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.
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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