10 Easy and Quick Steps to Build a Gutter Garden

If you’ve been thinking about starting a garden, but don’t know where to start or what’s required of your space (size limitations), this article has some helpful tips for making sure the process goes smoothly.

It is important that new gardening enthusiasts find out everything there is learn before they get started; including how much effort will be needed on their end time after planting season ends so as not overwhelm themselves with work!

The vertical gutter garden is a fantastic solution to those looking for something new and interesting. Whether you’re an expert gardener, or if your first time growing anything other than herbs in pots on the front porch – this design will create an amazing cultivation space that’s sure to please everyone!


The gutter design provides easy drainage, the vertical framework saves space and because it’s a DIY project you only pay for materials. This can save money when compared to other options that require professional installation or contractors fees!

It is important to measure the dimensions of your home before installing a custom garden. Make sure you check with an architect or designer if there are any discrepancies between what’s on paper and reality because not all fences will match up perfectly!

Make sure and figure out the exact length of fence you plan to cover with your vertical masterpiece. If it’s a long stretch, then build more than one frame rather than an extremely tall one!

Some gardeners may want to use gutter or shorter lengths depending on the height of their fences. Gardeners should also take into account which type and length will work best for them when choosing a spot in order not make any mistakes that could lead an installation failure!

It’s frustrating to have a project take longer than expected because your math was off. Make sure you measure the length of each bracket for support based on what height and width fence it will be installed in order not to run into any problems later!

Follow the direction in this article for a more in-depth look at the process:

Step 1: Create a General Frame

To build the frame you will need to have a top piece, bottom part and four vertical pieces in between.

Step 2: Use Glue on the Ends of the Vertical Pieces

Glue your vertical pieces to the top and bottom. Apply a thin layer of wood glue on both ends of each piece so that they are held securely in place, then let it dry nicely.

Step 3: Use a Kreg Face Clamp to Secure in Place

The Kreg Face Clamp is a great way to make sure your boards are secure when you’re ready for screws.

Step 4: Use a Pocket Hole Jig to Combine the Pieces

The angle of the joint allows for an even stronger support to hold up your gutter garden.

Step 5: Measure and Mark for Points on the Hardboard

Mark the points on your garden frame where you will attach it to a fence. Joints should be appropriate for both design and material types so choose wisely!

Step 6: Build a Natural Slope for the Gutter

Mark off attachment points in the inner two vertical pieces of this framework that create a natural slope. This will give your pots an extra boost for drainage and allow them to sit at their best!

Step 7: Connect the Brackets

Making sure to drill pilot holes first, install the brackets on both inner vertical pieces of your frame.

Step 8: Connect the End Caps of the Gutter

Each gutter length will be capped on both ends. But don’t worry, it’s a snug fit!

Step 9: Drill Two Drainage Holes

When you’re finished with your installation, drill two small holes in the end of each gutter to allow for drainage.

Step 10: Place all Gutters then Connect to the Fence

Snap each length of gutter into the brackets. Make sure that you lower end is pointing away from your yard fence, then use joints on back to hang vertical garden!

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