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Looking for a New Planter? Look No Further!

by CustomHomes on Thursday, April 27, 2017

new Planter boxSpring is a great time to give your green thumb a workout. Between getting a jumpstart on your vegetable garden and tending to your flowers, there’s a lot to keep you busy. Not only is this a great excuse to get outdoors after being cooped up all Winter, but planting flowers is a great way to add some color to the exterior of your home.

Planting is really only a part of the process. Sure, you can head out and buy a stack of the little plastic pots, or trench out a flower bed in front of your home, but both of those options are left… wanting. First of all, you’re left with a very singular display which, depending on what you’re planting, doesn’t leave you a lot of options if you want to create depth. Additionally, if you don’t have a lot of extra space around your home, a flower garden might not be a viable option. Conversely, while the planting pots can add a little volume and even some decoration if you’re willing to spend the extra money, they still leave you with a rather limited display.

So what can you do if you want to have a visible display that doesn’t take up a lot of ground space?

It’s time to get vertical!

Miter Saws and Monogram Planters: Oh My!

Perhaps one of the coolest planter ideas we’ve seen is the monogram planter. Not only does it allow you to display a great number of flowers vertically, but it also allows for some personal touches for your home. This is a great idea if you’re handy with the DIY crafts, or you need to give the hubby an excuse to play with the power tools while you’re deciding on what you want to plant.

Making Your Own Planter

If you don’t have ready access to a miter saw, or you’re having a hard time trying to figure out how to make an ‘S’ (good luck with that, we’ve been scratching our heads over it as well) you might want to look at some alternative options. Fortunately, there are a number of different options you can play with, and many of them are actually cheaper than you might expect.

Perhaps one of our favorite low-cost upcycle ideas is the pallet planter. Not only are pallets super cheap (in some cases you can even get them for free) but they are incredibly versatile, ranging from coffee tables to garden planters. One of the best parts about a pallet planter is that you can stand them vertically getting the full visual display like you would with the monogram planter, with considerably less effort. With a little sanding, some paint, and a hammer, you can turn an old pallet into something truly incredible. And the best part is, you don’t have to spend a lot of money doing it.

From herbs to flowers, you don’t have to settle for ordinary when it comes to your Springtime planting.

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com