How to Build a DIY Vertical Garden

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A beautiful DIY vertical garden decorating a small patio


This charming DIY vertical garden is so easy to make, and it will make your patio look beautiful. It’s perfect for a small patio, if you live in an apartment or a condo, but it will dress up a bare corner on any size patio or deck.

Skill Level: Beginner
Time: About 45 minutes to repot your plants; 5 minutes to hang the pots on the trellis
Cost: $65, not including plants of your choice

Tools & Materials:

24-inch x 72-inch trellis
• 8 8-inch resin terra cotta pots
• 16 S-hooks
32 quart bag of potting soil
Plants of your choice

Step 1
Lean the trellis against a wall at about a 10- to 15-degree angle.

 A woman leans a trellis against a wall preparing to make a DIY vertical garden


Step 2
Add potting soil to the pots, filling them each about halfway.


A gardener adds potting soil to a resin pot as she makes a DIY vertical garden



Step 3
Transfer your plants to the pots, and fill the edges with additional potting soil. Leave about half an inch of space from the top. Water the plants thoroughly.


A gardener places flowers in a flower pot as she creates a DIY vertical garden


Step 4
Set two S-hooks onto the trellis for each planter as shown. Place each pot onto the S-hooks, with two of the hooks holding each of the pots.


A gardener hangs a flower pot on a DIY vertical garden


Step 5
Enjoy your new DIY vertical garden!

Download the printable instructions for this DIY project and get started! 

Take a look at more DIY projects here on The Home Depot blog. 

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