How to Hang Plant Hooks


Hanging plants add a touch of garden to entryways, patios and other areas outside your home. It's important to carefully consider where to hang them. The weight of a plant plus its soil and the addition of water increases the hanging plant's weight. Therefore, give special consideration to the plant hook used to hold the basket, including where and how to hang it.

Step 1

Hang the plant hook in a secure spot. Because plant containers become quite heavy, choose a strong piece of wood for securing the hook.

Step 2

Attach the bit to the drill. Choose a bit no thicker than the hook's screw end; 3/16 inch usually works best. Press the drill trigger after placing it on the wood in the spot you intend to hang the hook. Keep pressing the trigger, forcing the drill into the wood until the hole forms. Reverse the drill to remove the drill bit from the hole.

Step 3

Screw the plant hook clockwise into the wood until you're unable to move the hook any farther.

Things You'll Need

  • Drill
  • 3/16-inch drill bit


  • University of Nebraska Extension: Care of Hanging Baskets
  • Alabama Cooperative Extension: Greenhouse Production of Flowering Hanging Baskets
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Sommer Sharon has a bachelor's degree in IT/Web management from the University of Phoenix and owns a Web consulting business. With more than 12 years of experience in the publishing industry, her work has included "Better Homes and Gardens," "Ladies' Home Journal," "MORE," "Country Home," "Midwest Living," and "American Baby." Sharon now contributes her editorial background by writing for several Internet publications.