Just because you don’t have a big backyard doesn’t mean you can’t work that green thumb. Become a patio botanist by making a cinder block planter. Simply lay down the cinder blocks in whatever arrangement you like and start planting. Pro tip: To keep your soil in place, put chicken wire underneath the block before you start planting. Also make sure that if you’re stacking blocks that your plants get good drainage by aligning the block centers.