Upgrading your deck has many advantages: no more splinters, no more back-breaking re-staining and no more embarrassing paint-peeling incidents. Your upgrade means having beautiful glass railings and maintenance-free aluminum surfaces. The only downfall is that you won’t want to give up any square footage of your new deck to outdoor potters or planters. So how can you incorporate nature and style into your new deck? Vertical pallet gardens are trendy, eco-friendly and take up minimal space.
Here is what you need to make a vertical pallet garden of your own:
- Shipping pallet
- Weather resistant nails
- Staple gun and staples
- Weed cloth
- Potting soil
- Flowers or succulents
- Wearing gloves, sand down any rough areas on the pallet.
- Measure and cut plywood to fit back of pallet. Screw plywood to pack of pallet racking. Use two screws to ensure it holds.
- Double up the weed cloth and begin the staple madness. Staple cloth along back, bottom and sides of the pallet. Make sure the soil can’t leak out the bottom or sides.
- While pallet is laying face-up on the ground, put your potting soil between the cracks. Press soil down firmly and leave enough room to plant your greens.
- Start planting your flowers or succulents from the bottom, up. Ensure there is enough packed soil before moving on.
- Once you have planted your garden, water it on a regular basis and leave it horizontal for up to two weeks to ensure the plants have rooted.
- Stand your vertical pallet garden up against the sunny wall of your choice and enjoy!
This simple and fun project will help add beauty and life to your new deck with minimal space enjoy your new backyard oasis without having to compromise adding some colour and life to your space all year round.
For more information about Sunspace decks and railings by Grey Bruce Patio Enclosures please visit, www.greybrucepatio.com.