If you’re reading this, you probably have some gardening experience. But if not, don’t worry! It’s easy to plant your own flowers and vegetables—just follow these simple steps:
Decide what you want to plant, and where.
You may be wondering what type of plants you can use for your DIY flower planter project. You don’t have to stick with just one plant in a container; you can mix up the varieties, or even use more than one type of pot. A great way to do this is by adding some variety with different colored containers.
It’s also important to consider where you will be planting your containers. Will they be placed on a patio or balcony? Do they need shade or sunlight? How much water will they require? These are all things that need to be taken into consideration before choosing which flowers and plants are right for your project.
Choose your planter style.
Choose your planter style. When deciding on a shape for your DIY planter, consider the space you’d like to fill and what style of flower you want to grow. Taller varieties like tomatoes and cucumbers require more room than shorter plants like mint or basil. Round or square shapes might fit better with certain rooms than irregularly shaped ones would—but don’t be afraid to experiment! If your goal is a colorful container garden, consider using multiple planters that are all roughly the same size but in different shapes and materials so they complement each other visually without looking too matchy-matchy.
To determine which material would work best for your DIY flower pot project, think about where it’ll be placed: in full sun? In shade? Will it stay indoors year-round? Planters made from clay pots are great if they’ll spend some time outdoors since they’re heavy enough not to blow away easily when filled with soil (and therefore safer for kids). If yours will be indoors only, glass or plastic may be better suited because both are lightweight yet durable—plus they can let light through so plants inside them keep growing while still looking good on display!
Get your supplies together.
- Get your supplies together. You will need a planter, soil, fertilizer and plants. If you want to cover the planter with something like a piece of wood or plastic canvas, you’ll also need that.
- Water your plants and then place them in their new home!
- Enjoy watching them grow!
Prepare your spot.
Now that you have your supplies, it’s time to prepare the spot where your plant will go. If you’re planting in a container, make sure that there’s enough room for the roots. To do this, add some soil and water in order to get an idea of how much space is available. If there isn’t enough, remove some of the soil so that it all fits nicely inside without being overcrowded or crushed by the weight of your planter if it were filled with water. You can also use a garden hose or watering can to see how much space is needed for each plant; this will help when placing plants evenly throughout your container so they look good together!
If you’re planting directly into ground (like seeds), dig holes deep enough so that their roots won’t touch any rocks or debris underneath while still having plenty of room above ground level (just like with pots). After removing any weeds from around these holes, add fertilizer before filling them up with compost so that things grow strong and healthy! If using mulch instead: spread around evenly across entire area until fully covered from top-to-bottom (not just around base).
Mix soil (or use premixed).
- Mix your own soil. If you want to save money, mixing your own soil is a good way to go. Just make sure that it’s labeled for the type of plants you’re planting, or else they may not grow correctly.
- Buy premixed soil. If you don’t want to take the time to measure out all the ingredients yourself, then buying premixed soil is fine—just make sure it’s labeled for what kind of plants you’re planting!
Put in some fertilizer.
Once your flower planters are full of soil, plant the seeds and flowers. Then add fertilizer.
The fertilizer will help make sure that your plants grow healthy and strong. Fertilizer can be a great way to give your plants an extra boost if they have been growing in containers or if you are planning on being away from home for a while (for example, if you’re going on vacation).
Add a few inches of the dirt mixture to the bottom of the planter.
Add a few inches of the dirt mixture to the bottom of the planter.
You’ll need to add some soil to the bottom of your planter to ensure that it has a healthy medium for planting. The most common option is to use potting soil, but you can also use compost if you have any available at home or if you want something that’s completely natural and free from chemicals.
Dig a hole in the soil for each of your plants, and place them in their holes.
To plant your new flowers, first dig a hole in the soil that is 2-3 times larger than your root ball. It’s best if you can place the plant at its original depth (so if it was in a pot, it should be planted at that same depth), but this isn’t always possible if you’re planting directly into existing flower beds.
Next, fill in around the base of your plants with soil until they’re nice and stable.
Fill the gaps with more soil.
Fill in any gaps with more soil. Use your hands or a trowel, but you can also use a small bucket, watering can, or hose (if you happen to have one lying around).
Water after planting so that the plants get a good drink before settling in to their new home.
Watering is the most important thing you can do for your plants. After planting, give them a good drink of water so that they can settle in to their new home and begin to grow. Watering is also important when transplanting or repotting a plant into a bigger pot.
Watering frequency depends on the climate and type of plant you’re growing: it might be as simple as watering once a week during summer months, or more frequent watering may be necessary if you live in an area with consistently high temperatures and little rain.
With indoor plants, make sure that drainage holes are always clear so that excess water does not build up inside the pot and cause root rot. Check your indoor plants regularly throughout the growing season (or whenever you notice signs of stress) and water as needed—but don’t overwater!
If you’re adding a cover, like chicken wire, be sure everything is securely fastened. Takeaway: Planting can be fun! We hope these tips help you achieve success with your project!
If you’re adding a cover, like chicken wire, be sure everything is securely fastened.
If you’re ready to get started on your own DIY flower planters, don’t wait any longer! We hope these tips help you achieve success with your project and that you have fun with it too. If you have any questions or comments about this post, please feel free to leave them below. Thanks for reading!