A planter box is a great addition to your yard. It adds beauty and allows you to grow food in an area that is probably otherwise neglected. It also provides you with an attractive resting place for landscaping items such as potted flowers, statues or artwork. The easiest way to build a planter box is with bricks. This brick planter box takes less than an hour to make and requires very little skill, so even those of us with no carpentry experience can do it. A planter box built with bricks is a sturdy way to place flowers and plants. The design does not need to be complicated, and you can use various materials for the frame of your planter box. Below are instructions on how to build a planter box from bricks.
I love bricks. You might even call me a brickologist. I’ve built planter boxes out of bricks, I’ve built benches out of bricks, and once, when my neighbor’s fence was rotting away, he even asked me to rebuild it with bricks. Building with bricks is pretty easy: you just need a bunch of bricks (really) and some mortar (also really). In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps for making your own planter box out of bricks.
Step 1: Make sure you have enough bricks.
Before you start, make sure you have enough bricks. A small planter box can be created with as few as 20 bricks; however, the larger your planter box, the more bricks you’ll need.
Bricks tend to be expensive and are often sold in bulk, so it’s best to buy them from a hardware store rather than individually at a construction site or demolished building.
Step 2: Lay out the bricks in the shape you want your planter box to be.
Lay out the bricks in the shape you want your planter box to be. Make sure there are no gaps between the bricks, and fill in any gaps with extra bricks and mortar. Let it dry for at least 24 hours before filling up with dirt.
Step 3: Fill in any gaps with extra bricks and mortar, making sure that there are no gaps between bricks.
You should now have a rectangular box that measures approximately 4 feet by 2 feet. The next step is to fill in any gaps with extra bricks and mortar, making sure that there are no gaps between bricks. To do this, use a level to make sure that your bricks are even and then use a trowel to fill in any remaining voids between them.
Once you’re satisfied with the level of your planter box’s sides, it’s time to move on to the bottom.
Step 4: Let the mortar dry for at least 24 hours.
Let the mortar dry for at least 24 hours.
You’ll know it’s ready when the mortar is completely level and even with the bricks, and all you can see are a couple of faint lines where the bricks were laid. At this point it will feel slightly tacky to the touch; if you run your finger across it, you shouldn’t be able to detect any ridges in its surface.
Step 5: Fill up with dirt.
Now that you’ve built your planter box, it’s time to fill it with dirt. Fill the planter box with a mix of soil and compost, then add some fertilizer if you want. If you’re planting grass seedlings instead of sod, sprinkle them on top of the soil once the container is full and water them thoroughly until they’ve grown roots in their new home.
Step 6: Plant seeds.
- Plant your seeds in the soil.
- You can plant them in the spring, summer or fall.
- The dirt is a good place to plant your seeds, as well as the planter box if you have one of those lying around (you probably do). You’ll want to be sure that whatever you’re planting your seeds into has been pre-moistened with water so they don’t dry out right away and die on you before they have time to germinate and grow into something beautiful like a rosebush or something equally lovely like that.
Step 7 (optional): Fill the box with water to make sure there aren’t any leaks.
To ensure that the box is watertight, it’s essential to fill the planter with a few inches of water and let it sit for a few minutes. If there are any leaks in your planter, you’ll be able to see them by looking at the base of your box. Once you’ve verified that there aren’t any leaks in your planter, all that’s left is filling it with soil.
Building a planter box is easy.
Building a planter box with bricks is easy! Bricks are an attractive way to build your planter, and they are also very sturdy. You can use them in any shape or size you want, to create the perfect planter box for your plants.
The first step is measuring the area where you want your planter box to go. Then figure out how tall and wide it should be based on what plants you will be using it for (you don’t want them falling out of reach). You’ll need enough depth so that plants have room to grow but not too much depth so that water from rain or watering won’t pool on top of soil instead of soaking into it.
As you can see, the process of constructing a planter box from bricks is really quite simple. It requires some basic knowledge of bricklaying and the tools to go with it, but it’s not overly complicated. This means that you don’t have to be an expert builder in order to make one for yourself, which is great news.