05-02-2013 12:56 AM
I found it very frustrating that a project which needs maybe 3 feet of wire fencing requires the customer to buy a 50 foot roll of fencing! One would think Home Depot would have planned ahead to have the ability to sell a customer some of the fencing in an appropriate size for the project if Home Depot is going to spend so much money advertising this project on TV and here on their website!
At the very least, you might have come up with some other projects to use up the left-over 47 feet of fencing! Not being able to buy a smaller section of fencing makes this project overly expensive as the roll of fencing alone costs about $40!
05-03-2013 04:09 PM
I just finished my tower and it looks so sad !! I planted Petunias in every other square like the instructions said but it looks so bare and all the fabric is showing - the video and the commercial towers look so full - can I put flowers in every square to make it fuller? I cant imagine the flowers filling in that much.
05-03-2013 06:13 PM
You might plant something short-lived in the open spaces, until it covers it up. Some ideas I have are: scottish or irish moss, or small flowering ground covers like mother of Thyme....etc.
05-03-2013 06:22 PM
I think you would want the pot filled with clay or heavy soil before adding the potting soil and The pipe could stand in it, but not very far, maybe even a few inches above the heavy soil, so you don't just fill the bottom with water and mud.
05-03-2013 06:27 PM
If you are in a really windy location, a flat disc or a round cut of treated plywoodcould be screwed, bolted or glued to the bottom of the pot and then to the decking material.
05-03-2013 08:51 PM
I have the same problem. I noticed in the video they used plants larger than I did. It will take a while for mine to fill in but I'm hopeful. I had a really hard time getting the smaller plants in, not sure how they did the larger.