While walking through the garden department of your local home improvement store do you ever find yourself thinking about the state of planters and the lack of fashion? Perhaps it is more so that the plants are so caught up in being like everyone else to try on something new or different. Break the mold! Embrace the new and hip! Let hipster-chic take you over with these neat, homemade, do-it-yourself planters that would look amazing in and around your home.
Find your inner carpenter
Or at least your inner, “I know how to use a hammer and nail”. An easy and really cool way to build a multi-plant planter is to grab a pallet, or steal one from a store’s loading dock. (Just kidding, nothing illegal), a stapler, and some landscaping paper.
Take the landscaping paper and stretch it along the backside of the pallet and staple it to the wood making sure there are no openings where the soil could leak out. After that, pour the soil in so that it evenly distributes. This is a perfect planter for small shrubs and herbs that have small roots, and with each row capable of holding plants your design can be very interesting.
Canned Vegetables For Your Vegetables
Saving your old canned veggie cans can be a neat alternative to buying small planters for seedlings and young plants. They offer a good size for their fertilizer and soil, easy to water and maintain as they attempt to grow, and incredibly easy to transport to the actual garden once they are ready to be planted. Best of all, it all comes full circle if you try to grow tomatoes in a can that once held tomato sauce.
There is a trendy word for using thrown out hand-me-down items and curb alert furniture to create interesting platers out of essentially trash. It is called “upcycling” and these items can range from old tires and vintage colanders, to colorful rubber boots and worn down end tables. Pretty much, one man’s trash is another person’s hipster planter.
And we aren’t talking about composting here. Actual trash, that in any other place this would be a detriment to nature, can be a budding habitat for plant life. Used egg cartons cut in half can be little incubators for seeds trying to grow, and old soda bottles can be cut in on the sides, filled with dirt and turned into a boat of sorts for plants to flourish. At least this way you can actually see recycling being turned into something new, and save some cash by not having to buy actual planters.
These trendy planter ideas are great for starting out your plants, but once they grow larger the maintenance of these plants can be quite time consuming. Let PLANTZ handle your landscape maintenance to ensure the proper upkeep of your yard and garden. We also offer containerized plant displays for all types of business and home settings. Call us today for more information on how we can help you with all of your outdoor plant needs.
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