Hanging outdoor planters filled with flowers or other plants are very appealing on patios, decks or wherever else you have a ceiling overhang. Outdoor planters come in many shapes and sizes and you are sure to find one to meet your needs. You will need a few materials and a few common household tools to install hanging outdoor planters. One tip to remember is that the soil will dry out in outdoor planters more rapidly than ground soil. Without frequent watering, your plants may decline.
Look closely at your outdoor planter. The hanging method may vary depending on the type of planter you have.
Drill a 1/8-inch hole into a ceiling joist above the location you wish to hang your planter.
Screw the hanging hook into the hole. Tighten it with your pliers until it is tight and secure.
Determine how high above the ground you want your planter. Cut the chain to the correct length.
Slide one end of the chain over the hanging hook. Hang your planter from the other end of the chain. If your outdoor planter has a round eyelet instead of a hook, you will need to purchase an "S" hook to adapt the eyelet to the chain.