Trellises have been widely used to support climbing plants, especially when it comes to small space. They used to be in the form of light frame made of long narrow pieces of wood. But today, trellises can be made of various kinds of materials, even an old crib. And they are more than just something which helps you grow plants.
More about that later. In this video I am going to share you a list of 10 DIY trellis ideas for any garden that will boost your home’s curb appeal as well as adding privacy.
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10. A Colorful Trellis Project idea
The most appealing thing about a garden is you can find pops of colors blended together there. You can add more colors and jazz your garden up by making these colourful trellises.
To make this trellis, you will need (2) 2x2x8′ that will be cut into 4 as the legs, (3) 1x2x8′ that will be the slats, (2) 1/4″x2.5″ bolts, (2) 1/4″ nuts/washers, screws, and paint.
First, cut the legs and slats. Paint them the color of your choice.
Screw the slats to the legs, then assemble the legs using bolts and nuts.
Add the string, and you’re done!
9. Chic Garden Trellis for Contemporary Backyard Landscape
Wood planks are the top-notch choice when it comes to fencing and adding more privacy. However, they can be somewhat dull. Therefore, they deserve decorating with this trellis idea.
The idea is to incorporate climbing plants to form a certain pattern on the fence. To get this look, you need to envision what pattern you want to adorn your fence – any pattern will do.
Once you’ve known what pattern that will suit your fence and décor best, begin to mark the spot where you are going to screw eye hooks. Once the eye hooks have been screwed in place, thread and secure wire.
This wire will support your plants.
Now, this is the fun part – entwine your plant around the wire.
You don’t simply entwine it, though. Place the pots close to the fence and close enough to the lowest part of the pattern. Make sure the plants can reach it.
Then, begin to entwine it. And that’s it!
And this idea can also be implemented to your stark wall.
8. Add More Privacy with Wooden Lattices
Lattice work is usually added to complete the landscape of a pergola or a decking. It is decorative but sometimes also used to add some privacy too. However, its conventional pattern doesn’t usually provide ultimate privacy that people are looking for. For that reason, spare several weekend hours and add climbing plants on it.
First, you will simply be needed to place your potted plants as close to the lattice panel as possible, and begin to thread the plants. But be careful! Don’t wrap the panel firmly. Gently entwine the panel to encourage new growth, instead.
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7. Bike Tire Trellis project idea
You might be wondering what you can do with two old bike tires. Let me tell you something. You can do lots of things with them including making trellis.
To make a trellis out of two bike tires, remove the inner bolts and replace it with a 5’ all-thread rod and matching nuts. Then, run basic gardening string. Finally, plant sweet peas or any other climbing plant of your choice at the base of each string, and let them climb the tube-like trellis.
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6. Wagon Wheel Trellis Project idea
Repurposing an unused item will allow you to get what you need on the cheap. Besides, you can cut down on waste while giving it a second life, just like this wagon-wheel trellis.
All you need to do is just placing an unused wagon wheel in your backyard or anywhere, and plant any vine at the base of the wheel, and entwine it with the plants. When they are growing, they will wrap the wheel around beautifully.
5. A Garden Archway Project idea
Garden archways have never failed to bring in the romantic ambience into any backyard or front yard. You can also get this look by making the archway yourself.
To make this garden archway, you will need 18-gauge copper wire, cable ties, (1) 1/2”x 10’ rebar for the stakes, plastic garage door stop molding, (2) ½” x 20’ rebar for the arches, and (2) 3/8” x 20’ rebar for the circles.
This project entails cutting and bending rebar, so you’d better get some assistance because it might be more difficult to do it by yourself.
4. An Old Crib Trellis hack project idea
Now your kids are growing up. They are not the little baby that used to sleep in their crib anymore. And it makes you wonder what you should do with the crib.
Instead of throwing it into the trash can, you can use it to make trellis. And it is just a piece of cake. You just need to lean the crib rails near the spot where the plants will be planted. Use a few zip ties to secure the rails so that they form an A. After that, you can begin to cultivate the climbing plants as close to the rails as possible.
The plants will grow and climb the crib rails on their own. But you might need to train them in case they don’t climb the trellis as you wish. Training the climbing plants is not that hard. You only need to let them grow and produce little vines. Wrap the rails around with those little vines, and let the plants do the rest.
3. Upcycled a Coat Rack project idea
Making a striking trellis out of a coat rack? Why not? It’s as easy as ABC, Most of the cases. First, just put the coat rack and the climbing plant in the same pot. Let the plant go upward by itself. Or you can manually wrap the coat rack around for a foolproof result.
2. A Bamboo Trellis Makeover project idea
Making a bamboo trellis for a privacy panel can be fun. It will infuse the Asian flair into the space. And you can make spruce it up by adding some beautiful climbing plants like roses or Bougainville.
This is how you make it. get some bamboos, and assemble them using ropes. Make sure that you tie the knot well so that the bamboo will stay in its place. Finally, place a potted climbing plant near the bamboo trellis, and entwine it with the vines.
Finally, number 1. String Trellis Project idea
It may be the most ubiquitous trellis project that you can find in this list. However, if you take this idea, you can still turn your backyard charmer. Just like a bamboo trellis, you can make it yourself easily. More importantly, it can be adjusted to meet your need. You only need some pipes, poles, or woods, and tie some pieces of string to them. And that’s it!
So, growing plants on a trellis is always a great idea as it can tackle your insufficient planting space. You don’t need to keep any reason to leave your backyard empty since these 10 DIY trellis ideas will be your safe bet to try.
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