Build cinder block gardens is a sponsored post on behalf of Harvest Organics. All experiences and opinions are my own.
Build Cinder Block Gardens
Grambo loves gardening and always has. She’ll spend hours outside working in the yard. But she’s never really had anyone to share her love with until recently. In Carrigan, Grambo has found a gardening buddy.
Coming up with easy gardening projects they can do together is what led us to build cinder block gardens. There are so many cute cinder block gardening ideas that the possibilities are endless and really affordable too!
Grambo wants to eventually make cinder block garden around the fire pit in our backyard, but they’ve started smaller for now because Carrigan has really wanted to help out!
Cinder Block Garden Beds
The great thing about making cinder block garden beds is that it’s an incredibly flexible project! It’s very easy and you can make it as small as you’d like or as big as you’d like.
We’ve got the large cinder blocks in the backyard but we’ve also got some single blocks that have worked well for adding some interest around our flower beds.
What You Need to Build Cinder Block Gardens
To make cinder block garden beds, you will need cinder blocks, the plants of your choice, and some good potting mix!
We got everything we needed at our local Lowe’s, including Harvest’s Organic Potting Mix!
The blend is designed specifically for potted plants both indoors and outdoors. We find it works well in cinder block garden beds too.
- Cinder blocks (these are so affordable at Lowe’s)
- 1 bag Harvest’s Organic Potting Mix (one bag goes a long way with our cinder block succulent garden)
- Plants (we opted for a variety of succulents because they do well in the full sun we have in our yard but you can do plants that work well for your garden!)
One of our best tips for creating any kind of succulent gardens or planters is to buy a large pot that already has a collection of plants in it. Then you can separate them all and create your own. You’ll get a lot of succulents for your money!
How to Build Cinder Block Gardens
- Arrange your cinder blocks where you would like them.
- Fill each hole 3/4 of the way full with the Organic Potting Mix.
- Arrange your succulents (or plants) and then fill in with additional soil.
You can also top the soil with small rocks or colored rocks to add even more color!
I love how our cinder block gardening ideas have turned out so far! I cannot wait to see what Grambo and Carrigan do when they start their big project around the fire pit!
Grambo enjoyed using the Harvest’s Organic Soil. Harvest makes organic soil from organic waste. That means that it’s better for plants, pets, people and the planet!
When you use Harvest Organics, you will plant with “clean” dirt. This ensures your gardens grow without added chemicals, pesticides, preservatives. We love it because it helps us do our small part in helping reduce landfill waste and improving our planet too!
I have to admit that I had a great time watching Carrigan and Grambo make cinder block garden in our front yard. I just might have to get involved in making the cinder block garden beds in the backyard! I’ll keep you updated!
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