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 Wayfair. It was only 6 feet wide, priced at $355.99, and I needed 3 of them, so that would have been $1,067.97.
Suppose I would have a trellis I had to make it, so I drew up a plan and went lumber shopping to see if I could make it for less. It cost $322.00 to make, so I loaded up my truck, and the Garden Trellis DIY project was underway.
How to Build a Garden Trellis
My view before building the privacy screen trellis was uninspiring and downright ugly. So 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.
I thought I would 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. Unfortunately, I had to replace the privacy fence to hide my neighbor’s trash and storage; it was not the look I wanted, but I could live with it.
Garden Trellis Plantings
The garden trellis needed to coordinate with the other wood structures in our yard and garden, such as obelisk, birdhouses, window flower boxes, DIY shutters, hose posts, and the floating deck, lanterns, and the side table.
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I choose some jasmine to climb and two cone-shaped bushes. After planting those, I planted moonflower 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 garden trellis screen looked great, but I wanted to add some more details. A hanging planter was what I decided to add to both ends with these simple brackets.
I choose the plants for 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 the day, 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.
I loved the nighttime look so much I added 3 more solar lights. The Garden Screen Trellis DIY is complete.
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