How To Select Plant Support And Trellis

multiple arch trellis in the garden

Plant trellis is provided to support climbing plant in a vertical direction, they can be used in garden or landscape design. Decorative plant supports  can serve as points of interest in the garden, arch trellises are great at marking an entry, freestanding trellises can provide privacy in a large open area, and obelisk trellis provide a focal point at the end of a pathway. A trellis can help plants grow indoors and outdoors, and adds more privacy to your yard.

When you plan to buy plant trellis of garden supplies, you should consider the design, sturdy structure, materials and easy installation.

Here are some tips to guide you to choose the proper plant support for your garden

Types of Plant Support

1.Arch trellises

These arch trellises can add distinctive scene to your garden, no matter what the season. Design and placement are critical. Spend some time in your garden determining what style would be compatible with your house and landscape. These structures are most often made of wood, which can be painted or stained to resist the elements. PE-coated steel versions is also available, and it is also a smart choice for your garden.

two arch trellis together for support climbing plants

2. Freestanding Trellises

These types of trellises are often used to provide a sense of privacy or define a space. They are relatively easy to move around the garden if you want to get different effects. Morning glories, moonflower, clematis, sweet peas, climbing roses and passionflower vines are all excellent candidates for a flat trellis.

screen climbing support expandable plant trellis

 3. Obelisks

These¬†trellises¬†are¬†both¬†functional and decorative, its¬†structure adds¬†a strong vertical element that can serve as a focal point in the garden. Like exclamation points, they’re most effective when not overused.

flower obelisk trellis with potted plants

4. Planter Trellises

Trellises sized specifically for planters, containers, and elevated raised beds make it possible to grow vining flowers and veggies on your patio and balcony. They can be designed to load with wheel for easy movement. 


5. FenceTrellises

A fence trellis can extend in both length and height through adding extra parts to better fit your garden. It is the perfect yard divider, garden decor, plant support or privacy screen.

yard privacy screen fence trellis for plant protection

Materials of Plant Trellises

. Wood Trellises

Wood trellis is cheap and easy to adopt, allowing you to paint them as your liking. Wood would add a rustic feel to your space but require more upkeep. Selection of pressure-treated wood can help increase resistance to rot and insects. You still need to regularly refinish the wood to prevent the trellis from warping and rotting.

. Metal Trellises

Metal trellis¬†looks¬†slim¬†and¬†sleek¬†while¬†being¬†sturdy. It¬†normally¬†has¬†a¬†powder-coated¬†finish¬†to¬†protect¬†it¬†from¬†the¬†elements.¬†If¬†you¬†want¬†to¬†take¬†extra¬†step¬†in¬†protecting¬†the¬†metal¬†supportsÔľĆyou¬†can¬†choose¬†to¬†treat¬†the¬†metal¬†with¬†polyethylene¬†to¬†keep¬†it¬†from¬†rust.

. Steel Trellises

A steel trellis comes with PE-coated finish steel tube and are weather-resistant and anti-rust, making them a great choice if you live somewhere with extreme weather.

It is enough sturdy to keep long time usage.

. Iron Trellises: 

An iron trellis is sturdy and comes in many unique shapes and designs. Like metal, iron can corrode over time and requires more upkeep. 

What¬†Plants will¬†benefit¬†from¬†gardening TrellisesÔľü

  • Climbing Roses
  • Grape Vines
  • Pea, Sweetbean
  • Tomato Plants
  • Cucumbers
  • Clematis
  • Otherclimbing¬†plants

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