How To Make A Paving Stone Planter Box !

Ana illausky
by Ana illausky
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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.
So we had to get the ground level for this process. The area was dug out.
We used a 2 x 4 and a level for the area to make sure it would be flat.
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).
Stamped into place and measured again for leveling .
Laying of the stones.
This look was done with 3/4 of the stones.
I filled with perennials for a year around look ,this also makes my planter box cost worthy.
For my love of birds there are a few bird houses located through out our property.
I just love how this came out next to my crafting cottage where I spend a lot of time enjoying nature!
Ana illausky
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  • Brenda Gimbel Brenda Gimbel on Apr 07, 2019

    Is that a portable Premier shed? We have 1 and I love this idea for around the outside of it! Thanks for sharing!

    -Brenda Lynn

  • Martha Martha on Sep 22, 2021

    Coukd I do this with flat pavers somehow?

    I have alot of them.


    Ps your planters look beautiful!

  • Suzanne Schreckengaust Suzanne Schreckengaust on Feb 19, 2023

    I’m not sure of where you live,but I’m curious about what perennials you planted.

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  • Ana illausky Ana illausky on Apr 11, 2022

    Thank you so much!

  • Dee Dee on Feb 24, 2023

    Your planter looks great. Nice and neat. Ihave some perienals also that I would put into that box. The area I would like to do is in front of my porch. Wonder if that would work.

    • Ana illausky Ana illausky on Feb 24, 2023

      Works anywhere, as long as the ground is level. This box was put together a few years ago. Everything has tripled in size since. It does require more water for delicates if in full sunlight. Have Fun, thanks!