Do you have an old wheelbarrow and don’t know what to do with it? If so, we suggest you give it a makeover , and turn it into a planter. It’s very easy, and very fun.
Follow this step by step and you will discover how to recycle a wheelbarrow .
I really like dimorphotheques, but the problem I have is that the climate we have here favors them too much, making them grow… and grow… and end up invading everything. So I thought I’d give it a try, but on the wheelbarrow my father used in the past and which has deteriorated over the years.
What material do we need?
As always , it is much better to prepare all the material that we are going to use so that the task is much more enjoyable. In this case, it is:
- White paint, and other colors that we like (I have used wall paint, but spray paint is also valid)
- watering can with water
- Substrate: consult our guide to know which one to use according to the plant you choose
Step by Step
Now that we have everything, let’s get started.
Step One – Removing Concrete Remnants
With the help of the hammer, we will hit it wherever there is concrete. Once finished, with the added help of the escarpment, we will make some holes that will serve to drain the water. Depending on the dimensions you have, a minimum of 8 small holes will be necessary.
You may have to hit both sides of the inside of the wheelbarrow to get the hole. But with patience and firmness, you will succeed.
Second step – Paint
This is the most entertaining task, and the most relaxing too. With the brush, we give it a first coat of white paint .
First a part…
…and then the other.
Now, we let it dry in the sun for half an hour, and then we color it .
It’s not looking bad, right?
Step Three – Plant the Plants
Our wheelbarrow is painted, but… empty! It’s time to put plants. In this case, some dimorfotecas.
We take them out of the garden.
We plant them as if it were a normal pot transplant, and give it a good watering .
(OPTIONAL) Fourth step – Protect the truck
If you have jumping dogs like me 🙂 , you may need to protect the wheelbarrow , at least until the plants fill it up.
If so, the use of wire mesh is highly recommended, with which it is completely wrapped .
And ready. Now you have a new wheelbarrow that looks great in your garden.
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What did you think?