How to make a vertical garden with a pallet


With a pallet you can create a vertical garden

Surely you have already looked at an article on how to make outdoor sofas with pallets or even tables. These woods give a lot of play to make various useful and personalized elements. Apart from giving a lot of creative freedom, it is also a good way to opt for natural resources. We have already seen many sofas and armchairs made of pallets, but what do you think of a vertical garden? Yes, this is possible, and here we will explain how to make a vertical garden with a pallet

Apart from detailing each step that we must follow, We will also give you some ideas to create and decorate the pallet. If you are looking for something different and striking to beautify your home, this is, without a doubt, a great and entertaining option. Surely your vertical garden made with a pallet will not go unnoticed!

How to make a garden with pallet?

To make a vertical garden with a pallet you need a geotextile mesh

Before explaining how to make a vertical garden with a pallet, we must first select the plants well. It is important that we keep in mind that vegetables that require constant humidity are not the best option. This is because vertical gardens generally have a very fast drainage, so we would have to be watering the plants constantly. In addition, the geotextile meshes with which these striking gardens are created tend to dry out the substrate quite a bit.

For this reason, It is best to opt for plants that do not require as much water and humidity, such as, for example, cacti, seasonal plants such as the petunias, aromatic plants or perennial plants, such as campanula.

To start creating our vertical garden with a pallet, we must first gather the following elements:

  • A pallet (obviously)
  • Scissors
  • Sandpaper (optional but recommended)
  • Cutter
  • Geotextile mesh, the thicker the better
  • Upholstery or wall stapler
  • The plants that we want to place
  • Universal substrate

How to make a vertical garden with a pallet step by step

Once we have the plants and materials prepared, it's time to get down to work. these are the steps to follow to make a vertical garden with a pallet:

  1. Prepare the pallet: It is highly recommended to sand the wood before working with it, although it is not essential if we want a rustic look. Depending on the style we want for our vertical garden, we can choose to varnish the pallet or even paint it.
  2. Cut the geotextile mesh: When we have the pallet ready, we have to measure it to cut the geotextile mesh to size. In addition, we will cut some other piece to make some pockets later. In them we can store the substrate and place the plants.
  3. Staple the mesh: After cutting the mesh, it is time to staple it to the back of the pallet, adding the horizontal pockets in the same way.
  4. Crack the mesh: Once we have stapled everything, we have to make cuts in the mesh with a cutter. These cuts must be large enough so that we can introduce the root ball of the vegetables into them.
  5. Insert the substrate: Before we start adding the plants, we first have to fill the pockets with the substrate.
  6. Introduce the plants: With the substrate in the pockets, it's time to place the plants. It is important that we press the soil a little so that the vegetables settle and take root correctly.
  7. Regar: Finally we only have to water the vegetables. Irrigation should be abundant, but without flooding.

If the plants that we want to place on the pallet are very large, there is a risk that it will fall forward due to the weight. In the event that we believe that it could happen to us, we must use anchors to hold the pallet to the wall and hold on. It is best to do this task before introducing the substrate and the plants.

Ideas for a vertical garden

A vertical garden made from a pallet is very creative

Now that we know how to make a vertical garden with a pallet, we are going to comment any ideas to make it really spectacular:

  • Selection and organization of plants: We can place the same plant in each row, making different color combinations if we want a more organized space, or just the opposite: mix different vegetables like crazy. In the latter case, it is advisable to mix flowering plants with non-flowering plants.
  • Hanging plants: Another idea would be to use only long, hanging plants, such as the poto, to create a kind of green waterfall.
  • Pots: A less laborious but equally beautiful option is to simply place the pallet on the wall and fill it with pots, using supports. Here we can play with the colors and sizes of them. In this case we can skip the whole part of the geotextile mesh.
  • Garden of aromatic plants: Why not use the pallet to make a vertical garden of aromatic plants? Not only will it be beautiful, but it will give off an incredible fragrance. In addition, it will be useful when we want to prepare various dishes.
  • Play with colors: You have to be creative. An idea when combining colors would be, for example, to paint the pallet blue and introduce only yellow flowers. We can even place more than one pallet, of different colors and with different plants.
  • Lights: A very nice idea is to introduce LEDs between the plants or behind the pallet (if we simply choose to hang pots from it). These will give you a magical touch at night.
  • Take advantage of the tables: As the plants are placed in the gaps between board and board, we can take advantage of the boards to place, for example, a small blackboard and write the name of the plant on top with chalk. It will look great and will help us and our visitors to distinguish the various plant species.
  • Thematic environment: We can create the vertical garden with a specific type of plants, such as tropical style, desert style, romantic, etc.

There are thousands of possibilities to make a vertical garden with a pallet. We have only exposed a few ideas to inspire you, but in the end this is a matter of taste. The important thing is that the result pleases you and that you enjoy your plants.

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