Hey friends! I'm so excited to share with you a big project I've been working on with TruGreen! We've put our heads together and come up with some ideas on boosting your home's curb appeal, and the BEST part is that all of these are even renter-friendly!
Today I'm sharing how to build a wall garden. You can do this to create some vertical interest in your front yard, to add a little privacy, so many things! You could even put your home address on this wall, perch it in your front yard, and stick a solar spotlight on it. The options to customize this idea are endless!
Here's a little video where I walk you through how to make your own. Just so you know, as I'm not even power tool-savvy, if I can do this, then anybody can do this!
I love partnering with TruGreen on these because they are all about Living Life OUTSIDE! This would even be a fun project to get kids involved in - have them pot the plants, pick out plants, and even water them. Right?
Here are the supplies you will need to get started:
- 2 Posts, 7 slats of wood (the dimensions of this can be variable based on where you want to place yours, and what size you'd like! Ours was 3 feet tall by 4 feet wide.)
- Drill and screws
- Tape measure and pencil (measuring equal distances between slats if you're detail-oriented!)
- Self-watering plastic pots
- Potting soil and plants (mix them up! We lovingly referred to our categories of plants as thrillers, fillers, and spillers.)
I chose to sand and stain my wood for a darker, more walnut finish, but you can use unfinished wood or even paint it to match your house trim. Up to you!
Be sure and watch the video for the whole process, but I promise you - it's so easy! Maybe an afternoon of work, tops.
Lay your posts on the ground and line up your slats on the posts. Make sure they are equidistant from each other - you can eyeball it if you trust yourself, or use a tape measure and pencil if you trust math more than your eyes. Hah!
Screw in your slats to the posts. Guys for real - if I can do this, anyone can! This part takes maybe 5 minutes and after this step, your wall is DONE. It's so easy that it won't even mess up your manicure. This is a guarantee - I mean, look at my nails! These nails don't lie.
Time to prepare our pots to hang before we plant our little plants!
Choosing a drill bit slightly bigger than your S-hooks that you purchased, drill a hole in each pot fairly close to the top of the pot, so that your S-hook will fit properly. Don't worry if you mess up and have to re-drill another hole! Plants will easily hide this!
Transfer your plants to your pots, and put their "good sides" opposite of your hole. For example, if you have a vine or something trailing (aka "spillers!"), it's best to have it spilling over the front when it's hanging.
Now thread your S-hooks through the holes on your pots and they are ready to hang.
And you're done! Time for a nice iced fancy iced tea to sit back and enjoy your handiwork! So how would you do this differently? How would you customize this to your home? Skinnier slats would create a more modern look, and wider slats would enhance the barnwood / shiplap craze we're seeing a lot of.
I'm excited to show you a couple more ways to boost your curb appeal of your home or apartment in the next couple months! Be sure and follow TruGreen's Instagram page for a lot more ideas on how to live life outside!
This post was created in partnership with TruGreen, but all thoughts and ideas are my own! Thanks for supporting the companies that support us!