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Turn Your Old Gutters Into a Vertical Garden

May 22nd, 2018 | No Comments »

Gutter GardenGetting ready to replace your aging sectional gutters with new seamless gutters? If you enjoy weekend DIY projects and some of those old gutter sections are still in good shape, you may be able to repurpose them as planters for a vertical garden! Gutter gardens take up very little space, and they’re great for growing herbs, lettuce, flowers and more.

Many people choose to fasten their gutter gardens to a fence, but they can also be hung from a freestanding wood frame or even from your porch.

Start by cutting the gutters to an appropriate length for the space you have in mind. Each gutter will serve as one tier of your vertical garden. Next, use gutter end caps to seal both ends of your gutter planters. Once the gutters are sealed with end caps, use a quarter-inch drill bit to drill evenly-spaced drainage holes along the bottom of the gutter.

If you plan on hanging your garden from a frame or porch, you can also drill a pair of extra 1/8-inch holes on either end of the gutters so that they can be suspended with galvanized steel wire. Otherwise, you can simply fasten them to a fence or other vertical structure with gutter hangers.

Once your gutter planters are in place, just fill them with soil and fertilizer, plant your seeds and give them a drink of water. Before you know it, you’ll have a beautiful vertical garden that leaves plenty of room for other plantings in your flowerbeds.

Written by Walt Bell

Walt Bell

Walt Bell is the owner of Bell Seamless Gutters out of New Jersey. He has over 50 years experience in the industry and serves customers of small homes to large buildings.


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