Ana illausky
Ana illausky
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How To Make A Paving Stone Planter Box !


Last year there was a great sale on paving stones, priced at 5 for $1.00 at Lowes. So we purchased 200 of them. Months had passed and it finally came to me what we could do to utilize the inexpensive stones.
how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds
So we had to get the ground level for this process. The area was dug out.
how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds
how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds
We used a 2 x 4 and a level for the area to make sure it would be flat.
how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds
To help keep stones from shifting we used paving base the full length of the box, 8 feet by 17 inches for a narrow box that was needed for the area.(Paving base 3 - 40 pound bags).
how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds
Stamped into place and measured again for leveling .
how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds
Laying of the stones.
how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds
This look was done with 3/4 of the stones.
how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds
how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds
I filled with perennials for a year around look ,this also makes my planter box cost worthy.
how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds
For my love of birds there are a few bird houses located through out our property.
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I just love how this came out next to my crafting cottage where I spend a lot of time enjoying nature!

Resources for this project:

Alexandria Moulding 102X4-WS096C1 2 in. x 4 in. x 8 ft. Stud Grade
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  • Strongminded
    on Mar 4, 2017

    how high do you think you can stack the bricks with out falling over? Do you think knee high is too high? (so I wouldn't have to bend?)

    • Janet Ferkovich
      on Jul 19, 2018

      Got a lot out of this question and answer. Didn’t even know that base existed and I often wondered “how the heck?” Now, I’m so excited❣️ My husband built my raised garden/vegetable planter boxes waste high for me and I love it! I can vision a theme now♥️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉

  • Britt Britt
    on Aug 30, 2017

    I live in a city-my "backyard" is a pretty big sized area of non-level cement. My landlord is ok with "beautifying" but I don't know that laying more cement to level a piece of the patio counts. Any suggestions?
    • Lin Collins
      on Jul 19, 2018

      You mean there is a concrete pad which is not level due to settling over the years? Or was it deliberately built with a slope? Using sand on top of concrete won't solve your problem. If not too much of a slope exists you could cut a piece of treated 4 x 4 to match it, using it as a base for your bricks

  • Nancy Harris
    on Feb 27, 2019

    We are 87 yrs and 78 yrs old, downsizing. Our new house has a landscaped small fronbt yard. The back yard will be up to us. The homes patio is tiny, we need to add on to it. How much were the pavers and where did you get them

    Love what you've done. Thanks Nancy

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  • Suzanne
    on Jul 19, 2018

    That looks really nice and greatly improved the look of that previously blank wall. Thank you for sharing with us!

  • Monica Lau
    on Sep 5, 2018

    Looks awesome. I am renting a house and the backyard is in need of some of these to make it look more pleasing on the eye. I'll be looking out for people getting rid of pavers and living in Western Australia there are alot of people who have pavers.

    :)

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