Have you recently had gutters installed or repairs and have some sections leftover? Did you know you can use sections of gutters for some interesting and innovative gardening ideas? At Bartlett and Sons, we’re dedicated to helping you take the best care of your home with our guttering systems, gutter repair, and gutter cleaning. We’re here to help you!

Use Pieces of Gutters for a Seasonal Flower Garden

If you only have a small space and want to grow a flower garden, don’t despair! You can take sections of leftover gutters, fill them with soil, and then plant your flowers in them! Flowers such as pansies, marigolds, violas, and petunias would do great in this system, as they’re hardy and resourceful plants. Make sure you place the planter in enough sun so that the flowers grow and thrive, and you’ll enjoy a beautiful garden and also be utilizing the leftover gutters you may have!

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Strawberries in Rain Gutters

Love the fresh flavor and delicious treat of delectable strawberries? Fortunately for you, strawberry plants don’t have a deep root system, so the shallowness of a gutter is actually a perfect place to plant strawberries. Plant the seeds before the next spring or summer when you wish to have fresh berries, wait for them to grow, and then enjoy the amazing fruit all season long right outside your front door.

Herb Garden

If you love cooking with fresh herbs but are limited on space to place pots or planters in your home or on your front porch, look up! You can use sections of guttering to grow herbs, and you can even create a hanging system using some chain and hooks. Place the gutters outside of your kitchen window if you can, so you can easily reach out and pluck a few sprigs or leaves when you’re cooking. If you can’t manage to place them within arm’s reach, you can mount the gutters on the side of your house or even make some holders for them out of wood or plastic. Herbs also don’t have a deep root system, so you can plant the herbs easily and they’ll grow fast. Your dishes will be even more delicious with the addition of fresh herbs.

At Bartlett and Sons, we love taking the best care of our customers. As a family-owned business, we’re passionate about providing the best service and incredible products. If you’re in need of gutter repair or a new guttering system, call us today!