disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.
If you’ve ever wanted to become fluent in teenager-speak….
….I have a new vocabulary word for you.
It’s super versatile and can be used as a noun, an adverb, an adjective and an interjection (and sometimes more than one in the same sentence.
Legit as a noun: That vertical succulent garden you built is legit.
Legit as an adverb: You are legit planting succulents on the wall?
Legit as an adjective: Are you serious? That is one legit succulent garden.
Legit as an interjection: You built a garden on the wall where you planted succulents? LEGIT!
And sometimes all of the above: Legit? You planted that legit succulent garden? Really? You are legit DIY’ing and that is legit.
Want to plant your own?
Here’s a few legit directions:
How to Plant a Vertical Succulent Garden
(1) 1” x 4” x 96” common board
(1) 2’ x 4’ x 15/32” plywood
(1pk) #208 x 1-3/8 in. Stainless-Steel Screw Eye (2-Piece)
(1) Roll of 1 in. x 2 ft. x 10 ft. Poultry Netting
(1) Roll of 3 ft. x 50 ft. Polyethylene Weed Barrier Landscape Fabric
(1) Box of heavy duty staples
(1) Box of 1-1/4” 18-gauge brad nails
(1pk) #8 x 1-1/2 in. Phillips Flat-Head Wood Screws (8 per Pack)
(1) 0.75 cu. ft. All Purpose Garden Soil
(optional) Paint or stain
Step 1: Measure and mark cuts
Using the measuring tape, measure and mark cuts with a pencil according to the cut list. You will have
marked (2) 24” segments and (2) 12” segments on the 1” x 4” x 96” common board, and (1) 25-1/2” x 12”
rectangle on the 2’ x 4’ x 15/32” plywood.
Step 2: Make cuts
Use a circular saw to make the marked cuts on the 1” x 4” x 96” common board and to cut the marked
rectangle from the plywood.
TIP: Use sanding block to smooth any rough edges.
Step 3: Paint or stain and finish (optional)
Paint or stain all cut pieces and crates prior to assembly.
Step 4: Build the frame
Place the top and bottom 24” boards horizontal, parallel, and standing on their 1” ends. Align the two 12”
side segments so that one is on each left and right side of the 24” segments and forms the shape of a
frame. Using the drill and 1/8” Drill Bit, pre-drill two holes per corner from the outside of the 12” side
segments into the ends of the 24” top and bottom segments. Use two wood screws per corner to attach
the 12” side segments to the 12” top/bottom segments.
Step 5: Attach chicken wire, landscaping cloth and fill with soil
Roll out chicken wire and using a heavy-duty stapler, staple one end of the chicken wire inside of the frame
along the 24” top. Press wire so that it is flush and taut to the opening of the frame and secure with staples
along the inside of the 24” bottom. Use a pair of wire snips to cut the excess chicken wire once secured to
both top and bottom.
Repeat with the landscaping cloth so that it is secured with staples beneath the chicken wire on the frame.
Trim excess cloth with scissors.
With the wire side facing down, fill the frame with soil.
Step 6: Attach plywood back
Place the 25-1/2” x 12” rectangle plywood on top of the frame filled with soil and attach to all sides of the
frame using and 18-gauge brad nailer and brad nails.
Step 7: Attach eye hooks
Stand box on 24” bottom and using the 1/8” drill bit, pre drill centered holes 2” from the left and right ends
through the top of the frame for the eye hooks. Screw in eye hooks for hanging.
Step 8: Create holes for plants
Lay box flat on its plywood back. Using scissors or a knife, cut or punch a small hole in the landscaping
fabric beneath the chicken wire holes. Insert plants through the chicken wire hole and into the soil beneath
the landscaping fabric.
TIP: If needed, use your fingers to expand the hole in the fabric in order to get a plant’s roots inserted
beneath the landscaping fabric and into the soil below
Want to make one yourself?
Where: Your local Home Depot
When: Thursday, April 20
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
This class and this project are a part of the DIH (Do-It-Herself
) series. Home Depot has the best classes–all about encouraging women to create and learn and figure out how to use a power tool. I’m so proud to be part of the initiative to empower women. You can follow along online, but I also sign up for classes at your local Home Depot
. You can learn more about the classes here
and take a survey about your experience here.
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