If you’re looking to give your garden or lawn something extra when it comes to aesthetics, you may consider having a trellis in place. It is primarily a framework of metal or light wooden bars, mainly used as a support for climbing plants and fruit trees.
Trellises can assume many forms and serve multiple functions, from basic structures meant to keep vining veggies from spreading across the dirt to more sturdy and elaborate designs that add a dash of floral color to plain walls. They also help to offer shade as well as privacy to pathways.
Here are some trellis projects to suit a wide array of styles and purposes.
These can be used as a support structure for creepers, and also to contour outdoor spaces and provide cooling shade. Before making your own pergola, make sure you call your utilities offices and take note of the location of underground lines. Essentially, you need to sink the footing to one-fourth the height of the post.
- T-Post Trellis
The T-Post Trellis has a beautiful, rustic look. It can be made from two T-posts and poplar sapling twigs, bound together by twine. Instead of twine, you can also use zip ties for greater strength. Consider using bigger branches on the lower rungs and smaller ones at the top, while alternating the thick ends on every row.
- Honeycomb Trellis
A hexagon-shaped trellis, the honeycomb trellis is lovely in itself. You can use a miter saw to carve the hexagonal cuts, and then put up the trellis onto a fence. Make sure it is fixed into all the horizontal supports. It adds great zing to your property!
- Wire Wall Trellis
Walls, especially brick walls, look great when there are vines crawling over them. Use eye hooks, cable wire, and masonry anchors to build a wire trellis with picturesque greenery against your staid wall. It’ll be a visual treat without taking up any extra space. A total win-win!
- Trellis Ladder
You can create a homey ladder as a trellis as well as a great support system for seasonal decorations. It can be a lovely addition to your lawn or patio, without requiring much effort from your end. If you want to make it more unique, create it from black birch saplings or the parts of other visually appealing trees.
- Garden Obelisk
This is a simple, cheerful obelisk that can be used for everything ranging from roses to tomatoes, subject to your needs. It can be easily assembled out of pine branches and topped with a weather vane or given a coating of protective tung oil in place of paint.
- Cattle Panel Trellis
This is perfect for those of us who have little room to garden. The trellis is made of metal cattle panels and allows you to grow goodies like pole peas, cucumbers, and beans – up instead of out. Once you trim and halve the panel, use cable ties to bind them. This trellis saves up space in the winter months too, as you can fold it flat for storage.
Garden Tools Trellis
This is a playful trellis that can be made out of worn-out or broken tools such as spades, shovels, hoes, rakes, and the like. Consider chiselling the ends of the tools into the shape of a stake and then attach cross slats created from scrap wood, using a nail gun or glue. The more weathered the sculpture, the greater its charm.
A trellis helps to add a nice contrast to your garden or lawn and raises its visual appeal. Also, its support to creepers helps to provide variety to the landscape, amid the other plants. Get the perfect trellis that suits your taste, space, and surroundings!