Old Cedar Planter Needed Replacing. What to Do.....

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$80
3 Hours
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I live on a public golf course, so I like to keep my garbage can and heat pump hidden from that side. After removing my rotted out planter I had to replace it with something. I chose to make a new one made of cinder blocks. Someone had also given me a drain collar so I decided to use that as the main planter.
old cedar planter needed replacing what to do
Good bye 20 Year Old planter.
old cedar planter needed replacing what to do
I purchased 12 cinder blocks. Placing them in this pattern, on ground I had leveled out.
old cedar planter needed replacing what to do
Alternating the seams until I had three layers. This gave me the height I wanted . Then I placed the drain collar in the middle, filled it with potting soil and added a new Azelea.
old cedar planter needed replacing what to do
I then filled the outer holes of the cinder blocks with dirt, so I could plant more plants around the collar.
old cedar planter needed replacing what to do
This angle shows the heat pump and garbage can.
old cedar planter needed replacing what to do
Now they can’t be seen from the golf course side.
old cedar planter needed replacing what to do
I didn’t like the plain cinder blocks, so after a week, I painted them with left over house paint, trim color. A mini roller works best.
old cedar planter needed replacing what to do
All done and it only took about 3 hours total. I put the cute sign up a friend of mine had made for me Too.

I am also pleased to say, it’s just the right level for the deer. They ate one of the type of plants I put in The corners of the blocks.

Oh well, I had wanted some vine type of plants, but couldn’t find any at the time I was planting. So now I can replace them when I find some creeping Jenny or Jacobs Ladder.
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