How to use a planter to transform the Yard area?

How to use a Planter to transform the Yard area?

Using planters will help you reinvent spaces in your yard area. Every area- residential or commercial- can be beautifully transformed with the perfect greens. If you are planning to upscale your garden with planters, you will be surprised by the plethora of opportunities as well as challenges you will face.  There are some do’s and don’ts that can help you make the most of every space and bring out the best look for your yard with planters.

Let’s take a look at the Don’ts first for using a planter:

  • Don’t try to make your yard single dimensional. Using unique styles of planters through the yard will make it inspiring.
  • Use planters of different size and shape. Same size and shape planters show lack of creativity and take away the scope of transforming your yard into something spectacular.
  • Don’t underestimate the beauty and power of colors. Have fun with your design and don’t just stick to only ‘green’ plants or planters of the same color.

Now, let’s see the ‘Do’ list for planters:

  • Bring in a burst of colors; flowers, green plants, plants that are vibrantly colored, planters of different colors.  Take time to add a burst of colors for a genuinely charming look.
  • Experiment with different sizes and shapes of planters. Give it more of a creative look by adding more outdoor décor pieces.
  • Think of your yard as a room and how you would add planters as a way to make it look better without taking away the functionality.
  • You can add an illusion of space and depth by putting small shrubs and herbs with large plants. Want to create a sense of depth? You can do this by adding hanging planters combined with tall or oval planters.
  • Planters are great to hide the ‘unattractive’ spaces or things in your yard. The planter is an excellent way to hide a water pump, or a dirty wall can be covered up with hanging planters. Focus on bringing out the beauty of your unique planter to the front.

Using different kinds of planters can instantly make your yard look beautiful and attractive, let your creativity flow!



DIY Vertical Garden

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DIY Vertical Garden

Vertical gardens are truly the new trend in gardening. The popularity of vertical gardens is a result of two factors- lack of horizontal space and a modernistic approach to gardening. A vertical garden can help you enjoy your green space no matter how tiny space may be. Also, the vertical garden is a great way to hide unattractive walls or even separate two areas beautifully. So how does one start building a vertical garden?

Select a Vertical Space

Look around your room- inside or outside- and see if there is a particular wall that diminishes the beauty or looks out of place. If there is a wall that is unattractive, then a vertical garden is the best way to reinvent it. The wall you choose will also decide how big or small your vertical garden will be.

Choosing the Plants

Every plant has different growing needs, and according to the wall, you want you will need to pick the right plants that will be able to bloom in that area. For this, you need to consider the sunlight received, space and the watering needs. Choose the plants that will grow best in the conditions. Want more insight into some ideas on what to grow to visit 10 best herbs to grow at home.

Building the Frame

The frame of a vertical garden is a three-layered structure – fabric, plastic sheet, and frame. You can either create it directly on the wall or make it separately and later hang it. The latter allows easier removal if and when required. You can use PVC pipes, elbows, and 4-way joints to put the frame well secured together. It’s best to use plastic parts to build the structure as it reduces the weight, and is corrosion and moisture resistant. Adding a fabric liner will help to keep your walls secure from water damage. Next, add the layer of material, preferably felt carpet padding, but any fabric that can retain water and is resistant to rotting will work. It’s best to add a double layer of fabric

Irrigation and Fertilizers

It’s best to get in touch with an irrigation supplier to know the best system to keep your fabric moist throughout. Also, choose a fertilizer injector that works along the irrigation system.

Add the Plants

To insert the plants, make cuts into the fabric and add the plants after removing as much as soil possible. Use a stapler to keep the plastic sheet and fabric secure together. You can add the plants of different shapes, colors, and sizes according to the vertical space you have. Here are some more ideas on what kinds of plants or vegetables can be added.

Get Started!

Take a look at Ropedoncedar’s raised bed vertical garden system to provide you the garden and herb access you’ve always wanted. What a great way to spruce up your place and give it life! Building a vertical garden is a great way to get started taking that ugly and making it beautiful. Look for future blogs to share what kinds of plants work best for your vertical and container garden.

One of many Ropedoncedar planter systems available

Leave the building of the frame to us and planter bins for that matter if you’d like or not.  We supply you with a stepping stone approach to get your vertical garden on its way quick and easy.  We provide different purchase options to have you provided with already built planter bins and frame assemblies or even plans for more advanced DIYer’s.

Our Ropedoncedar planter systems are easy to irrigate and don’t take a lot of fertilization to be successful.  We like to use Merical Grow 3x to provide both proper fertilization and water holding capacity.  No need to place fabric with our planters systems if you don’t want to because and drainage holes are provided for each of our planter bins.

Ropedoncedar is a quality product made from local suppliers untreated cedar brought to you wherever you’re at in the USA.  We are looking at providing plans for those of you outside of the US that would like to utilize these great systems with locally available wood products for your region.

Take a look at several options to make your DIY experience more enjoyable with Ropedoncedar.

Vertical gardening vegetables for planters and containers

At RopedOnCedar, we love experimenting in our yard to see how much food we can grow with vertical gardening. We started small at first, but our bounty grows with every season as we become better gardeners and discover new varieties to plant. It’s not only fun, healthy, and delicious, it saves us a lot of money on groceries, too. While not all vegetables are ideal for smaller areas, fortunately, there are plenty of options that don’t require much space to thrive. Here is a selection of plants that do particularly well in our planters and living wall vertical gardening systems.

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