Add a little whim to your garden by making a DIY birdcage planter. The project is simple and easy!
A birdcage planter can add a unique touch to your garden. Hang it inside the house or outside on a tree, fix it near the door or create a beautiful vista– hanging many of them in a row near the entrance of your garden. You can do a lot of experiments with it.
Things you’ll need
1. A bird cage
2. Potting mix
3. Coco liner
5. Pebbles (optional)
Steps to make a birdcage planter
Step One: If you are using an old bird cage, make sure to clean it thoroughly with a disinfectant. Remove any rust and paint it well with the color that best suits the color scheme of your garden.
Step Two: Reinforce the cage and tighten any screw or nut because it will become heavy once soil and plants are in it.
Step Three: Now line the cage with coco liner or moss. It’s important to line the cage nicely to stop soil from spilling out of the cage.
Or you can place a container of similar size in a birdcage. Putting a container will make the work easy, and your cage won’t rust faster. If you’re placing a container in the cage.
Step Four: Mix slow-release fertilizer and water retaining granules in potting mix and fill it in the 1/4 of the birdcage.
Step Five: As our planter is shallow you’ll need to break the root ball of plants you’re planting, after this clear space in the soil and place your plants gently.
Step Six: Finding a right spot to hang your birdcage planter is important. Fix it where it will become a focal point of your garden, in a less windy spot. If it’s large or shaky, put it on a tabletop or chair.
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