How to Create a Small Beautiful Patio Garden on a Budget

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How to do a Small Beautiful Patio Garden on a Budget

In all honesty, pregnancy has changed the person I am completely. The things I find interest in now are completely out of my personality to say the least. For example, the new pastime I have started up is pot gardening. With that being said, expect to see more gardening content in the future. Gardening is a common practice within the family. Therefore, I was able to receive advice in how to start a small pot garden on a budget.

How to do a Small Beautiful Patio Garden on a Budget

While, browsing through Walmart I came across the Glad Advanced Protection trash bags and instantly knew I had to pick them up. After all, if Glad Advanced Protection trash bags can handle the “Torture Test” of gardening, it can handle one’s everyday trash. In all honesty, gardening has become relaxing however; the clean-up can be a torture test. One thing I learned seeing my family garden throughout the years is that trash builds up easily when planting, transferring, and maintaining a garden. With that being said, I opted to start up a pot garden as it is much easier to maintain and ideal for small designated areas.

How to do a Small Beautiful Patio Garden on a Budget

Things You’ll Need to Start a Small Pot Garden

  • Pots and/or Planters – In all honesty, starting a pot garden can easily add up due to the cost of pots and planters. Therefore, I recommended starting out with the classic terra cotta pots as they can easily be personalized.
  • Plant Stand (Optional) – In the before photo you can see I had all the pots and planters on the ground. In reality, I did not want to purchase a plant stand until I knew I could maintain a pot garden. As a result, I recommend starting out with couple of pots to test out gardening.
  • Flowers, Succulents, Herbs – To say the least, the options on what to pot plant are endless. For example, there is a wide variety of flowers, succulents, roses, herbs, trees, ect. Walmart frequently has roll backs on their plants and is a great place to purchase when starting out.
  • All Purpose Garden Soil – Unfortunately, pot planting requires all purpose garden soil to be purchased. I recommend purchasing a small bag to test out first.
  • All Purpose Plant Food – Since, all purpose garden soil is typically used in pot planting the need for all purpose plant food is a necessity. Again, purchasing a small batch is ideal to test out first.

How to do a Small Beautiful Patio Garden on a Budget

In my opinion, gardening is therapeutic to the soul. Being able to pot plant a garden, nourish it, to then see it thrive is rewarding. Thankfully, Glad Advanced Protection trash bags can handle any gardening mess without making a further mess. Also, the leak guard is beneficial because no further messes will be made during clean up. Now, I am patiently waiting for Baby C to be here to enjoy the pot garden in the patio together. Indeed, she was the motivation to starting a pot garden in the patio. In the future, I want her to be able to enjoy being in the patio and seeing the flowers, succulents, and herbs. Also, the pot garden gives any apartment a home feel that is ideal for families.

How to do a Small Beautiful Patio Garden on a Budget
How to do a Small Beautiful Patio Garden on a Budget

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  1. July 10, 2018 / 12:43 AM

    Hey! Very well written. Thanks for sharing these information. Can be helpful t many people

  2. Sudipta Dev Chakraborti
    July 10, 2018 / 5:03 AM

    I would love to start a small pot garden, like yours. Nice photographs. Thanks for the helpful tips.

  3. Shana b
    July 10, 2018 / 6:02 AM

    I agree, gardening is very cathartic. Thanks for these great ideas to create a garden. 

  4. amy
    July 10, 2018 / 10:05 AM

    Your little container garden is so cute! What a lovely addition to a back patio! I’m sure your little one will eventually enjoy being out there with you too 🙂

  5. July 10, 2018 / 12:18 PM

    I love how this turned out. I really need to do something with my backyard. I wish I could grow stuff, but I tend to kill plants.

  6. July 10, 2018 / 1:11 PM

    Ahh what great ideas. Flowers are a great way to put a smile on ones face.

  7. July 10, 2018 / 1:21 PM

    im crazy about succulent and i actually have the same one as yours! having a small garden i personally find uplifting to the environment!

  8. July 10, 2018 / 4:33 PM

    wow! you totally nailed it! I really wish to have some plants around my place but unfortunately the weather here doesn’t allow me to..
    anyways, thanks a lot for sharing. xoxo

  9. Emma Riley
    July 11, 2018 / 1:31 AM

    Wow, that is such a beautiful garden and you really nailed it! I think I need to start to make my own small garden and it looks like a good stress reliever if you are doing this thing.

  10. July 11, 2018 / 1:06 PM

    What a cute idea! I have always wanted to do something like this. Now I know how to get it started, thanks for sharing!

  11. Rosey
    July 11, 2018 / 4:56 PM

    Walmart does have great prices on flowers and plants. I take advantage of the roll backs too.

  12. July 12, 2018 / 5:35 AM

    Oh I love the tier shelve idea for keeping the plants organized. My mom loves gardening so definitely telling her on the all purpose food.

  13. July 12, 2018 / 6:54 AM

    What a lovely post! This garden looks beautiful. I can’t wait to redecorate my garden, I never knew garden could look “outdated.” Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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