Fast Fix: Outdoors

Create a Mobile Container Garden

Add portable green space to your patio using galvanized metal trash cans and casters.

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Add Filler and Soil

Fill trash can approximately 3/4 full, using empty 2-liter bottles (Image 1). Next, top off the can using potting soil (Image 2).

Add Plants

Place tall plants toward the back of the containers, then fill in center with low, bushy plants. Fill in the edges with flowering and cascading plants.

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