DIY Lattice Planter Tutorial – Easy Afternoon Project

Lowe’s has this easy DIY tutorial for making a vertical garden using lattice. You can use inexpensive materials that you can pick up at your local home improvement store. This simple gardening project can make a surprisingly big impact on an exterior wall of your home.

Check out the short instructional video:

White Wall Trellis, Assemble YourselfAlthough I really like the concept, the project becomes even easier when you buy a pre-made piece of lattice or ready-to-assemble
garden trellis.

You don’t have to cut, sand or paint any wood, since the unit comes pre-built and ready to assemble. A weekend project instantly becomes an afternoon project, and you can spend your time arranging plants instead.

Many pre-built lattices run between $50 and $100, depending on the size you want. It does cost more than making your own.

However, the cost of wood, paint, nails and other supplies can add up. If you don’t want to spend hours sanding, nailing and painting, $50-$100 may sound like a bargain.

Just like in the video, you can use zip ties to attach terra cotta flower pots to the lattice.

You don’t need any tools to hang the planters once the lattice is secured to the wall. Plus, you can easily remove and replace the flower pots in the zip ties if you ever need to replant flowers.

DIY Lattice Planter: How to Turn a Piece of Lattice into an Amazing Vertical GardenThese trellises are made of durable PVC vinyl, so they are totally weather-proof and never need to be painted.

Although not customizable like the project above, they are very similar and have the advantage of being low maintenance.

Attach them to a fence or alongside the outside of your house. Lattice planters make an easy design fix for large blank walls. They are also a convenient way to add greenery to an outdoor walkway , front entry or patio without taking up any floor space.

Alternatively, you could use them indoors to hang houseplants, (assuming your flower pots don’t have drainage holes that leak water onto the floor).

See also: DIY Vertical Garden Window Trellis Idea
 

Say Hello to the “Self-Watering” Vertical Planter

Self Watering Vertical Planter Kit

I love the look of a giant living wall, but the thought of installing or constructing a massive planter is not appealing and just seems like a lot of work.

I’d rather build a large vertical garden out of small parts and piece them together in smaller manageable sections. Of course, I’d want the finished product to look like one big living wall as opposed to several small planters.

That’s why this vertical garden kit caught my eye. This self irrigating planter has a super simple design and is easy to piece together. At the same time, the end result appears to be a single wall planter.

You could even use a row of these containers underneath a window instead of using the typical planter boxes. Not only are they lightweight and easy to attach to a wall or wooden railing, but you can combine multiple segments to create the length of planter you need.

They are also conveniently designed to hold individual flower pots, so you can easily remove and replace plants as you like. This feature is really nice for a seasonal herb garden or planting colorful annual flowers each spring, summer and fall.

Worth Vertical Planter System on a Wall

The High-Tech Design of the Self Watering Vertical Planter:

In addition to being simple to set up and install, this vertical garden also is designed with a water-conserving professional grade irrigation system. Save water, save money and save time all while growing healthier and happier plants. An automatic watering system drips water into the top level of your garden, and the underlying levels are watered one after the other through a trickle-down system that is built right into the planter.

3-Pot Section of the Worth Vertical Planter Automatic Watering SystemThe Worth Self Watering Vertical Wall Planter is sold in 3-pocket sections and included a filter layer that is removable. Place soil and plants directly into the pockets or insert potted plants with the pots.

The filter layer helps plants “breathe” and grow healthier, plus the reservoir keeps plants watered up to two weeks, depending on climate and species.

Vertical Planter Assembly Instructions

Make your living wall as large or as small as you like. You can also design your garden in a unique shape or design. On to of that, you can use it indoors or out. And if that wasn’t enough, the containers are safe for growing edibles (made from recycled propene polymer).

Dimensions: 19″ long x 7″ tall x 7″ deep