Vertical garden with gutters and plumbing pipes: a quick and practical DIY to build a roof garden by recycling old gutters and plumbing pipes.
Therecyclingcreative it allows us to give new life to objects that have now reached the end of their cycle, making a small profit. In this context, the disused objects to be recovered are old gutters and hydraulic pipes, while the gain obtained will be the object created: a hanging garden.
Vertical garden with plumbing pipes
What does it take to make a DIY hanging garden with recycled material? The materials to be recovered include hydraulic derivation pipes with a diameter sufficient to accommodate plants, even better if pipes with a 45 ° connection. You will need other materials such as:
- water-based enamel for exteriors
- flat tip brush
- fixative fat
- very tight mesh garden wire mesh
- electrician cable ties
For this work bycreative recyclingit would be better to start with hydraulic branch pipes connected at 45 °. These pipes can be fitted together and, being all equipped with a fitting, they can easily accommodate plants. If you have classic plastic pipes, cut them in half and follow the instructions given in the case of the gutter. The hydraulic hose with 45 ° fitting is shown in the photo below.
First, paint the 45 ° fitting tube in the color of your choice and let the paint dry.
Fit the tubes together but before stacking them, sprinkle the internal gasket with grease in order to better secure the tubes.
Stack all the tubes on top of each other in order to create the column that will form the basis of yours DIY vertical garden. Place the fitting in the most suitable position to keep the column stable.
At this point, cut a section of the fine mesh wire mesh, wrap it around itself, and insert it into the main tube of your column. The net will be used to block the soil that you will add to the various fittings.
Now add the soil in each fitting and also in the top hole. The soil will not escape life because you have previously inserted the metal mesh. In each fitting, insert the flowering plants to grow into yours roof garden.
With electrician cable ties, anchor yours DIY vertical garden to the balcony railing or other supports.
If the plumbing pipes are closed, you can section them horizontally in order to obtain two concave halves to use as gutters, or, alternatively, you can drill them and use them as shown in the image above.
Vertical garden with gutters
Making avertical gardenwith therecyclingof theguttersit's much simpler. The gutters are to be fixed to the external wall of the house or to the garden wall.
Once anchored to the wall, the gutters can be filled with soil but only halfway, without reaching the edge. Add a layer of fertile topsoil or mature organic matter to the universal potting soil and finally level with additional universal potting soil.
At this point you can decide to start a cultivation ofroof gardenwith flowering plants or vegetables. You can plant already developed seedlings or start from seed. When choosing cultivars always keep in mind the size of the adult plant.
Avertical gardenmade withguttersit can be useful for growing succulents or other slow-growing ornamental plants.
In case ofvertical vegetable gardenwithpvc eaves(done with the classic gutters) you can grow a large number of aromatic herbs as well as various cutting vegetables.
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