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Use pressure-treated lumber and galvanized planter boxes to erect a vertical garden filled with colorful greenery. (See below for a shopping list, tools, cut list, and plant guide.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse Curb Appeal Upgrades playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYq-NT0PRuQ&list=PLkJADc1qDrr9QOwak6CZfHNM717SXu6jR How to Edge a Garden Bed With Brick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZmR4A0-1ZU&index=10&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_pGppaNITpipDshC5LezYT Shopping List for How to Build a Living Wall Vertical Garden: – 1×6 pressure-treated pine. Get four 12-footers for the hanging rails – 1×4 pressure-treated pine. Get five 8-footers for the uprights – 1×2 pressure-treated pine. Get one 12-footer – 2×4 lumber. Get two 6-footers – 1/2-inch lattice. Get one 4-by-8-foot panel – galvanized-steel planter boxes – 1-inch PVC pipe”] Get a 4-foot length – 1 1/4-inch deck screws – 2 1/2-inch screws – 8-inch structural screws – painter’s tape – exterior wood glue – latex caulk – exterior-grade stain – 2-inch chip brush – plants – potting soil – planting mix – green vinyl – plant tape Tools for How to Build a Living Wall Vertical Garden: – stud finder – tape measure 4-foot level – clamps – combination square – circular saw with fence – drill/driver – 9-by-1/4-inch drill bit – miter saw Download a cut-list: http://img2.timeinc.net/toh/static/pdf/cut-list/TOH-Living-Wall-cutlist.pdf Download a plant guide: http://img2.timeinc.net/toh/static/pdf/cut-list/TOH-Bulletproof-Perennials.pdf Follow This Old House: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldHouse Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisoldhouse Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thisoldhouse/ G+: https://plus.google.com/+thisoldhouse/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/thisoldhouse Tumblr: http://thisoldhouse.tumblr.com/ Garden project, building a retaining wall. This project will be in two sections first the retaining wall and then the fence on top Related PostsPi Wall Vertical Hydroponic Grow System Living WallsHow to Build a Planter Bench – This Old HouseHow to Build a Timber Retaining Wall – This Old HouseHow to Build a Privacy Planter – This Old HouseHow to Install a Raised Vegetable Garden with Arbors – This Old HouseWoolly Pocket Living Wall […]

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7 Comments

  • M Halvaresh 1 year ago

    Nope nope nope. Not risking water damage to my house or deck with that project. However if it were on an unsightly chain link fence I'd go for it!

  • GoodHousekeepingTV 1 year ago

    Giving your outdoor walls some life—literally!—has never been easier with this tutorial for an awesome DIY vertical garden by +This Old House

  • Charles Damery 1 year ago

    If you don't own your house, I hope you have a very good landlord who'll get you loose on this one.

  • jessestrum 1 year ago

    excellent craftsman

  • oldmanfromyork 1 year ago

    better laid flat for a retaining wall. And don't build it plumb…. Have it leaning slightly into the embankment.

  • gunnatez 1 year ago

    Good idea to stagger the blocks actually

  • dave stormont 1 year ago

    weres your ties