How to Make a Terra Cotta Planter
Time Required: Under 2 hours
Making a terra cotta planter is an easy way to create a beautiful focal point for your garden. Beautiful blooms and an enhanced terra cotta pot display can quickly and easily transform your outdoor space.
- Place the stake in the ground where the planter will sit.
- Attach a string that’s 21 ½” long and pull it tight to mark the circle (about 43” in diameter).
- Use the shovel to dig out the circle to a depth of about 2”.
- Rake to level the soil.
- Fill the circle with the leveling sand.
- Use the manual tamper to compact the sand.
- Use a level to ensure an even surface for the pavers.
- Arrange 26 mini avers around the inside perimeter of the circle.
- Place the terra cotta pot in the center.
- Fill in the area around the pot with bagged rocks.
- Fill the bottom of the pot with a couple of inches of gravel for drainage.
- Top the gravel with an equal amount of pine bark or mulch.
- Fill the rest of the pot with potting mix, enough to completely cover the root balls of the plants.
- Mix granular plant food into the soil.
- Start planting.
- Accentuate the planter with a few smaller pots around the base.