Hi ! I was looking for this idea. I've seen another person who had something similar. I was wondering how thick would I need to make the cement ? So part of the shepherd's hook will be going into the dirt under the cement ? My ground is very hard, and I'm worried it won't go in at all. ha
I love your ideas ! You're like I am ! You see things might have other purposes before tossing them out with the trash ! 😊
I'm having this problem now. All these suggestions have been very helpful! I might try the concrete, but that's scary because it would be hard to "undo" if I changed my mind on location. Love the weights idea. Was using a large rock to prop it in direction it falls, but then it just fell in another direction. Seems I'm cursed! :-)
I’m thinking of buying a couple of resin pots and using cement in the pots to anchor the hooks, I will be able to move the pots where I want, I’m hoping they will be heavy enough that wind won’t blow them over, even thinking of only putting cement in half the pot and soil in the other half but not sure about draining after watering
Hi ! I like your bucket idea. I wish I hadn't bought the taller shepherd's hook, if I go that route. I had to take into account it would be at least 10 inches in the ground.
What material does the bucket have to be ? Is plastic ok ? And how much quikrete do I need ? Is a 10 lb container or bag enough ?
Thanks ahead of time ! I realize this is about a year old. And those were more carefree days then, without the virus, etc. 😌
Sue, you can stick your shephard's hook in a small bucket of quikrete and then plant the bucket. The combination of the quikrete and its being planted will keep it upright, and it won't be that much trouble to dig it up and move it should you choose to do so.
Missy, you must be in the South! Here in Alabama, it is all clay, all the time, so I feel your pain! I think you just need to water your soil a lot where you want to plant your concrete bucket, and that will soften the clay soil up enough to dig your hole. Good luck!
I drove 2 2x2 stakes, one on either side of the mast of the shepherd's hook, and then used heavy duty zip ties to keep it all in line. It has been like that for several years and not fallen over again.
Drive a tent stake beside it.
I was thinking to secure the shepherds hook to the railing post of my balcony. What can I use?
Check out the the non leaning shepherd hook made by Hang Tuff. These wont lean.
Place a piece of pipe deep in the ground and place the hook down in it for support