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A good and beautiful garden decor from a barrel

Young trees of some species can be grown right at home. In the spring, if the plants are strong enough, they can be carried to the garden. The author of this project raised several young trees from a pit and was looking for a solution for an inexpensive and convenient planter. Among other things, the lawns were supposed to decorate the garden. To implement the project, it took a couple of old plastic barrels and trimming lumber.

For small plants, even half the barrel is enough.

Plastic perfectly performs the function of a flowerpot, but is not conspicuous due to the natural wood trim.

The atmosphere of the natural garden is not broken.

For this project, the barrels were able to buy on sale. Even those with small cracks will do.

To make a high lawn, you need to cut off the top. To begin, mark the cutting line with a marker so that the edge is even.

For low lawns, one barrel is cut in half, and the top will be the bottom.

Two planters will come out of it at once.

Drill a number of holes in the bottom of each part with a drill to ensure good drainage.

Place holes all over the bottom.

With the help of two small bars, screwed to the bottom, the lawn is slightly raised above the ground. So the drainage will work even better, on whatever surface the barrel is located.

Bars are mounted on screws and fixed with washers.

Next - a revision of the available wood reserves.

Even small pieces will be used.

We need long boards for the sides and short boards for lawn formwork.

All excess cut off, and the surface cleaned.

You can proceed to assembly.

To begin with, the boards are nailed to the cylinder area.

The edges should not touch the ground, so put a small bar under them.

Nails do an excellent job. Therefore, a plastic barrel is the best choice for this project.

You can overlap the boards to create a more interesting texture.

So everything will look on the inside.

The formwork is assembled on the working surface, and its edges are fixed with insulating tape.

If necessary, you can trim the edges.

Secure the formwork to the board boards with small nails.

Large holes in the bottom covered with a fine mesh to prevent the drainage and soil from falling out.

The first layer is small crushed stone.

Next ground. Choose the one that best suits your plant species.

The final touch is planting trees.

From above, you can add large sawdust - they will protect the soil from drying out.

Such beauty turned out from the most accessible materials.