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How to Construct a Homemade Hypertufa Planter

The bigger a pot, the more it costs. Why not make your own inexpensive container, one that can withstand the test of time and the elements? We'll show you how to make your own hypertufa trough, so you can enjoy the look without the cost.

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Place hardware cloth over the mixing container to screen out sticks and other large pieces from the the peat moss. If you desire a more textured look on the outside of the trough, screening is not necessary. Wear gloves when making your trough; the materials are caustic to the skin. To avoid inhaling dust from the dry ingredients, wear mask protection over the mouth and nose. In the mixing container, combine the dry materials — Portland cement, peat moss and sand or perlite.

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