DIY Yard Projects Part 1: Planters
The summer months continue to beat down on us, and if we’re not outside enjoying the pool, we’re probably inside lamenting the heat. While we’re indoors, why not start planning the next project to bring to your outdoor living space? After all, tables and chairs are great, but what about planters, bars, fire pits or pizza ovens? Any of these would dramatically add to the fun had on your patio. This month, we’re going to look at a bunch of them. Let’s get started!
Planters can be bought from the local hardware store, sure but where’s the pizazz in that? Having your own custom-made garden will bring unique, special vibes to your outdoor space.
You can make a standard, simple planter box out of five wooden boards, custom fit to any space. You could also repurpose an old shipping pallet to serve as a ready-to-go garden. Simply bury the pallet in the ground, fill in with soil and you will now have perfectly straight, arranged rows for planting.
Some DIYers choose to use concrete for their planters. While this can take a bit more work, needing to first construct the mold of the planter in which you’ll pour the concrete, you will end up with a much sturdier and hefty planter when all is said and done. Don’t expect to move it around too much however, unless you make it sufficiently thing or small enough to easily move.
With a bit more time and effort, you can make a truly special creation, like a cedar DIY planter box. While more in-depth directions are found there, simply put you’ll first build 4 square walls out of 1×6 cedar boards. Adding in brackets and trim on the side you’ll be able to lay support beams flush against the braces which you will then fill with soil, ready for whatever you want to plant! Add wheels to the bottom four corners of the box and you’ll be able to maneuver the planter for optimal sun, or out of the way for a larger sitting space for barbeques. With just a little creativity you can make it perfect for you.