Measure and mark three 30-inch sections from the 10-foot gutter and two 10-foot sections from the rope.
• Cut three 30-inch sections from the 10-foot gutter using the jig saw.
• Cut two 10-foot sections from the rope using heavy-duty scissors or a box cutter.
• See Cut Diagram for reference.
• If changing the color of the gutters, use an exterior spray paint that will adhere to plastic if the planter will be outside.
• Paint all gutter pieces and allow to fully dry prior to assembly.
• Turn all gutters upside down.
• Measure and mark 3 inches in from the short side and ½ inch in from the long side on all 4 corners of all three gutter sections.
• Turn all gutters right side up.
• Measure and mark 3 inches in from the short side and ½ inch from the long side on all 4 corners of all three gutter sections.
• You should now have two marks on each side of all three gutter sections.
• Using a 3/8-inch drill bit, drill holes where the marks were made.
• There should be four holes in the bottom and two holes on both of the top, outer sides of all three gutter sections.
Tip: Depending on the type of plants used, you may need to drill several very small drainage holes on the bottom of the gutter section to allow drainage.
• Tie a knot at one end of the 10-foot rope.
• Thread the unknotted end of the rope through one of the holes in the bottom of the left gutter section and then out the hole in the side.
• Repeat threading up through the bottom hole and out through the side hole on the next two left gutter sections.
• Measure 12 inches of slack and tie a knot between the second and third sections.
• Once all three gutter sections have been threaded, loop the rope and thread it back down the inside hole of the left gutter.
• Once the rope has been threaded down through the last remaining bottom hole of the third gutter section, be sure to make a final knot and cut any excess rope.
• Repeat these steps for right side of the gutter with the other 10-foot rope.
Tip: Wrapping the end of the rope with tape makes threading easier.
Place all end caps on both ends of the three gutter sections.
• Secure plant hooks into a beam or support where you intend to hang your garden.
• Loop the two S-hooks on each side of the top ropes and hook the S-hooks to the installed plant hooks.
• Once hanging, loosen and adjust the knots beneath each gutter section until they hang level.