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