Why build a DIY planter box?
With a planter box you get all the benefits of a traditional garden with some amazing additional perks. You can control your soil better and move it around. With more control over the soil, you are also able to space out your plants better and not have parts of a garden go to waste. The planter box walls can serve as a barrier to keep out slugs, snails, and other pests. The Soil will not be errored in rainy conditions and is also not susceptible to chemical leaks as it is sealed off. Also a raised garden allows you to spend less time pulling weeds bent over.
Planter boxes are also a great way to showcase your hard work. You can have your flowers, herbs, plant, and vegetables on display, raised off the ground. Planter boxes can ensure that you prized garden does not get lost among other plants.
Furthermore, adding a planter box to your backyard, porch, and yard is a great way to add curb appeal. Add several in a pattern and you have a outdoor home improvement makeover that’s on a whole new level. This is a relatively inexpensive way to beautify your space and to show case your little garden.
Planter boxes can be used for landscape architecture by positioned them in a way to subdividing large backyard spaces into more dedicated and functional areas. Examples include areas for medication, play, outdoor fireplaces, outdoor dining, and pool areas. These boxes can be filled with beautiful plants to support the theme of the landscape it frames.
Wooden planter boxes are also great because they can be stained to fit the style of any backyard or space. You are not limited to using lumber from a hardware store. It is entirely possible to build planter boxes using recycled reclaimed wood. This can give the planter boxes a beautiful rustic and farmhouse look.
What are the specs of this DIY planter box design?
These planter boxes are designed to be simple to make. Beginners to woodworking are able to build these boxes by following the easy step by step instructions provided. These planter boxes can be built in under a day with basic skills.
These planter boxes are a little below waist high. You will not have to struggle to bend down to work on your plants. This is an ergonomic option for gardening.
These boxes have a double wall. The walls are made from 2x4s on the outside, 2x12s on the inside, with 4×4 posts on the outside corners to frame the whole structure. These lumber sizes are easy and cheap to find in most hardware stores.
These raised planter boxes can be places on a deck, porch, patio, or cement slab.
Since you are working with wood it would be easy to add a sub-irrigation self-watering system so that the garden can be less time consuming to take care of and more hands off for those who prefer that.
Working with wood also allows you to easily add lattices and other support structures for vining plants and vegetables that need support to grow. Cucumbers, gourds, melons are all great examples.
The boxes can be last a long time if you lined the inside with landscaping fabric. This will prevent the wood from rotting and decomposing quickly. Using pressure treated wood may cause chemicals to diffuse into the soil.
What are the dimensions of the planter box?
These boxes are 25.5 inches high, 45 inches wide, and 48 inches long.
What about the gardening shed in the background?
The plans for the gardening shed can be found in this shop. The shed allows for storage of gardening tools such as hoses, pruners, garden hoes, trowels, shovels, garden compost bags, gardening boots and gloves. The DIY storage shed make gardening more enjoyable, neat, and organized.
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