Create a Pallet Garden at Your Tandem Apartment
Living in a Tandem apartment in Davis doesn’t mean your green thumb has to go into hibernation. Even the smallest spaces with the tiniest of budgets can be made more beautiful with a little effort and resourcefulness.
Find a Pallet
The first thing you need to do is–obviously–find a pallet. I’ve had good luck finding them in dumpsters behind supermarkets. No need to be squeamish. It doesn’t smell. At least, it doesn’t smell that bad. Don’t just take the first pallet you find. You’re looking for one with all the boards in good condition, no nails sticking out, no rotting, etc. If you intend to put edibles in your pallet, be sure to find one that was heat treated as opposed to fumigated with pesticides.
Collect Your Supplies
For this project, you’ll need the pallet you found, 2 large bags of potting soil, 16 six packs of annual flowers (one six pack per opening on the face of the pallet, and two six packs per opening on the top of the completed pallet garden), a small roll of landscape fabric, a staple gun, staples, and sand paper.
For more tips on how to made a pallet into a garden, please visit this link at lifeonthebalcony.com.