Now that summer is at its height, we’re also at the height of our annual gardening spree. Sure, we garden all year round and have plants to cultivate all year round because we love to put in things that bloom in every season, but summertime is undoubtedly the best time for our yard. This year, however, we put in a few things that climb, creep, and grow upward, so we’re in need of a few trellises. Rather than just buying them in stores, however, we’ve convinced ourselves that we could totally make those trellises ourselves, which is why we’ve had our eyes peeled for cool tutorials to get us started and help us along the way.
1. A-frame veggie trellis
Are you growing your first vegetable garden and, like the crop you planted, you’re hoping to find a trellis that is simple and easy to handle? In that case, we think you might get along quite well with the way Vegetable Gardener shows you how to build this wood and wire mesh A-frame vegetable trellis that will give you just what you’re looking for.
2. DIY bamboo wall trellis
Rather than placing a freestanding trellis in your boxed garden itself, would you rather place one agains the wall of your house or a shed, since that’s what your plants are currently trying to climb, without much success? Then we’d definitely suggest helping them out by building this simple, classic bamboo wall trellis outlined step by step on Fine Gardening.
3. Accordion peg track planter trellis
Have you always been the kind of DIY enthusiast who will take just about any craft as an opportunity to upcycle something else if you can? In that case, we think you’ll get a real kick out of this suggestion featured on Bob Vila for using an accordion shaped peg coat rack as a miniature trellis for smaller potted plants! Flip it on its end, bury it in the soil, and voila.
4. Old door trellis
Did we actually catch your attention quite well in our talk of upcycling something else you had around your house into a creative trellis, but you’re looking for something much bigger than a coat rack allows? Well, if you happen to have an entire door to work with, then we think you’ll get a real kick out of the way Dishfunctional Designs turned these vintage doors with their window glass removed to create fantastic, vintage inspired garden stands!