Garden Trellis Made With Sticks

Garden Trellis made with sticks. This is a unique trellis for your climbing vines. Plus it’s a DIY project and can save you the money you would spend on a store-bought trellis.

Trellis Made of Sticks

I’m sure every gardener has seen a trellis at some point, but how many know how to make one? You can find sticks in the woods or even on the sidewalks of your neighborhood (especially after a windy day!). You can lash the sticks together with chicken wire, or to add a rustic touch, try using natural twine to lash the sticks together.

You can add flowering vines like honeysuckle or morning glories onto your trellis. Or try growing beans on your trellis. It is easy because they just love climbing!

Downspout Trellis

A downspout trellis is an attractive way to hide downspouts. Now that is a great idea!!! They come in different lengths and different designs, but they all accomplish the same thing – making a downspout more attractive.

Downspout Trellis

After you install the trellis, you want to start training your climbing vines or flowers to climb the trellis. There are many different types of flowers that make good climbing vines. Vines like clematis do very well growing up a trellis. They are very easy to maintain with the proper training. Climbing roses are another very popular vine that many people use in their landscaping. You can also use morning glories, wisteria, and many other types of flowering vines for climbing.

Climbing Vine on Downspout

Climbing vine care is something that many people do not think about when they plant these flowers or vines for their landscaping. They let the climbing vines run wild, but this can lead to unsightly growth on your home. The vines should be trimmed regularly. It is best to trim them once a week when they are in full bloom. They will blossom well and look nice if you keep the pruning up to date. You can also do this when it is just starting to grow in the spring and fall as well, but this is less important than in the summer months because these plants tend to grow faster during the summer months.

A Really Cool Trellis From Bicycle Rims

Thinking ahead to spring planting- Used bicycle rims, twine and a bit of conduit or plumbing pipe make for a functional and really cool trellis to support pea plants.

Bicycle Rim Trellis

You could also use this same idea for cucumbers, tomatoes, or any other climbing plant.

Just make sure that the bicycle rims are clean and free of rust before using them in your garden. You can give them a quick cleaning with some sandpaper and then paint them if you like. Just be sure to use a non-toxic paint so it won’t harm your plants.

Trellis Ideas

This handmade trellis would look great as the vines climb it. The sticks make a natural background for any climbing plants. Trellis Idea 1

This idea uses an old swing set A frame. When the plants climb and cover it, it will provide an interesting “centerpiece” to this garden.

Trellis Idea 2

Raspberry Supports

Raspberry trellises are an easy and inexpensive way to get your raspberry plants off the ground.  With trellises, you can easily train the plant onto a support system which will help promote growth while also maintaining high yield production.

Raspberry Supports

Traditionally, raspberry trellis systems were made of wood or metal, however modern cultivation techniques have provided several other options for gardeners.

The traditional wooden trellis utilized wooden stakes to raise the raspberry bushes off the ground. The idea behind this method was that it would provide enough airflow under the plant so that no disease or pests could occur by creating an environment which was not humid or moist at any point.

As time went on, especially in more commercial operations, the metal trellis was created. This system became more popular because it was lighter, easier to install and maintain when compared with wooden trellises.

However, in many cases this method is not the most practical method of raspberry trellising for smaller gardens or in backyard situations due to its size and weight.

Today there are several options available to the home gardener that allow them to trellis raspberry plants without all of the hassle and potential problems involved with a metal shear, like this combination wood and wire trellis.