from the exterior of the planter box to the interior and bottom of the planter box, paying particular attention to the surface areas that have collected dried soil deposits and grime.

Step 6

Rinse your sponge in the liquid solution and continue for as long as necessary until the planter box is clean. The lemon solution is a safe cleanser that will not harm your plants.

Step 7

Spread out a clean, dry towel and leave the white planter boxes on the towel until they have dried completely.

Things You'll Need

  • Wipes or towelettes (baby wipes work well)
  • 2 cups water
  • Large bowl
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Kitchen sponge
  • Towel


  • Cleaning Planter Boxes
  • White Planter Boxes
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