Making a wooden planter box is very easy! Most of them are a perfect afternoon project for any beginner woodworker. Benefits of a DIY wooden planter box…
🔹Easy to build!
🔹Make as big or small as you want for your space
🔹You can move them where ever you want – for decor or for sunlight!
The best wood to use for your DIY planter box is Redwood, Cedar or Douglas fir! 🌲 🌟 Remeber, when choosing the wood for your planter box, be sure to use untreated wood. The chemicals in treated wood can harm plants. 🎥 Here in this video are some tips from Chris Jehs, the owner of AJ’s Landscaping CSLB #966319 about building a simple, DIY garden/planter box. If you’re not familiar with using tools, donn’t worry, this setup completely tool-less! Get prepared and ready for spring by starting your DIY planter box today! Need some help or advice on your landscaping needs, call AJ’s Landscaping and we can help you 😃
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Thank you to Local Backroads & First Generation Farmers for helping create this great video!
” Today, on Local Backroads, we are at First Generation Farmers building a planter box. With me, we have Autumn Brooks from First Generation Farmers, and our landscape design expert, Chris Jehs from AJ’s Landscaping. So, these are a planter wall blocks and redwoods? Correct. So, can you talk to me first why we’re using redwood? The reason we’re using redwood is it has a natural ability to resist rot so that we don’t feed the soil with chemical. If you were doing this yourself, you could have some of these cut at the Home Depot. You can also cut them yourselves. We already have them cut, so we don’t have to mess with any tools. But literally, we’re just going to grab these blocks and space them out.
Every season, you’re going to want to decide what you’re going to grow, and then you’re going to build upon that, and your soil will keep getting richer and richer as you stay. So don’t give up on your box if it doesn’t work the first year. You re-till all that soil and get all those nutrients in, it’s kind of feeding your soil and getting it ready. And just be patient.
You’re always wanting to think sort of a season ahead.
Okay. So right now, you’re wanting to plant your broccoli, your cauliflower, your greens, kale, lettuce. Something like a green leafy grows very quickly. The root comes up, and you’re able to see it grow. It’s going to look really awesome once everything’s big, but it goes through cycles. I mean, that’s farming for you, right? You have to make sure it looks good all the time. Chris is going to take some time working with Autumn around the farm to see where we can permanently install this, so First-Generation Farmers and a lot of the students that come here to enjoy a lot of their after school activities can have another planter box to continue growing out here. So if you’re interested in learning a little bit more about AJ’s Landscaping and the work that Chris and his team does, click on the link below. If you’re interested in finding out more about what First-Generation Farmers does for the community and some of the programs they offer, there’s also a link you can follow. And like always, if you’re looking for more fun things to do around town, follow us on Local Backroads. From outdoor kitchens, pools, waterscapes, fire pits, or elaborate gardens, AJ’s Landscaping will bring your outdoor living dreams to life. “