Growing your plants vertically rather than horizontally is a great way to save space in a garden. Using a trellis is the most common way to do this, since they allow you to easily grow climbing plants. Since trellised plants have less contact with the soil, their produce doesn’t rot easily. Also, it’s easier on your back when you harvest a vertically growing plant rather than a row of plants on the ground. If your trellis is well-made, it can also make yoru garden more attractive and interesting.
The plants you can grow on your trellises include gourd, tomatoes, peas, and grapes. Flowers such as bougainvillea, jasmine, wisteria, morning glories, and hydrangeas also thrive best when they’re climbing up a trellis.
Materials for your trellis: wood, PVC, or metal?
There are three popular options when it comes to building trellises: wood, PVC, and metal. There are many advantages and disadvantages to each. Wooden trellises seem to be the most common and they are also the easiest to make if you want to build one yourself. Also, wooden trellises can look beautiful if they’re well-made. In my experience, though, they won’t last too long unless you apply protective finishes.
The location of your trellis
The perfect location for your trellis should give the climbing plants ample sunlight but without placing nearby plants in the shade, either. The north side of your garden is the ideal place for it, but only if there’s no larger structure such as a building or a tree that prevents your trellis from receiving enough sunlight.