Are you currently looking for an idea for your garden planter? Are you looking for something extraordinary for your garden? Well, you are in the right place! Here we have the guides of making vertical pyramid garden planter. This kind of garden planter is still rarely used, making it unique and extraordinary.
This Planter in Brief
When you are planning a layout for your garden and are trying to correct the space for the planting but you don’t have too many available spaces for growing plants, you can go vertical. That’s the reason behind the idea invention of this vertical pyramid garden planter.
This garden planter project will provide you with extra space you may need for both planting and gardening. To create such tower, you only need to spend around $200 and 16-hour time.
The materials you need to prepare for this project are gravel, dirt, cedar wood for creating the main center post, plywood for the base, another cedar wood for the top, container wood glue, four pieces of caster for the bottom wheels, another cedar wood for constructing the structure, and also deck screws.
The size of each wood and each part of the vertical pyramid garden planter you are constructing really depends on how big you want your planter to be.
Brief Steps to Construct It
To make sure that the tower can last for at least three seasons, you need to varnish the planter’s plywood. Besides, it is recommended for you to add another layer of rocks and gravel under the planter’s dirt to help the planter’s water drainage.
To start constructing the planter, cut the woods and then secure the structure of the main base with screws and wood glue. Once the glue is already dry, you have to mount the planter’s wheels on its base structure. Look at the pictures to find out how the soil holding boards are cut to size.
Next, cut the angles of those soil holding boards to the desired mitered angles. Then, glue the cedar pieces on the tower’s top.
After that, attach the first soil holding board for holding the soil in its place and then pour some dirt in it. Keep on working by adding those cedar boards from their bottom to the top and then fill those boards with another load of dirt. In this step, you may spend a quite some time.
But remember that it will be easier for you to load the dirt as you are progressing upwards. Next, on the very top part of the garden, you need to add the irrigation system. Make sure you employ the automatic one for this. Once the system is installed, you can proceed to the planting step. Grow any plants that you like such as lettuce and strawberry.