Add a Pop of Color to Your Patio Space

Convert wood logs into beautiful and natural planters, bringing vibrancy and vitality to your patio area.


Supplies needed:

Step 1: 
Cut logs to desired size, but be sure to cut sections long enough to allow room to drill a 4” section for space to place plants.

Step 2:
Drill a hole about 4” wide and 4” deep to create a pocket for an annual plant.

Step 3: 
Optional: Place landscape fabric in the hole to create a barrier between the wood and the soil to help prevent decomposition of the wood.


Step 4: Place an annual in the hole and fill the remaining space with additional soil as needed.

Step 5: 
Display in your outdoor space and enjoy!

If you're looking for more ways to give your patio space a facelift, check out Sara Bendrick's other projects

About the Author - Sara Bendrick

Licensed landscape contractor, author and TV personality, Sara Bendrick is best known for her work as the host of I Hate My Yard where she tackles the tough yards of homeowners and shows them the possibilities that exist for their exterior spaces. Sara shares her passion for improving spaces through landscape design by serving as an expert source of information and tips for STIHL customers and homeowners.