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Enhance Your Outdoors With Gardening Gifts Of Trellises

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Trellises are a great way to bring attention to a specific part of your yard.  Your garden’s gateway is the first thing that visitors will see when they come into your outdoor abode.  A garden trellis is a simple and cost-effective way to add style to your outdoor garden decor.  Trellises are structures that allow for movement into different parts of the garden; they make it easy to cultivate climbing vines and other plants that need a little support to grow to their full potential.  Garden trellises are perfect for growing roses, clematis, morning glories or pole beans.

A home garden trellis can be seven feet tall, standing over six feet above the ground when placed in your garden.  For best results and safety, make sure all garden trellises are securely anchored to the ground.  Trellises are usually located on a sunny section of the porch, which encourages plants to bloom and creates shade on the porch. Some plants are very good at grasping onto the rungs of trellises and will tend to take care of themselves, while others will need to be secured onto the lattice using some nylon thread.  Garden trellises placed next to walls need to allow at least four inches of clearance for ventilation to keep plants healthy and prevent rot on the building.

A garden trellis can be made from treated cedar or pine wood, copper, iron and vinyl.  While the wood trellises require more upkeep, they are much more charming.  A wood trellis makes a very decorative garden landscaping feature in itself, and it also allows you to display beautiful climbing and flowering plants where they can be seen from all over the garden.  However, it is important to keep your plants trimmed so as to leave enough space for wind movement through your trellis so you won’t miss out on those warm afternoon breezes.

Garden trellises are very beautiful, adding a classic look to your garden area.  They aren’t just a way to turn plain into pretty, a garden trellis feeds the soul and nourishes our love for beauty.  When the gardening is done, one enjoys the fruits of their labors best while relaxing in a comfortable chair with a cool drink, preferably in the shade of your garden trellis. 😉

Garden Trellis

Garden Trellis

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