DIY Recycled Pallet Vertical Succulent Garden

DIY Recycled Pallet Vertical Succulent Garden

I am absolutely in love with succulents, I would say I am somewhat obsessed with them.  They suit my gardening novice status and need little to no attention.  I made this vertical garden earlier this year and is my favourite part of my garden.  It would suit absolutely any space and a herb garden version would make a spectacular addition to a small balcony or terrace.  So here's how I did it.



You will need:

1 x timber pallet, preferably a weathered grey one.  
I got this from a neighbour who was building their house.  They are pretty easy to come across in the streets, just make sure you ask first.


1 x roll of weed mat
I got mine from good old Bunnings and it was only $5.


A staple gun
Again from Bunnings.

 Some potting soil and succulent mixture.
A range of beautiful succulents.  Keep in mind you could start with half the amount you need and break them up as they grow to save some cash.
Step 1.  Lay your pallet upside down and lay a double or triple layer of weed mat over the pallet.  Trim to size leaving about an inch to staple down.  Staple both sides and the bottom to keep all of the soil secure, leaving the top open to allow water in.

Step 2.  Turn pallet over and lay flat.  Pour in soil pressing firmly and filling all the gaps.

Step 3.  Organise your succulents in a rough design then start planting at the bottom ending at the top.
 6. Water your wall garden and leave horizontal for at least 1-2 weeks to allow plants to take root. 
7. After the roots have taken after 1-2 weeks you can stand up your beautiful new garden.  
Take 3 footsteps back and admire your beautiful handy work!!
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xx L.


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