How to Make a Planter with Pavers
Make your own planter with pavers -- it's a fun (and easy) weekend project that's also relatively inexpensive. Working with pavers allows you to match the hardscaping already used in your yard to create a more cohesive, professional look. And because pavers come in different sizes; add variety to your containers by making several!
(5) Concrete pavers (or pieces of cut flagstone)
(1) Tube of landscaping or construction adhesive
Arrange four of the pavers to create the outline of a square; the end of each
Run a thick line of the landscaping adhesive along the edge of each
Once the adhesive dries and cures (typically it takes about 24 hours, but read the directions on the product packaging), apply the adhesive along the inside top edge of each
Once the adhesive has cured and dried, turn your planter upside down and fill with potting mix (don't use garden soil). After that, you're ready to plant!
Tip: You may need to apply new adhesive every year or two, depending on the quality of the adhesive, your climate, and other conditions.
Plants for Paver Planters
You can use just about any of your favorite annual plant varieties in these planters. Because stone can get warm in
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