A trellis is that one piece of architectural design that you can never go wrong with. It can make your garden look classy and sophisticated. It can add a touch of glamor to your otherwise, drab backyard! Read ahead for some great trellis designs and you'll want to get one right away!
The key to having a great trellis is to first visualize exactly what you want. Making one becomes much easier once you know what the end product should look like. Let's look into some ideas that may help you make your choice.
You can use one wall of your house to create a magnificent vertical garden. The garden trellis can support creepers and vines like peas, beans or vine tomatoes. To make a nice garden trellis, you can use wood, wire mesh or even strong string. Avoid using metal for a creeper trellis, as the sun will heat up the metal, which may affect the growth of the plants. You can also plant grape vines and have a beautiful wood trellis, painted in white, supporting them. When the grapes are ripe and ready, make sure you click a picture of the trellis before you pick the grapes! Alternatively, you can also have some pretty flowering vines to make your vertical trellis look breathtaking. There are different varieties of jasmine that you can choose from. Orchids too, make for a wonderful trellis plant.
An arbor trellis as a gardening accessory can serve many purposes. It can make your garden look pretty. It can give your home a totally different identity depending on what kind of trellis you're planning to build. It can be made as an archway to enter your garden or the walkway to your house. You can adorn it with a pretty flowering vine like morning glory. You can also make an overhead trellis for your patio and cover it with a thick creeper that can withstand heat. This will give you natural air conditioning during the sweltering summer heat! One more use of an arbor trellis can be, to make it a divider between different sections of your garden or backyard. You can put up small arbor trellises to separate your flowering plants from your vegetable garden OR in case your garden is in your backyard, you can use an arbor trellis to divide the yard from the garden. It helps to segregate the different areas and gives your garden a neat and polished look.
Making a copper trellis is one of the best ideas. Metal trellises are probably the most sturdy and effective trellises. Many people go in for wrought iron trellises, but I think a copper trellis looks fabulous! You can design your own copper trellis and then all you have to do is go ahead and buy copper pipes and sheets for whatever design you have created. Be careful while making it as a metal trellis involves soldering. If you do not wish to solder, you can either get the pipes cut and soldered from a hardware store or you can get the pipes cut and stick them yourself with heavy duty glue. A copper trellis is reddish in the beginning but as it is exposed to sunlight, it darkens and becomes a deep brown that blends beautifully with the garden. Support your roses on the copper trellis, they'll look stunning! You can even paint the copper trellis in different colors and form a design on it if you have the necessary artistic inclination for it.
These were some trellis plans that you can use to slick up your garden or backyard. What are you waiting for? Go ahead and build one for yourself! You'll be delighted!