Wheelbarrow planters make a great rustic statement in any garden. Here are some ideas to help you plant a wheelbarrow full of beautiful flowers.
Filling Your Wagon
Unlike other metal planters, a wheelbarrow can be easily moved across your yard, giving you a mobile planter. This is useful if your sunny spot changes a lot. You can wheel your planter to find the proper sun requirements if they change. This also allows you to change the look of your garden if you want to.
There are two wheelbarrow flower planter ideas that you can use. You can fill the cart with compost or mulch and then you automatically have a planter. You could also fill the wheelbarrow with flower pots so that you can switch up the flower or plants as much as you want.
If you decide to plant your flowers directly in the cart, you need to plan carefully. Use a lightweight soil. This will allow for more drainage in the shallow wheelbarrow. Also be sure to cover only the roots to prevent your flower or plants from rotting inside the planter. Since everything planted in your wheelbarrow planter will be receiving the same nourishment, sun, and water you need to make sure that all of the flowers or plants have matching growth requirements. You will also need to plant the taller flowers or plants in the back of the cart to prevent root tangling.
These are just a few ideas about what you can do with a wheelbarrow planter – feel free to come up with some of your own. Imagination is unlimited.