The Rain Gutters-A Surprisingly Diverse Garden Decoration

comments (15) September 23rd, 2014

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You don't need to spend thousands on keeping your garden looking spectacular. Contrary to popular belief, not all decoration options cost a small fortune and you can achieve a lot with little effort and attention to details. The rain gutters are frequently overlooked when it comes to showcasing your home's beauty, especially when your house is overrun with ivy or any other creeper vine.

The key to an immaculate garden look is making the person believe you're in control. If you have walls overrun with ivy, the best gardening and decoration suggestion is to hire a company which offers ivy removal services. You need bare walls so the attention falls on the garden itself, rather than have all your effort be swallowed together.

If you have a darker wall cover, then you can utilize the rain gutter for a pop of colour. You can easily repaint existing gutters with a bright colour that ties in with the current look of your garden. One of the safest choices is white, because it's bright and neutral, but if you have a specific colour scheme in your garden, then select a colour that's within the same palette, if not the same exact colour. You can go crazy and choose patterns and graphics that add playfulness – a great choice if you have young children.

However, gutters don't necessarily need to be functional to be present in your decoration. Take your gardening to a whole new dimension and level with gutters as planters. Given how many lengths, materials and colons are available at the moment you can create planters that are authentic and rustic or opt for modern and slick.

You can repurpose your old gutters you have recently changed – the slightly used look is superb especially when you have a battered old metal rain gutter on sight. Of course, for low-budget material choices you can buy PVC or a variety of plastic gutters in darker colours, although you can easily paint the PVC white if it's a bit too bright for your taste.

Perfect for seasonal flowers, strawberries and herbs, gutter gardens find multiple forms so you can make the most of your space. Do you have sturdy white picket fences? PVC rain gutters filled with soil and attached at the top add some greenery and colour when your flowers bloom. If you have a porch, then you can use chains and create hanging gardens with varying tiers for green curtains that not only provide produce, but accentuate your home. As a double tip, if you're left with any of the ivy vines, then you can wrap a few short vines around the chains for more detail, but make sure you trim them if you don't want for the ivy to overtake the gutters.

Given the varying lengths available, the lightweight materials and how easy it is to cut and shape them as you like, you can construct shelve gardens, a gutter tree or even aquaponics – the self-watering gutter system for thirsty plants. All of these options are available at little to no costs, depending on how many of the materials and tools you already have in your home. At the same time, you need only a weekend to complete even one project at a relaxed pace.


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Comments (15)

Maintenance Merlin writes: Guttering Planters fantastic idea, if only there was a demand for this in London Guttering repairs and cleaning
Posted: 6:03 pm on June 20th
CleaningDulwich writes: I love when i see creative tinking good work!
Posted: 5:04 am on June 27th
JaninaMcCullough writes: I saw this near my grandparents house at Maidstone
Posted: 8:22 am on June 26th
APadmore writes: Amazing idea for me is photo number 3. It is so beautiful!
Posted: 10:07 am on June 25th
BeckyCain writes: I find it fascinating and PVC has long lifetime so it's perfect!
Posted: 9:08 am on May 11th
MirandaShaw writes: Really surprised way to use an old PVC and make such a fantastic tool. Many greetings!
With a little bit of imagination everything is possible.
Posted: 8:29 am on May 11th
TeriSchwartz writes: I experiment with two or more colours :)
Posted: 8:48 am on May 1st
FantasticCleaners writes: This is an amazing idea! And its easy to clean with just ordenery products amazing!
Posted: 6:50 am on December 16th
AbyB writes: Lovely ideas, Joanne. A nice DIY garden project is also painted tire as a pot.
Posted: 7:56 am on November 25th
janeandersen writes: Thank you for your article!
I will paint my pots in fresh colours as soon as I can :)
Posted: 4:12 am on November 25th
meganbarker writes: Joanne, you inspired me! I can't wait until next spring!
Posted: 3:39 am on November 25th
JamesDeskins writes: I wish i had a balcony to do this sounds like its going to look amazing after the plants grow out a bit what a shame :c
Posted: 9:39 am on November 24th
BillyBartol writes: I've actualy seen this done on purpous and it comes out with fantastic results! You can just put in some seeds in there with some dirt and you make anything grow in gutters well atleast in one that are not beeing used :)
Posted: 10:08 am on November 20th
oliversmith writes: Unfortunately I don't have balcony but thank you for shearing this great idea, Joanne!
Posted: 3:53 am on November 19th
SamFaulkner writes: This is aamazing idea for my balcony! I love DIY projects, this will be deffinately one of mines, thanks!
Posted: 8:48 am on November 13th
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