Atlanta garden design ideas: Creative spring planters

Spring is the perfect time of year to redesign your Atlanta garden or brainstorm a new landscaping project....

Spring is the perfect time of year to redesign your Atlanta garden or brainstorm a new landscaping project. Some creative planters can spruce up any outdoor space and add a whimsical touch to the area. Not sure where to start? Here are a few creative spring planter ideas for your gardening endeavors.

Old tires

Don't know what to do with those old tires lying in the garage or backyard? Turn them into planters by filling them with liners and dirt. Then you can add some seeds or bulbs. You can even paint the tires to complement the theme of your outdoor space. If you're looking for planters to hold plants, such as peppers, cherry tomatoes, herbs and other compact plants, consider using smaller tires from a riding mower, an old toy tractor or wheels from a small trailer instead. You can set these tires up around a wall or create suspended planters with some wire.

Wading pools

Talk to a landscaper about turning plastic wading pools into a planter for your garden. The plastic from the pool is easy to pierce for drainage holes and you can set it up virtually anywhere that needs a little freshening up this spring. Plastic wading pools are shallow enough for smaller plants, herbs or flowers with shallow root systems. Smaller wading pools can help create a contained environment for plants that tend to grow rapidly and spread quickly, such as mint and certain types of herbs.


This is one of the easiest materials for making spring planters. It could be a simple way to create a small fort full of flowers or some other unique sculptures for your outdoor space. You can use cinderblocks to plant edible flowers or vegetables for a home garden, or use them to create a wall of seasonal flowers. Think of some different ways to set up the blocks and create an eye-catching focal point in your outdoor space.

Adding some creative planters to the landscaping can be a great way to freshen up your outdoor space this spring. Consider using unique materials and containers as planters as an alternative to terra cotta pots. You can also work with some reputable landscaping professionals in Atlanta to draft blueprints for your garden, or turn to some landscaping specialists for advice on planting and maintaining a beautiful garden this season.

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