A vertical garden is perfect for indoors or even outdoors. You can even use them to hide an unattractive view, create privacy or even draw attention to a certain area in your garden or home.
Have you ever wondered how you could build your very own vertical garden? Now you can by following these easy DIY steps.
- Stand-Alone wall
This type of vertical garden is built with wiring to hold the plants up. The advantage of building this type of vertical garden is that you can fit as many plants in as you want depending on how long or wide you would like the frame of the wall. It also serves as a great privacy wall!
What you need?
- Potting soil.
- Ground Spike in Khaki (4 in. x 4 in.) (2)
- 4″x4″x8′ cedar posts (2)
- 2″x6″x8′ cedar planks (3)
- scrap length of 4″x4″
- 1/4″x3″ lag bolts (8)
- 1 pkg Hex Wire Netting 24 inches x 25 feet – 1 inch
- 3/4″ fence staples
- 19 gauge plated steel wire
- 4″ terra cotta pots (35)
- small plants (30-35 depending on whether you’d like empty pots or not)
- Make sure that there are no utility wires or pipes situated in the area of where you want to build your garden.
- Measure as well as mark where your posts will be placed.
- Using a sledgehammer and a scrap piece of wood, hammer ground spikes into the spots you marked in the previous step.
- Cut 4″x4″‘ cedar down to your preferred height.
- Place a cut 4″x4″ post into the ground and level. Tighten bolts in ground spikes to keep the posts level. Repeat this step for the second post.
- Using clamps, place 2″x6″x8′ (2) cedar planks at the top of your cedar post.
- Pre-drill countersunk holes for bolts.
- Attach the planks to the posts with two bolts on each side of each post.
- Decide on how many pieces you would like on the top of your framing and then cut and angle them to your desired angles.
- Unroll the wire netting. Measure and cut to the width between the two posts and a little extra.
- Using small pieces of wire, attach each piece of the netting together at the seam to create a mesh wall.
Time for the fun part, adding the greenery.
- Transfer your plants from their plastic pots to their lovely new pots.
- Cut 35 pieces of wire (Each around 16-18″ long) and wrap one around each of your pots and twist. This is shown below.
3. Attach the pots to the wire netting wall. Put each of the two wire ends through separate hexes and then twist together.
Congratulations, now you have your very own breathtaking vertical garden..
Source: AKA Design.
2. Tiffin Box on a wooden wall
Take a look in your cupboards to see if you have a tiffin box in your kitchen area, if not you can go and buy some from the market. The next step is to mount these tiffin boxes onto a large wooden wall, , we recommended having between 8 or 9, make sure they are well dispersed. Now you can add your desired vertical garden plants, you can mix them up by placing large and small plants so that your wall looks full. Its as easy as that, now you can enjoy your beautiful vertical garden!
3. Pallet Planter
You can plant whatever your heart desires with this type of vertical garden, you could place it outside, or in your backyard, or even in the entrance of your home.
- Get a pallet, sand and paint it. Use a sanding block or an electric sander to smooth out the wood.
- Use a pocket tray method. Measure your pocket tray lengths. Pockets 1 and 2 will connect to the back of beam 1. Pockets 3 and 4 to the back of beam 2. Pockets 5 and 6 to the back of beam 3. Pocket 7 will be created at the end of the project when you wrap the back, sides and bottom of the pallet up.
- Measure the width of the pallet compartments.
- Cut your landscaping fabric to size.
- Working from the bottom up, staple the long pockets first (yellow lines in diagram). Then staple pockets 5, 3, 1 (red lines in diagram). After the pockets are in place, wrap the bottom and sides of the pallet like a present.
- Now stand your vertical pallet planter up against a wall and place the soil into the pockets.
- Now you can finally add your plants.
4.Vertical garden planter picture.
This idea is perfect for those of you who want a vertical garden but just don’t have that much space for it.Lets us show and tell you how!
You can do this by using any old frame or a new one, all you need to do is take out the back support from the picture frame to frame your wall planter easily.
What you will need to get going is the following:
- Picture Frame
- 1″ x 3/4″ x 6′ board
- Finishing nails, nails, or screws
- Gorilla Glue
- Garden Fabric (landscaping cloth, weed barrier, shade cloth, etc.)
- Potting Soil
- Paint Brush
- Hammer or Drill
- Hardy Succulents
How to build it?
- Build the box. Cut 4 pieces from your 1″ x 3/4″ board to fit behind your frame. Now nail or screw the ends together so that a box is formed.
- Fasten the front to the frame. Apply a layer of strong glue to the back-side of the frame wherever you are going to be fastening the box made in step 1.
- Stretch your garden fabric over the back of the frame, on top of the glue that was just applied in step 2.
- Now fasten the box to the frame. Clamp the box to the glue on the frame. This will create a strong bond between the frame and the box.
- Now to do the back. Turn the frame face down. Now fill the frame box with soil. Once you have filled the frame planter with soil it is time to fasten on the back. You can use the remainder of your 1″ x 3/4″ board. Cut pieces to the width of the box, lay them side-by-side, and fasten them onto the sides of the box. Finally, drill a hole in the top center to hang the frame.
- Time for some painting!
There you have it, you now have your very own Plant Frame.
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow – Audrey Hepburn