You’d be forgiven for thinking that a beautiful and lush garden requires an enormous amount of time and resources. I’ve certainly always thought so. However, after doing a little digging, I’ve realised it doesn’t always have to be that difficult.
The truth of the matter is that an old, tired pallet can serve as the ideal place to ensure fruit and vegetables flourish like never before. And the best part of it? Experienced gardeners and newbie beginners can enjoy equal amounts of success with very little effort.
The hack below, as demonstrated by Lovely Greens, teaches you how to quickly and easily build a flower bed for strawberries, vegetables and whatever else you might be inclined to grow. By all means, pass this information onto your friends who enjoy getting their hands dirty in the garden. They’ll thank you for it later!
Start by dragging your pallet onto your lawn. Saw the pallet into three equal parts, with the same number of boards left in each segment.
Take your 3 parts and carefully remove the “stumps” – or little slats – from the back. Don’t break them or saw them, because you’ll need them later on. Instead, pry them off gently.
Next, pull the center blocks off and place them to one side for use later on. Hammer in any nails that may be protruding.
Any pieces that you’ve already removed will be needed later, so put them to one side. The blocks from the center piece will become the ‘feet’ of your flower bed, while the stumps from Step 2 will be your ends.
Now it’s time to assemble your flower bed. The middle third will act as the bottom and the other two segments will serve as the sides.
Take the stumps from earlier and use them to fill in the sides at either end.
Last but not least, the flower bed’s legs should be put in place (the center blocks from earlier).
Fill your new flower bed however you wish … and your done, as simple as that. Who would have thought this was once an ordinary, old pallet?
In the video below, which has been watched some 2 million times on YouTube, you can watch as the Lovely Greens talks you through the motions:
Brilliant, or what? Feel free to share this hack with everyone you know on Facebook, so that they can put it to good use in their own garden!