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If you're wanting to add a little visual interest to your garden, try building a garden trellis. It's as easy as 1-2-3.
Our friends at MyHomeIdeas.com have simple directions for creating a garden trellis in one afternoon.
What you need:
- 6 (10-foot lengths) 2 x 2 cedar (for verticals) ***Note: You can change the size of the trellis to suit your needs, but be sure to have your lumber cut accordingly.
- 9 (8-foot lengths) 2 x 2 cedar (for horizontals)
- 2 large balls of green twine
- Wooden finials (optional)
- Powdered gypsum (or flour)
- 6 (4-inch) tomato plants
- Measuring tape
- Shovel or post hole digger
- Mallet or hammer
Step 1: Take the measurement
- Select a flat, level location and clear out any debris. Measure the length and width to suit your particular space, then mark the four corners with gypsum or other powder.
- Mark the midpoint on each long side with more dots of powder. You will now have the outline of your trellis and the points where posts will go.
Step 2: Hammer and Shape
- Loosen the soil where dots are marked with a sharp shovel to a depth of 1 foot for each post. Using a mallet -- or even a large rock -- pound the vertical posts into the ground.
- Measure 1 foot down from the top of each vertical post, and then tie opposite sides together to make three teepee shapes.
Step 3: Tie It Together
- With strong twine and sturdy knots, tie the horizontal rails at 2-foot intervals on each side of vertical posts. Snuggle the remaining horizontal post into the crossed pieces at the top of the trellis, and secure. Screw-on wooden finials for a final flourish.
Do you have a trellis in your garden?