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 or 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 or 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.

    • Betzy Cuellar
      September 14, 2018 / 2:10 AM

      A garden can be a stress reliever!

  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 🙂

    • Betzy Cuellar
      September 14, 2018 / 2:10 AM

      Indeed, our baby enjoys been in the patio more then I expected.

  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!

    • Betzy Cuellar
      September 14, 2018 / 2:11 AM

      Succulents are so easy to care for! Start a garden of your own.

  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 / 4:54 AM

    I definitely agree that gardening is very therapeutic. I feel very fortunate to have a great size back yard that allows me to plant a few fruit trees and still able to keep an area to grow vegetables. Growing your food organically is very rewarding.

    • Betzy Cuellar
      September 14, 2018 / 2:12 AM

      In the future, I hope to be able to grow a few vegetables.

  11. 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!

  12. July 11, 2018 / 3:39 PM

    This is such a cute idea! I totally want to try some succulents!

    • Betzy Cuellar
      September 14, 2018 / 2:12 AM

      You should! Succulents are so easy to care for.

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

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

    • Betzy Cuellar
      September 14, 2018 / 2:12 AM

      I need to go in the near future.

  14. 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.

  15. 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! 🙂

  16. July 12, 2018 / 10:28 PM

    your garden looks beautiful. i would certainly follow these tips when trying to grow my own garden.

  17. July 13, 2018 / 2:00 AM

    I have window where I can get this ideas implemented, thanks for the idea of a patio.

    • Betzy Cuellar
      September 14, 2018 / 2:13 AM

      Your welcome! I hope it turned out beautiful.

  18. July 13, 2018 / 4:12 AM

    I was looking for something similar but not able to find. Lucky me I saw your blog. Thanks.

  19. July 13, 2018 / 5:51 PM

    Beautiful!! I am surely gonna try this one out!! Although I live in an apartment, I will figure something out according to space.

    • Betzy Cuellar
      September 14, 2018 / 2:13 AM

      Yes, this idea is ideal for apartments or those with limited space.

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