How to Build a DIY Vertical Garden

Article Posted By: Home Depot Staff

A beautiful DIY vertical garden decorating a small patio

This charming DIY vertical garden is so easy to make, and it will make your patio look beautiful. It’s perfect for a small patio, if you live in an apartment or a condo, but it will dress up a bare corner on any size patio or deck.

Skill Level: Beginner
Time: About 45 minutes to repot your plants; 5 minutes to hang the pots on the trellis
Cost: Less than $70, not including plants of your choice

Tools & Materials:

24-inch x 72-inch trellis
• 8 8-inch resin terra cotta pots
• 16 S-hooks
bag of potting soil
Plants of your choice

Step 1

Lean the trellis against a wall at about a 10- to 15-degree angle.

 A woman leans a trellis against a wall preparing to make a DIY vertical garden

Step 2

Add potting soil to the pots, filling them each about halfway.

A gardener adds potting soil to a resin pot as she makes a DIY vertical garden

Step 3

Transfer your plants to the pots, and fill the edges with additional potting soil. Leave about half an inch of space from the top. Water the plants thoroughly.

A gardener places flowers in a flower pot as she creates a DIY vertical garden

Step 4

Set two S-hooks onto the trellis for each planter as shown. Place each pot onto the S-hooks, with two of the hooks holding each of the pots.

A gardener hangs a flower pot on a DIY vertical garden

Step 5

Enjoy your new DIY vertical garden!

Download the printable instructions for this DIY project and get started! You can also take a look at more DIY projects here on The Home Depot blog.