Go vertical with pallets
With only minimal modifications you can stand a pallet upright and turn it into a planter getting colorful flowers up at eye level. Fill an empty wall or mount it on stakes to add height to borders.
How to make an upcycled pallet planter
- Cut a double layer of landscape fabric to fit in between the pallet boards.
- Attach landscape fabric with heavy duty staples placed every few inches.
- Fill the troughs with lightweight potting mix and add your favorite plants.
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What to plant in your pallet planter
Trailing ground covers, such as perennial geranium (Geranium spp. and hybrids) and sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima) planted above, or those with a mounded habit look the best in a planter like this because they cascade over the edges of the board. Those that grow really tall or upright, such as some ornamental grasses, aren’t a good fit for this situation.
Other great plant options
- Bacopa (Sutera cordata)
- Gold moss sedum (Sedum acre)
- Lantana (Lantana camara)
- Lobelia (Lobelia erinus)
- Moss phlox (Phlox subulata)
- Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)
- Perennial geranium (Geranium spp. and hybrids)
- Sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima)
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