Today was one of the first truly spring like days in NYC so I decided to do some planting. A pallet makes for a great huge planter for those who (like me) don't have a yard where they can do lots of planting. It is also great for those who are looking for a vertical garden. Add some landscape fabric to a pallet, pour in some dirt and get to planting! This pallet garden will spruce up any drab space!
Time: 1 Hours Cost: $50 Difficulty: Easy
-2 Large Bags of Potting Mix
-Variety of Flowers / Plants
-Staple Gun & Staples
STEP 1: Flip your pallet onto one side so it lies flat with the slats that sit closer together facing up. Unroll enough landscape fabric to cover the entire side.
STEP 2: Cut the excess fabric away.
STEP 3: Staple the fabric down to the pallet working your way across each beam.
STEP 4: Continue stapling until there are staples around the entire border as well as across each beam.
STEP 6: Because the ends of a pallet are open you will need to wrap the fabric around the openings and staple it in place. I decided I wanted some flowers standing upright so I only did this to one side so that I could plant some flowers through the top opening once I stood my pallet up.
STEP 8: Pour an entire bag of potting mix in between the slats of the pallet making sure it is level throughout.
STEP 9: Now it's time to start planting. Make little ditches for each plant and set them within the ditch and scoop dirt in to cover the roots.
STEP 10: Once you have planted all your flowers fill in any empty spaces around the roots with more dirt packing them into place.
Look at all those beauties! I wish there were more perennial flowers so I could enjoy watching them re-bloom each year, but for now I will certainly take them in on the daily!
Materials I used for this project:
- Pallet (Trash)
- Flowers (Lowe's)
- Miracle Grow Moisture Control Potting Mix (Lowe's)