Steps to Install Your Vertical Hanging Garden
We are going to take
you through the steps to successfully install your %LINK% vertical hanging garden
from Flower Street Urban Gardens.
You can read along
here in our directions. We also recommend that you follow along in the video
clip below for visual clues you might need. If you’ve already purchased a vertical hanging
garden from us, the parts that you have received will
- the mounting brackets
- the number of wooden tiers
- BPA-free food-grade
- end caps
- All the hardware, including
screws and bit for end caps, Drip irrigation kit, and stakes
The only tool you’ll
need to set up a hanging garden is a tape measure and a drill driver.
The brackets must be
anchored to something structural such as block or brick; with the anchors
provided, you will need a 5/16 masonry drill bit. If your garden is installed
on a wood frame structure, it may be necessary to install 2 or more ledger
boards. Now let’s get started on installing your vertical hanging garden.
Step 1- Measuring Out
First, find the center
of the wall where you’re going to mount the brackets. The center is where you
place the first bracket. Now, if you’re installing a 6-ft. unit, then measure
28 inches from that center bracket on each side to hang the other two brackets.
If you’re installing a 5-ft. unit, then measure 24 inches from the center
bracket. If you have a 4ft garden, there will only be 2 brackets spaced
For a bolt-on unit,
you will do the same measuring as above using the level to ensure all the
brackets are level and each bracket is vertical. This also ensures that it is
fastened into something structural that will accommodate the weight.
Step 2 – Sliding in
The first board to be
installed is the one with the drainage diverter; slide those boards inside the
brackets. These boards stand upright and will allow the garden to drain.
Take your tape measure
and measure the overhang on each side and make sure the sides are even with the
2 outside brackets.
Step 3 – Placing the
Next, place the narrow
boards in, with the notched side down. There will be one for each tier. These
will rest on an angle on the face side of the tier. Stack two wide boards on
top of the narrow board. Repeat this step for the remaining tiers.
Step 4 – Insert the
At this stage, the
only boards that remain will equal the number of tiers you purchased for your
kit. If you purchased the 4-tier unit, you would have four boards left. If you
purchased the 3-tier unit, you would have three boards left. These will go on
the top of the bottom backboards with the drainage sheets.
Step 5 – Wedge in the
The next step is to
wedge in the end caps. To do this, you will pull up on the face boards while
firmly pushing down on the end caps. Now you will install the screw provided.
One screw per board, taking caution to screw it into the plywood portion of the
Step 6 – Install the
There are a front and
backside to the liner. The longest side goes to the front. It is easier to
slide the liner into the tier without opening it. Open liner to the back. (hot
tip) use the plastic stakes from your irrigation kit and clip on to the round
bar directly above the liner. Making sure to wedge the liner in between the
stake and the backboard.
Fill the liner
approximately half full of potting soil and adjust the liner again side to side
and front to back. Proceed to fill with potting soil.
Thank you for choosing
Flower Street Urban Gardens for your vertical hanging garden. If you have any
questions, reach out to us on our contact page or
Flower Street Urban Gardens believes
that gardening can be a practical and beautiful experience for everyone. We
make and ship our patented vertical gardening system all across the USA. Love
gardening? Try one of our hanging vertical gardens today!