Step 1: Mix Concrete in Barrel
The concrete needs to load regarding 1/2 to 3/4 of the barrel to supply sufficient security for the posts. Set planter barrel in position as well as blend the concrete in the barrel. We filled up the barrel with about 8″ -10″ of concrete to a make a 16″ -18″ planter.
Mix the concrete with water as well as drink the planter to make certain air bubbles in the mix rise to the top. It is much easier to blend one at a time if you are utilizing numerous bags of concrete.
Action 2: Insert Blog post
Establish the 4×4 blog post in the facility of the planter and also inspect the degree to ensure the post is not leaning.
Step 3: Support Post
Screw scrap timber to the blog post to hold it upright while the concrete is setting. Add an additional bag of concrete if required.
Step 4: Include Drain Holes to Planter
Make use of a drill to make drainage holes simply over the line of concrete.
Tip 5: Loaded With Dirt as well as Plants
After the concrete has actually treated, add a layer of pebbles to aid with drainage. Then fill the barrel with potting mix and selected flowers.
Step 6: Include Hooks
At the top of the 4×4 article, pre-drill a hole for the C-hook that will certainly hold the string lights. Insert a C-hook in each of the posts towards the top. Hang string lights from the C-hooks making use of zip connections to safeguard the lights to the hooks. Hang the lights around the border of the space, crisscrossing the location if preferred.