I have a small …. well, … I don’t really – lol but you’d think so with all my plants – backyard.
This summer, I tore my meniscus… I was told to tell everyone I did it playing football because that made a better story. But, actually I did it watering the garden…
So, gardening wasn’t easy this summer – not to mention 118 degree days for almost an entire month. We just started cooling down.
Anyway, I was able to minimally care for my garden this summer which led to 10″ okra, football sized yellow cukes, cherry tomato plants that overtook one trellis so badly it actually moved it and completely covered my bird bath – I’ll have to dig it out later.
So, that was to say – my garden
was is OVERGROWN! I kept it watered with sprinklers, but that was about all I could do and now you can barely walk through the jungle.
Which led me to realize – I didn’t have enough trellises. If I had enough everything would have grown up and not all over the paths and even blocking some of the paths.
SO, today, we’re diving headfirst into DIY garden trellises. Because those things can get expensive f you shop for them!
Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just getting your hands dirty for the first time, we’ve rounded up a bunch of trellis ideas that will literally have you saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
From rustic wooden trellises to upcycled, they aren’t just supports for your climbing plants; they’re often a must to keep your garden contained and organized.
Let’s take a look at some great DIY Garden Trellises I found.
But, first… (a nod to Julie Chen Moonves) besides possibly being caught in my situation, why would you need a trellis or multiple?
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Why A Trellis?
Garden trellises aren’t just functional; they’re the secret behind a flourishing and visually stunning garden. These additions serve as both plant support systems and design elements that can transform your outdoor space into a beautiful place to be and enjoy.
At their core, trellises provide support for climbing plants like vines, cucumbers, and flowering climbers. By lifting these plants off the ground, trellises create healthier growing conditions, improve air circulation, and make harvesting a breeze. But that’s just the beginning.
Now, let’s talk about the benefits. Garden trellises:
- Maximize Space: In a smaller garden, trellises help you make the most of vertical space, allowing you to grow more plants in a limited area.
- Enhance Aesthetics: They bring an element of charm and elegance to your garden, turning it into an enjoyable and relaxing space.
- Boost Privacy: Tall trellises covered in climbing plants can act as natural screens, offering you some much-needed seclusion or block out some of the harsh afternoon sun from other plants.
- Create Shade: Train vines on your trellis, and you’ve got yourself a living shade structure, perfect for those sunny days.
- Encourage Biodiversity: Climbing plants attract pollinators and beneficial insects, promoting a healthy and balanced ecosystem.
So, whether you’re a gardening expert or newbie, consider adding a trellis (or a few!) to your outdoor space. They’re not just garden fixtures; they’re your ticket to a greener, more vibrant, and charming space right in your own backyard.
After looking at all these great ideas and designs one thing is clear: trellises can be a game-changer in a garden. Making your garden more organized and better designed, making harvesting easier as well as creating better airflow for plants and adding shade to plants that need it, these creations are a great addition to your garden.
Now, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and pick your DIY trellis adventure. Remember, there are no rules in the garden; it’s all about what makes your heart and plants thrive. And everything in gardening is an experiment!
So, let us know what works for you and doesn’t and why. We can learn so much from each other!