Love Disney? Need to convey some DIY Disney type landscaping to your yard? We’ll present you the right way to construct this Mickey Mouse formed flower mattress planter in your favourite annuals!
Watch the video above to see how one can construct your personal DIY Disney flower mattress (formed like Mickey Mouse) in a weekend!
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DIY Mickey Mouse Formed Flower Mattress Planter
We’re big fans of Disney. And my dad and mom are, too — they actually raised me proper!
To convey a bit of little bit of our happiest place on earth dwelling with us, we constructed this Mickey Mouse planter/flower mattress for my mother.
As a professional landscaper (in a earlier life), I needed to verify this raised flower mattress was going to be sturdy.
This planter is constructed with stone landscaping blocks set on a mattress of concrete footing so it’s stable and going to final for a few years.
Get the detailed planter diagrams and supplies listing in our printable project plans HERE.
Flower Mattress Dimensions
The completed Mickey Mouse flower mattress is 12’-0” tall by 10’-4 ½” huge.
The raised mattress holds roughly 2 cubic yards of soil.
The overall flower mattress floor space (for calculating the quantity of flowers) is 60 sq. ft. We first planted about 90 flowers, then stuffed in with about 90 extra to actually amp up the colour.
How you can Create a Concrete Base for a Stone Flower Mattress
Making your personal planter, whether or not you’re a Disney fanatic or not, is an effective way do your personal landscaping and add curb appeal.
It doesn’t matter what form of flower mattress or raised planter you construct, you should utilize the identical course of we confirmed within the video to offer it a powerful basis.
If you’re comfy working with concrete, you could possibly combine and pour the concrete basis like we did for our fire pit just a few years in the past.
However for this Disney themed raised planter, we used dry quick concrete mix to create a customized formed flower mattress.
Use the dry combine makes it simpler to make the customized spherical form, and saves the stress of working with blended concrete (which we’ve carried out loads of when we poured this entire patio on our own!)
Watch the video to see how we set the blocks utilizing dry concrete. It’s an ideal trick for making a sturdy flower mattress edging of any form or measurement you need!
How you can Construct a Spherical Flower Mattress with Panorama Blocks
Learn extra: How to Create a Dreamy Backyard
Laying panorama blocks is very easy, so that you don’t must be an skilled landscaper — it is a nice newbie do it your self! #remodelaholic
These steps, plus extra diagrams and dimensions, are included within the printable project plans HERE.
- Begin by prepping the world. Use marking spray paint to mark the world, then dig out the grass and degree the soil.
- For a spherical flower mattress, the rebar and cord trick I present within the video actually helps you mark an ideal circle!
- Set up no-dig edging round planter space.
- Lay a base layer of dry quick concrete mix (like we present within the video).
- Lay the primary layer of landscape block on prime of the dry concrete combine.
- Lay the second layer of panorama block on prime of the primary row, staggering the blocks for stability.
- If it’s essential to cut up panorama blocks, watch the video (at about 6:10) to see our straightforward technique utilizing a block chisel!
- When all of the blocks are in the fitting spot, connect the second layer of blocks to the primary utilizing masonry adhesive.
- Fill within the gaps between the blocks with extra dry concrete combine (like proven within the video).
- After permitting the development adhesive a day to set, mist the dry cement combine with a misting spray nozzle till all the combine has been moistened. Enable it to remedy.
- Add your soil and flowers (and plant fertilizer) and anticipate them to develop!
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Suggestions for Planting a Formed Flower Mattress
- If you wish to emphasize the form of your flower mattress (like we did), plant shorter flowers which might be all the identical peak, and group them by shade.
- To essentially make the form of the planter present up and shine, we bordered the planter with white flowers and stuffed the middle with purple.
- A few month after planting, we realized we wanted extra flowers. We added ours in order that they have been spaced about half as shut because the planting suggestion.
- Verify the PH of your soil with a soil test kit earlier than planting so you may match your flowers to your soil and increase the soil as wanted.
- Match your flowers to your solar/shade, too. Our planter is in full solar, so the darkish purple and white polka dot vincas we planted have actually thrived.
- After the summer time annuals have light, you may add mums or other fall plants for fall landscaping.
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