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It is easy to make a pallet garden and it has big impact on your outdoor space. Find a pallet that has been discarded and recycle it into a gorgeous rustic flower garden in just minutes. This is a part of our Craft Lightning wood series where we are creating 15 minute wood projects all week. You can catch up with day 1, day 2, and day 3. You will also want to scroll to the bottom of this post and see all of the creative ideas our bloggers have in store for you today
Supplies to make a pallet garden:
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- Pallet of any size
- Saw (only if pallet is too large)
- Landscape fabric
- Staple gun
- Potting soil
Instructions to make vertical pallet garden:
Once you have your pallet, just cut it to size if it is too large. An electric saw or hand saw will work for this task. Then it is time to add landscape fabric to the back to hold the dirt and plants. Cut the fabric to the size of your pallet using scissors. Make sure it will wrap around any open sides as well. You can also piece together the fabric if it is not large enough.
Add the landscape fabric to the back of the pallet. Wrap it around the sides of the pallet slightly and staple well. You want as many staples as you can get into the fabric so it will hold once filled. Leave some excess fabric and trim with scissors after stapling. Repeat on the opposite side pulling the landscape fabric tight as you staple.
You may even need to cut additional pieces if your fabric is not wide enough to cover all of the pallet at once. For these pieces, just be sure to staple well.
Then also staple where the two pieces of fabric join one another. Continue around your entire pallet until the back and any open sides are completely covered. You can also add staples to any board in the back to help to hold the fabric into place where it will not droop.
Fill your pallet with potting soil.
Then just add in your plants. This can be flowers as shown here or try vegetables or even herbs. A pallet garden can be filled with anything that your heart desires.
Water your plants well. A DIY vertical pallet garden works best when left horizontal for about a week. This will allow the roots to establish and the dirt to settle well. Then you can pick up the entire thing and lean it against a wall or any other vertical surface.
You will have to water this project regularly as the landscape fabric will allow water to escape.
But isn’t that gorgeous rustic appearance worth it?
I love the look of the flowers against the pallet wood.
Search for a pallet near you and get started on this project today.
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