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20 Creative Ways to Upcycle Pallets in your Garden

20 Creative Ways to Upcycle Pallets in your Garden
Inspiring Pallet Gardening Ideas Recently I upcycled a pallet and large square wooden crate lying around a local landscaping yard into a mini garden shed for $7. I was so pleased with the result it made me consider other ways to reuse materials for my garden needs. With more of us conscious of repurposing rather than impacting on landfill with unnecessary waste, I thought I’d share these DIY creative ideas to upcycle free wood pallets. You may be amazed at the possibilities! Cheryl has turned this hardwood pallet into a stunning vertical garden - perfect for a narrow balcony or limited space. “Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value.” – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upcycling I’m sure this pallet planter project could become addictive! Britney created a stunning planter by stapling landscaping fabric onto the back of this pallet, filling with soil and her favourite plants.

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4 Simple Steps to Grow a Hundred Pounds of Potatoes in a Barrel Container gardening isn't only for savvy urban gardeners and folks with limited space to grow, it can also be for folks who want to maximize their yields in a controlled environment. Not only does growing potatoes in a barrel reduce the amount of weeding and exposure to pests and fungi, you don't even have to risk shovel-damage to the tender potatoes by digging them out of the ground when they're done, just tip the container over! After extensive research to plan my own potatoes-in-a-barrel, I've boiled all of the recommendations down to 4 simple steps to a winning potato harvest. 1. Select and prepare a container God Save The Pallet! Reclaimed Pallets Revamped Used in the shipping industry, wood pallets are typically a low end commodity. Usually, pallets will get reused a few times and then they will either be scrapped as trash or used as firewood. Most often made from inexpensive junk species of lumber (whatever is most widely available), wood pallets are the perfect candidate for upcycling. Check out these creative examples of upcycled pallets and I think you'll agree! DIY garden pallet fence (above and below) from Camelot Art CreationsA great way to hide trash cans or air conditioning units! Painted wood wall art by Inspired by Charm

DIY Woodworking Plans & Projects Saved By Love Creations Upcycling DIY home decor, woodworking and Crafts DIY Woodworking Plans and Projects How to Make a Hanging Gutter Garden During my after-holiday-get-organized mode, I discovered all these past garden projects I had taken pictures of, but never posted them on the blog. Remember that “living wall” I bragged about? Well, it’s a dead wall now, but there is much to be learned, so I’ll post about it soon. I’ll start my 2011 DIY project post with my new hanging gutter garden that will be featured in the upcoming book Garden Up! by Susan Morrison and Rebecca Sweet.

Creative Ways To Use Pallets Outdoors & In Your Garden In my previous blog post, God Save The Pallet: Reclaimed Pallets Revamped,I shared many ways to rebuild and repurpose pallets into furniture and home decor. Now check out some creative ways to use pallets in your outdoor landscape. Enjoy! DIY Pallet Serving Tray Another simple and functional pallet project. Remember my Pallet Planter Box? Well, I wanted to put that pallet to use again and I thought some of it might make a fabulous pallet serving tray. I had a complicated one in mind with a small lip around the entire tray; however, my handy dandy hubby sketched this out out for me and I thought — PERFECTION! How to Turn a Pallet into a Garden 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.

Five reasons for vertical gardening Plants have certain requirements of their own such as sunlight, nutrients and support. So, while planting pots and plants, all this have to be taken care of. Vertical gardening is a kind of trend that first started up in large cities where yard space is very little. The idea behind vertical gardening is that one doesn’t need to have large spaces to produce exclusive gardens or good harvest. One can also plant these plants along a vertical plane which would also act like a fence.

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