Garden Trellis

by on August 8, 2011

A garden trellis is a structure that supports plants. Many people try to fix a trellis to a wall. But a horizontal or a vertical trellis can be fixed in any part of the garden. A trellis can be a free standing one that can divide a garden. It will require two strong garden posts to make a framework. These posts have to be concreted into their position. We can arrange garden lights at the root of the trellis to emphasize the growing plants with the lighting to create a brilliant effect. We can even add a trellis as an extra feature to a garden bench or enclosures for statues.

garden trellis

It is important for the trellis to have supports and they have to be correctly positioned to fit the width of the trellis if we have bought the trellis as a fence panel piece. It would be ideal if we raise the trellis by about three inches from the ground so that the trellis does not rot at its base. Special rust proof clips are there to fasten the trellis to the garden posts. The higher the trellis, the more will be the number of the clips.  The screws that are used for fixing have to be rustproof and waterproof. They can even be zinc plated.

garden trellis

Garden trellis

can beautify the back garden, the entrance and the walkway.  We can select the kind of trellis that will help us to set a theme for our garden decor by making it either formal or informal. It could be even modern or classic. A nice wooden trellis will add to the symmetry of the garden. A trellis of good quality can survive for many years. We can paint the trellis to let it blend with the color scheme of the garden decor. The trellis will help quick climbing plants like morning glories, clematis and honeysuckles grow upwards. The trellis adds height vertically and gives a long lasting look to our garden. We can easily put up a wooden or a wrought iron trellis in our garden. After we are done installing, we can then decide on the kinds of flowers we want to grow on the trellis. As vines have a weak stem, they need the trellis as a tight support. That is why, it is difficult o maintain and clean a trellis with ease.

 

garden trellis

 

If we want the garden trellis  to be in the same place permanently, plant selection does not pose a problem. But, should we require shifting the trellis from one location to another, we can go for some herbs that rotate annually to give variety to our garden. Bougainvillea will be a very attractive proposition on a trellis.  A labyrinthine trellis will help to create privacy with a thick growth of vines. Even vegetables can move up the trellis, saving much garden space. A trellis can also be placed in a patio to the side of the garden. This patio can be turned into a private section by erecting a tall trellis supporting thick growing vines.

Garden trellis

is an economic way to give a touch of style to our garden.

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