Using Trellises in Small or Narrow Yards

Just because you have a small or narrow yard does not mean you cannot make it look beautiful with landscaping techniques. One way to make the most of a limited yard space is with the use of trellises. You may be surprised how adding these beautiful vertical lawn ornaments to your yard can help make the most of your narrow or small outdoor space. Here are some ideas on how to incorporate trellises into your landscape design for a small yard.

Grow Up and Over

With small yards, you have very little space for planting. Adding a trellis and an arbor can give you more space to add plants. Vine plants can create gorgeous walls and ceilings of green, plus you can use the trellis or arbor for hanging plants. When you have a small yard, going vertical is the best option for planting.

Creating Privacy

Many times, a small yard is due to crowded housing. If your neighbor is just a stone’s throw away, your small yard may not have much privacy. A trellis can provide a privacy barrier that looks beautiful while providing a valuable function.

Sectioning Your Yard

Trellises can be used to make your yard look bigger by creating separate sections. Divide your yard into a garden space and a social spot, breaking up the yard to create the illusion of a larger area.

Trellises come in a variety of materials and styles that can help decorate your yard while adding a functional aspect. Talk to your local landscape designer to help you make the most of your small or narrow yard with the use of beautiful trellises.

Posted on behalf of:
Mobile Joe’s Landscaping
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(770) 360-5604

Tips for Utilizing Garden Trellises in Your Landscaping Design

Are you looking to add some beauty and dimension to your landscape design? One option is using garden trellises. Although you may think of these hardscapes as just a place for vines to climb, they have many other functions. Trellises can be made from wood, metal or vinyl and come in a variety of designs and sizes to fit your landscaping needs. Here are a few tips on how to incorporate garden trellises into your landscape design.

  • Barrier. If you are looking for a way to keep the kids and dogs from running through your garden, erecting garden trellises as barriers is an aesthetic option. Trellises work great for preventing gardens from being trampled; they also can offer a barrier from the wind and sun.
  • Screens. A popular use for trellises in outdoor living spaces is as screens for privacy or as windbreaks. These walls can be erected anywhere you need a little shade or screen from the wind. They can also be used to hide areas of your yard that you don’t want visible, like a compost pile.
  • Decorative. Of course not all garden trellises need to have a function. You can add trellis to your gate or near a fence just for decorative reasons. Add some climbing vines or roses and you have a beautiful hardscape with a classic appeal for your landscape design.

There are many more ways to use trellis to spruce up your landscaping. To explore your options, talk to your local landscaping contractor that specializes in installing hardscapes like garden trellises. They can help you find the best way to utilize trellises in your outdoor area.

Posted on behalf of:
Cunningham Landscape Group
Duluth, GA
(678) 942-6818