How To Design Backyard Guttering If You Have A Garden

A rain gutter is designed to hold plants and decorate a fence, wall, or porch railing. Gutters are also perfect as an alternative to pots for cultivating plants, allowing you to grow different herbs, shallow roots, flowers, and greens. With creativity and resourcefulness, you can design and install a gutter garden in your free space.

So, how do you design backyard guttering if you have a garden?

Make A Fence Rainwater Gutter Garden

One of the excellent ways to build a garden gutter is to use rainwater guttering. Rain gutters are made of different materials, and they are all durable. It’s crucial to take measurements before designing your garden guttering.

Building more than one framework instead of having an extremely long framework is highly recommended if you’ve got a long fence stretch. Some gardeners prefer to use long gutter lengths, while others want shorter ones. Because the heights of fences differ, you should be able to determine precise dimensions regardless of where you want to install your vertical garden.

It is important to note that you can use rainwater to water your plants by designing your gutter in a way that it collects water in a receptacle or directly drains to your plants.

Here’s how to design and install vertical garden guttering:

  • Build the basic frame: Make sure to have top, bottom, and four vertical pieces in between them.
  • Apply glue: In both ends, apply wood glue to ensure that the gutter pieces are securely held in place.
  • Use the necessary tools: Using a Kreg face clamp or pocket hole jig is a good idea to preset holes and hold each gutter for a more stable support framework to your gutter garden.
  • Measure and mark: Take measurements and mark the garden frame points where you can attach the hardboard. By doing so, you can attach a joint that is appropriate for your fence garden design.
  • Create a natural angle or slope for the gutter: It’s now time to mark attachment points in the two vertical pieces to create a natural angle or slope (should have a zigzag structure for natural drainage).
  • Attach the brackets: At the marked points of the frame of the vertical pieces, drill pilot holes and, then, attach the brackets.
  • Work on the end of the gutter: Attach the gutter caps on both ends and drill two holes to create drainage, and, then, attach your DIY vertical gutter garden to the fence.

Make A Hanging Garden Gutter

Gutter gardens enable you to use vertical spaces to grow plants, greens, flowers, and edibles. Designing and installing gutter gardens is the best way to go if you want to create a privacy screen or stylish space divider without breaking your bank.

Here’s how to make a hanging garden gutter:

  • Prepare the tools and materials: The materials you need include one eight-foot PVC white rain gutter, six PVC white gutter end caps, and two 1/8-inch diameter steel cables. Also, you need six Feeney cross clamps, six 1/8-inch (diameter) Feeney steel rods, and two galvanized eye hooks. The tools you need to make a hanging gutter garden include a cordless drill, hand saw, tape measure, level eye protection, and permanent marker.
  • Steps: Locate the middle of the gutters. Draw a reference line to ensure that your gutter will hang right. Mark and drill the holes a few sizes larger for the steel cable rods to get good plant drainage. The holes should have the same distance for the steel cable to hang straight down. Next, slide the gutters through the drilled holes. Secure the gutter with cross clamps and, then, half circle steel rods. Fill it with organic soil and plant shallow-rooted plants in your gutter garden.
A wall garden of succulent plants.

Make A DIY Gutter Garden On The Wall

The steps to making a DIY gutter garden on the wall are pretty much the same as making a rainwater gutter garden on a fence, except that it’s attached to the wall. You can use hooks or screws to attach your gutter garden to the wall.

Check out the benefits of installing a gutter garden on the wall:

  • Save garden space and save money as you won’t have to buy individual plant pots.
  • Enjoy your gardening as a hobby for your overall wellness.
  • Decorate your exterior wall to make it stylish and functional.
  • Improve your home’s curb appeal.
  • Plant and reap different types of plants.

Conclusion

Designing a gutter garden allows you to maximize your yard’s vertical space. It can make your outdoor living space a beautiful haven where you can pick fresh flowers, veggies, and herbs. With creativity and by choosing the right gutter material, you can develop unique gutter garden ideas, like a hanging gutter garden or a vertical rainwater gutter garden installed in a fence.

A rain gutter is designed to hold plants and decorate a fence, wall, or porch railing. Gutters are
also perfect as an alternative to pots for cultivating plants, allowing you to grow different herbs,
shallow roots, flowers, and greens. With creativity and resourcefulness, you can design and
install a gutter garden in your free space.
So, how do you design backyard guttering if you have a garden?

Make A Fence Rainwater Gutter Garden


One of the excellent ways to build a garden gutter is to use rainwater guttering. Rain gutters are
made of different materials, and they are all durable. It’s crucial to take measurements before
designing your garden guttering.
Building more than one framework instead of having an extremely long framework is highly
recommended if you’ve got a long fence stretch. Some gardeners prefer to use long gutter
lengths, while others want shorter ones. Because the heights of fences differ, you should be able
to determine precise dimensions regardless of where you want to install your vertical garden.
It is important to note that you can use rainwater to water your plants by designing your gutter in
a way that it collects water in a receptacle or directly drains to your plants.
Here’s how to design and install vertical garden guttering:
 Build the basic frame: Make sure to have top, bottom, and four vertical pieces in
between them.
 Apply glue: In both ends, apply wood glue to ensure that the gutter pieces are securely
held in place.
 Use the necessary tools: Using a Kreg face clamp or pocket hole jig is a good idea to
preset holes and hold each gutter for a more stable support framework to your gutter
garden.
 Measure and mark: Take measurements and mark the garden frame points where you
can attach the hardboard. By doing so, you can attach a joint that is appropriate for your
fence garden design.
 Create a natural angle or slope for the gutter: It’s now time to mark attachment points
in the two vertical pieces to create a natural angle or slope (should have a zigzag structure
for natural drainage).
 Attach the brackets: At the marked points of the frame of the vertical pieces, drill pilot
holes and, then, attach the brackets.
 Work on the end of the gutter: Attach the gutter caps on both ends and drill two holes
to create drainage, and, then, attach your DIY vertical gutter garden to the fence.

Make A Hanging Garden Gutter


Gutter gardens enable you to use vertical spaces to grow plants, greens, flowers, and edibles.
Designing and installing gutter gardens is the best way to go if you want to create a privacy
screen or stylish space divider without breaking your bank.
Here’s how to make a hanging garden gutter:
 Prepare the tools and materials: The materials you need include one eight-foot PVC
white rain gutter, six PVC white gutter end caps, and two 1/8-inch diameter steel cables.
Also, you need six Feeney cross clamps, six 1/8-inch (diameter) Feeney steel rods, and
two galvanized eye hooks. The tools you need to make a hanging gutter garden include a
cordless drill, hand saw, tape measure, level eye protection, and permanent marker.
 Steps: Locate the middle of the gutters. Draw a reference line to ensure that your gutter
will hang right. Mark and drill the holes a few sizes larger for the steel cable rods to get
good plant drainage. The holes should have the same distance for the steel cable to hang
straight down. Next, slide the gutters through the drilled holes. Secure the gutter with
cross clamps and, then, half circle steel rods. Fill it with organic soil and plant shallow-
rooted plants in your gutter garden.

A wall garden of succulent plants.

Make A DIY Gutter Garden On The Wall


The steps to making a DIY gutter garden on the wall are pretty much the same as making a
rainwater gutter garden on a fence, except that it’s attached to the wall. You can use hooks or
screws to attach your gutter garden to the wall.
Check out the benefits of installing a gutter garden on the wall:
 Save garden space and save money as you won’t have to buy individual plant pots.
 Enjoy your gardening as a hobby for your overall wellness.
 Decorate your exterior wall to make it stylish and functional.
 Improve your home’s curb appeal.
 Plant and reap different types of plants.

Conclusion


Designing a gutter garden allows you to maximize your yard’s vertical space. It can make your
outdoor living space a beautiful haven where you can pick fresh flowers, veggies, and herbs.
With creativity and by choosing the right gutter material, you can develop unique gutter garden
ideas, like a hanging gutter garden or a vertical rainwater gutter garden installed in a fence.

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