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How to Turn a Pallet into a Garden

• lifeonthebalcony.com

Good news and bad news. I had planned to film a short video showing you how to make a pallet garden, but the weather didn’t cooperate. I was stapling the landscape fabric onto the pallet when it started drizzling and got really windy. That’s the bad news. But I know I promised a tutorial today, so I took photos and have kept my word to share how to make the pallet garden. I tried to be as detailed as possible. That’s the good news. :-)

So keep reading my pallet loving friends, instructions on how to make your own pallet garden are just a few lines away…

  Find a Pallet

The first thing you need to do is–obviously–find a pallet. I’ve had good luck finding them in dumpsters behind supermarkets. No need to be squeamish. It doesn’t smell. At least, it doesn’t smell that bad. ;-)  Don’t just take the first pallet you find. You’re looking for one with all the boards in good condition, no nails sticking out, no rotting, etc. If you intend to put edibles in your pallet, be sure to find one that was heat treated as opposed to fumigated with pesticides.

Collect Your Supplies

For this project, you’ll need the pallet you found, 2 large bags of potting soil, 16 six packs of annual flowers (one six pack per opening on the face of the pallet, and two six packs per opening on the top of the completed pallet garden), a small roll of landscape fabric, a staple gun, staples, and sand paper.

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Comment by James Moore
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Thank you for taking your time and making an effort to produce this article. It is really helpful. Plants add life and vibrance to one's home. The natural look that the plants provide  make any area more lively and comfortable. Pallet Garden is a great way to build a low budget garden with the help of your kids. Little knowledge of DIY garden is always beneficial to make a pallet garden. 


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