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Using Planter Boxes for Your Garden  


Are you passionate about growing your herbs and vegetables, but don’t have the space? Create more room for your garden with a DIY planter box! Growing plants on balconies or rooftops is no longer a challenge–even in tight spaces like living rooms there’s an opportunity to plant!   

In this blog post, we’ll go through the materials needed to construct a beautiful planter box that not only complements your home but also gives you extra space to grow delicious produce and beautiful flowers. So, if you’re looking for an easy weekend project that will help increase the greenery around your family’s abode, look no further—let’s dig into all the details needed to create your very own planter box!  

Gather Materials You’ll Need to Make Your Planter Box  

Before beginning your planter box project, it is important to make sure you have all the necessary materials and tools properly stocked and ready. You’ll need: 

  • Wood 
  • Measuring tape 
  • Saw 
  • Hammer 
  • Drill 
  • Nails/screws 

You can also build a planter box with bricks and cement, but it could become difficult to move due to the weight so keep that in mind. You’re also going to need soil to fill your planter boxes when it’s completed! Gather everything you need before starting your project so you won’t have to deal with any unexpected trips to the store.  

Determine What You Need from Your Planter Box  

When selecting a planter box for your indoor/outdoor garden space, it is important to consider whether you would prefer a typical planter box or a raised bed. The main difference between these two styles of planters is the height, with free-standing options often being shorter in stature and easier to build, while raised beds require increased building effort, but will be inaccessible to invaders such as pests or weeds due to their height off the ground. Therefore, it is important to determine which style suits your needs best before deciding on a planter box style for your garden area.  

Build Your Planter Box  

Making your planter box is easier than you may think! Determine how big you want your planter box(es) to be and then cut your wood accordingly. You may need assistance nailing the pieces of wood together. For a more in-depth explanation, try following this wikiHow on building your own wooden planter. When you’re done building your box, fill it with soil and you’re ready to start planting!  

Planning will save valuable time down the road when planting by ensuring that each area is suitable for the type of vegetation intended. Finally, don’t forget that gardens should also provide visual interest: choose colors with purpose and use pathways as an opportunity to make a statement! With thoughtful preparation and attention to detail, you’ll be ready to achieve the beautiful garden space of your dreams.   

If you need any tools or supplies, make sure to stop by our store! We’d love to help!