If you’re short on space in your yard—or you simply want to explore some creative gardening ideas—container gardens are a fun way to add some extra plant life to your landscape design. While you’ll want to have a professional landscaping company assist in the overall design and maintenance of your yard, container gardens are an easy DIY project you can do at home. Here are some great ideas for creative container gardens that will be a focal point in your backyard.
Hanging Colander Planters
Head to your local thrift store to pick up a few vintage metal colanders, which are perfectly built for drainage in small potted gardens. You can easily loop a chain through the handles to create a hanging pot of mixed flowers, succulents, or even herbs.
Renovating an old bathroom? Upcycle that old tub as a spacious raised bed where you can plant a small vegetable garden, herbs, or a variety of local wildflowers. Simply fill the bottom with large rocks before adding topsoil to reduce rot through proper drainage.
Vintage Chair Gardens
Vintage wooden chairs provide a perfect place to experiment with multiplanar gardens of tiny succulents, mushrooms, or even moss. Simply re17move upholstery and backing from old chairs and add soil to create visually stunning gardens to accent your patio.
Another vertical container gardening solution that’s easy to put together is a palette planter. Wooden palettes can easily hold small pots fixed with metal rings and screws—it’s perfect as an herb wall to place near your patio door for easy access from the kitchen. Alternatively, fill the palette itself with soil and grow decorative vines and flowers in a unique vertical layout.
If you need ideas for your small backyard garden or you want to fully renovate your Tucson landscape, Complete Landscaping is here to help. Our team includes certified arborists, experts in sustainable desert planting, and horticulture specialists. Learn how we can help you make the most of your yard by calling (520) 323-8918.