Paving Stone Planter Box is an easy inexpensive solution to a bare boring spot

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Do you have a boring bare spot in your yard that you'd like to do something creative with? This is one of the diy ideas you can consider creating, and it's fairly inexpensive to do. Whenever you're looking to do something in your yard, chances are the costs might be pretty high for any projects. Even some of the do it yourself home projects can be expensive, but not nearly as pricey as hiring someone on to do all of the work for you. There are some ways that you can do diy projects in your yard while staying on a pretty tight budget. One of the best ways to stay on budget is to use recycled or upcycled materials in your diy ideas instead of buying brand new materials. Or, like Ana from Hometalk, find some materials that are on sale to create your do it yourself home projects. Ana found some great paving bricks for a great deal at the home improvement centre in her area, and she thought that they would make the perfect little diy planter. You can make the same or a similar planter in your own yard with similar pavers or you maybe you'll find others that are more affordable or even better yet, free. Ana and her husband were able to get their pavers at $1.00 for five pavers which is a great deal for any diy project. They were able to get 200 of them which is more than enough to build a great planter. They decided to put their pavers to good use by building their own paving stone planter box and to cover up a bare spot in their yard.

If you'd like to try making your own diy paving stone planter box, you can try the diy idea Ana shares on Hometalk, the world's largest diy network and community. You can even become a member so you can share your own diy ideas and do it yourself home projects. The first thing you'll have to do is level the area you want to build the planter on. You should dig into the ground a bit and then smooth out the soil to create a flat and level surface. Use a level to make sure it's flat. You should also lay a paving base down the full length of the box and tamp it down to make it perfectly flat. Once you have a flat area to work with you can start to lay the paving stones. They put their's in a narrow rectangular shape, but you could try out different sizes and shapes too. It would look great with some grey pavers or even some darker pavers depending on the colours of your house. If you're just going with what's the most affordable option, you may not really have much of a choice when it comes to colour, but you could always try painting them.

Once you have the base layer of the pavers down on the ground, you can start to layer them on top of each other overlapping the bricks much like a brick wall. Once you have the wall built to the height you want it to be, then fill it with soil and plant whatever you like in there. You can plant some perennials which will grow back each year, or you can plant something different in them every year. Put some mulch in between the plants so that the weeds don't grow and get out of control. Then decorate with your favourite yard decorations. Try out this easy diy idea and other diy ideas from Hometalk.***

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