What is on your spring to-do list? Are you planning to start a garden? Cleaning out the flower beds? Sprucing up the Deck? It seems like once the weather begins to warm and spring is in the air, my to-do list of things I want to do in the garden gets longer and longer. Walmart gave me the opportunity, as a part of the Walmart Moms, to complete a diy project for spring. Since I love being outdoors enjoying the warm, spring air and gardening, I decided to make some fresh herb deck planters.
With the giftcard provided, I went to the garden department at my local Walmart I stumbled upon window box hangers. Upon looking further, I found these coco lined window boxes by Better Homes and Gardens that are just my style. I knew then that creating my own fresh herb deck planters would be a perfect DIY project to kick off spring. Next, I was on the hunt for some potting mix. Since summers are extremely hot where I live I opted to pick up a bag of Miracle-Grow Moisture Control Potting Mix to fill both of my “window” boxes.
Then, it was onto finding something to fill my planters with. I could have picked flowers, but instead I opted to find fresh herbs. At Walmart, I picked out four different herbs to make our fresh herb deck planter: Parsley, Lemon Thyme, German Oregano, and Basil.
Putting together the planter was fairly easy. First I put a layer of potting mix into the bottom of my planter.
Then, I added the herbs. Since the planters I chose are 18 inches, I only put two herbs into each planter. I wanted to give them enough space to grow. After placing the herbs into the planter, I then filled up the space with potting mix.
This part was a bit tricky as the width of the deck railing was a bit smaller than what the hangers that came with the window box allowed. So I had to get help from Hubby who figured out a way to attach it to our deck. But, I would definitely recommend reading the installation instructions that come with the hanging window boxes first.
Overall, I think the final look of the fresh herb deck planters came out great. It adds a nice touch to our deck railing and I’m excited to be growing fresh herbs.