This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot. I am thrilled to be working with The Home Depot this spring to improve our home & garden. #DigIn #ad
Last week I told you about our DIY Herb Garden that we are making as a family! I’m excited to say that we had wonderful weather this past week, & we were able to finish staining our herb garden. Then yesterday we were able to get all of our herbs planted! Yay! Today I’m excited to share how we made our DIY Herb Garden, so that YOU can make one, too! :)
UPDATE: I stained my wood. A few readers expressed concern about this step. If you are worried about the stain leaking into your soil & herbs then simply skip this step or use a non-toxic stain. I did not stain the inside of my boxes so I wasn’t too concerned about it, but that’s just me. ;) This year I’m actually planning on doing a flower garden instead of herbs! I’ll update soon! ;)
The first thing you’ll need to do is gather the supplies. We were able to find everything we needed to build our DIY Herb Garden ~ the building supplies, the herbs, the watering can, liquid fertilizer and potting soil ~ all at The Home Depot. Yay! The Home Depot offers YOU the most innovative home improvement products available which make DIY projects like this even easier than ever before. Plus The Home Depot workers were so helpful, and they helped us find everything we needed. :)
(7) 8 foot cedar boards
1 box Composite Deck Screws II – brown (comes with a drill bit)
1/2 inch Drill Bit
sandpaper & hand sander
Now that we have our supplies ~ are YOU ready for the DIY Herb Garden tutorial? OK here we go! :)
First you’ll cut your 8 foot cedar boards into the following lengths:
(10) 27 inch long boards ~ back & bottom of troughs
(5) 30 inch long boards ~ front of troughs
(10) 4 3/4 inch long boards ~ sides of troughs
(2) 5 foot 6 inch long boards ~ sides of herb garden
*Remember safety first! Always wear ear & eye protection when working with power tools & saws! Annnnd be careful!
After your wood is cut, you’ll assemble each box like this with the wood screws & a drill:
The longer board will hang over on each side. That’s what you want. :) After all of your troughs are finished you can drill some drain holes in the bottom of each trough with 1/2 inch drill bit.
Our finished troughs! We actually have 5 troughs total. One for each kiddo! :) Then I sanded our troughs with some sandpaper.
To see how it was going to work we leaned the two 5 foot 6 inch boards against the side of the house. We sat one trough on the ground to get an idea of where & what angle we would need to attach them.
FYI: Before we sat our boards up we had cut a slight 17 1/2 degree angle with our miter saw on the very bottom of the long boards so that the boards would sit smooth against the ground.
Next we spaced our troughs evenly along one of the long boards making sure they were all angled correctly. You can use a pencil to kind of mark where each trough is in case it moves a little before you can get them screwed down.
Then we screwed each trough to the long board with the wood screws & a drill. Once they were all secured we flipped it over & screwed the other side down.
Boom! It was done! Wahoo! This project took about 2 or 3 hours to complete. Not bad for a Saturday afternoon. ;)
Later I also made some super cute & simple herb garden markers! All I needed was some popsicle sticks, vinyl lettering & paint. Aren’t they cute?? ;)
Then it was time to plant our herbs. :) Remember you can go green this spring with The Home Depot. The Home Depot has the latest organic gardening tools, equipment and supplies. Everything you need to make the perfect herb garden. The Home Depot also has a large selection of raised garden beds, composters, liquid fertilizer, planters, containers and everything you need for your herb garden. You can also find expert tips for growing the herbs in your herb garden.
To keep our herb garden looking great we’ve joined The Garden Club (the world’s largest gardening community)! I would encourage YOU to join, too! The Garden Club will give us advice and reminders in monthly to-do list. It will also help us enjoy our new herb garden even more. We can also find sneak peeks and reviews to help us plan our other garden purchases. I’ve got big plans for our yard, and I can use all the help I can get! :)
I love The Garden Club because I can can share our experiences and successes with other enthusiastic gardeners from around the world. We can also meet other gardeners in our community at in-store lawn and garden workshops. So fun! :)
I also love The Home Depot’s library of how-to videos and project planning tools that helps turn our ideas into reality. They always regularly update their articles to let us know about exciting trends in gardening and landscape design. We will never run out of fresh ideas thanks to The Home Depot! :)
We will keep you updated on our herb garden, and we’ll also let you know about other home improvement projects that we have in the works thanks to The Home Depot. So stay tuned!
You can check out our The Home Depot shopping trip and see how much fun my kiddos had at The Home Depot Kids Workshop! :) Annnnd if you are really brave you can check out our yard before pictures as well. ;)
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot.