How to Build a Pallet Garden
Lifestyle| | By Lauren Boudreau
Modern Farmer. That leaves many pallets at risk for just being thrown away. However, pallets can be used for much more than just shipping goods. They also make fabulous planters. Not only do pallet planters look super modern and cute, they are also great for those strapped for space and are easy to make.Wooden pallets are pretty common in factories and retail stores. In fact, about two billion pallets are used each year in the U.S. alone, according to
The first step you need to take is finding a place in your yard for the planter to go. Make sure you can find a wall large enough for it to lean against that also gets plenty of sun. Then, go shopping for your pallet. You can ask businesses or builders if they have any pallets you can take for free – think garden and hardware stores, power equipment stores, or motorcycle shops. Find one that is in good condition with no nails sticking out. Modern Farmer recommends getting one with a lighter-colored wood as it probably hasn’t been pressure treated.