As I look out my office window I see this beautiful garden trellis, but it has not always been a beautiful view. When I started my search for a ready-made garden screen trellis none of them were large enough and the prices were over budget like this one I found at Lowe’s. It was only 6 feet 9 inches wide priced at $289.00 and I needed 3 of them so that would have been $867. If I was going to have a trellis I had to make it so I draw up a plan and went lumber shopping to see if I could make it for less. It cost $322.00 to make so loaded up my truck and the Garden Trellis DIY project was underway.
Before garden trellis:
My view before the trellis was uninspiring and downright ugly. I wanted something really amazing and inspiring. I had been thinking about doing something for a few years and I never put it at the top of my to-do list, but that all changed this month since I took the blogger DIY knock-off challenge and it was the one special thing I wanted to accomplish. Please checkout all the amazing knock-off challenge results from all the talented bloggers in the DIY project group at the end of this post you will be glad you did.
I thought I would just replace this old rotten fence with the garden screen trellis, but as you can see the unsightly storage including trash cans would be exposed. So I went back to planning the fence/trellis. I had to replace the privacy fence too to hide my neighbor’s trash and storage it was not the look I wanted, but I could live with it.
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I choose some jasmine to climb and two cone shaped bushes. After planting those I planted moon flower and morning glory seeds between the jasmine so it would fill in the trellis this summer with flowers and greenery.
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The plants I choose are for a full sun to part sun location since this trellis is on the north side of the house and gets some morning and afternoon sun. I will be posting that full how to so please subscribe to receive that straight to your inbox. Added Mr. Frog to help keep the soil moist.
Adding Special Details:
I really liked how it turned out, but I could only enjoy it during and I wanted to see it at night too, so what could I do? I thought of making some lanterns using our famous lantern pattern and using a solar light inside it. More to come on how to make these lanterns to be sure you don’t miss it subscribe to the newsletter below:
I love the cracked shadow pattern these solar globes make.
Another detail I added was custom wooden brackets for the lanterns.
Loved the night time look so much I added 3 more solar lights. The Garden Screen Trellis DIY is complete!
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