How To Transform An Ugly Water Barrel Into An Attractive Vertical Garden

Installing a water barrel to collect the rainwater from your roof is always a good idea since having an extra supply of water is what every garden needs. While the water tank is entirely practical it can often be rather ugly and spoil the look of the area. If this is your concern then here is the answer; convert the tank into a vertical garden. This step-by-step guide which I found on the Hometalk website shows you what to do.

By transforming your water tank into a vertical garden, you?ll create a stylish feature and gain extra planting space. Here?s how to do it
Water tanks allow you to harvest precious rainwater during the rainy season to use during the drier months. This is great for conserving water, but not so wonderful from an aesthetic point of view. Instead of struggling to find a hiding place for your tank, give it pride of place near a patio or entrance and transform it into a vertical garden. A specially made planting bag can be wrapped around the tank and filled with your choice of plants. This is a great idea for smaller gardens where space is at a premium as it also gives you extra room to grow your favourite plants. Justin Sam from Vertical Landscapes shows you how he transformed this water tank on author Jane Griffiths? patio into a vertical succulent garden, step-by-step.
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WHAT YOU?LL NEED
  • Strong hanging planting bag (this one, made by Geotextiles Africa, is available from Vertical Landscapes)
  • Strong cable ties
  • Planting medium
  • A selection of succulents
    diy vertical garden water tank, home maintenance repairs, ponds water featuresStep 1: Position your planting bag.
    diy vertical garden water tank, home maintenance repairs, ponds water featuresStep 2: Cut the bag to fit around any piping.
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