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I was wandering around Walmart the other morning, looking for some Scotts® Turf Builder® Weed & Feed to support my little spring-lawn when I came across some plants…and an idea. My lovelies, this is the coolest spring project. A DIY Easy Upcycled Pallet Gardening Bed for Toddlers. Yeah, a garden sized just right for littlies.
This was just such a fun idea. And if I hadn’t been in Walmart hunting-up some Scotts® Turf Builder® Weed & Feed, I never would have thought of it. I mean, that one spot in the yard that really needs the support (you know that spot, we all have one), well, I knew it would be so much more fun with a little pallet gardening bed for my toddler. And, man, was I right.
What You Need for Your Pallet Gardening Bed
- 1 Pallet
- 3 Black trash bags
- 1 Small burlap bag
- 4 Bags soil
- 1 Bag Scotts® Turf Builder® Weed & Feed (not for the garden, for the lawn around it so it’s nice and soft for little toddler feet–heh)
I found everything at Walmart. Even the Scotts® Turf Builder® Weed & Feed. Handy that it was all in one place, yeah?
How to Make Your Pallet Gardening Bed
- Nick-off with your pallet. Purchase your other supplies. DO NOT NICK THOSE. (just FYI, I will not be pleased if you do)
- Go ahead and do whatever you need to treat the area with your Scotts® Turf Builder® Weed & Feed–just follow the directions on the bag. You don’t want your toddler walking accidentally playing in that–so, just be careful with it and do it when she’s not in the yard with you.
- Start building your garden by removing the horizontal slats from both sides of the pallet.
- Cut pallet structure in half. Set aside
- Cut several of the removed horizontal slats to the width of the pallet structure half (if cutting at a fancy angle like I did, be sure to measure all that out–you know, measure twice, cut 4-5 times, that’s my motto).
- Affix those in place on the top of the pallet structure–you want to create space so weeds don’t come up into your planter.
- Cut remaining horizontal slats to an “even” height and affix them to the sides of the pallet. Gently. Very gently.
- Move your garden to where you need it–remember, sun AND shade, my lovelies. You need both.
- Line the base with your small burlap and trash bags.
- Fill garden with your dirt.
- Begin planting with your mini-me.
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