Every garden or outdoor space could use just a little support. That’s where the trellis comes in. This beautiful feature can enhance any outdoor space by giving it both height and dimension. It can be a show-stopping architectural piece, or it can seamlessly blend into the background and let the natural beauty of the surrounding plants shine through. A trellis can be beautiful, transforming a flat garden into a climbing masterpiece. It can also be functional, supporting trees and vegetables until they drop the fruits of their labor.
Adding a trellis to your residential or commercial property is an easy way to enhance the natural beauty of your outdoor space. Interested in how something as simple as a trellis can transform your property? Talk to the skilled contractors at Ware Landscaping. From start to finish, we can help you plan, design, and install a trellis or trellises. Ready for a consultation? Call us at (630) 885-6370 and talk to one of our experienced landscapers about how we can help you implement your outdoor vision.
A trellis is a framework that is comprised of vertical supports and horizontal cross pieces. Trellises are most typically used to train and support climbing plants such as flowers, vines, shrubs, or small trees. They can also be used to support vegetables and even potted plants. A trellis is sometimes confused with its cousin, the lattice. Lattices are made of wooden strips that are arranged in a square or diagonal pattern. While some plants can be trained to climb a lattice, they are more frequently used as a privacy screening or to cover less visually appealing aspects of a home or outdoor space.
While the trellis itself is generally used to show off plants, in the past, the trellis was considered a piece of architectural artwork. They were pieces to be admired on their own and not simply a skeleton for foliage. Today the trellis can be used in a variety of ways, both as structural support for someone’s favorite plants and as a beautiful architectural work that draws the eye to a particular portion of the landscape.
Traditionally the trellis was made from lightweight and flexible wood. Lightweight and flexible woods have been ideal trellis materials because they are easy to form and manipulate into shapes. They are also easily moved to new areas from season to season, depending on an individual’s landscaping needs.
However, today trellises can be made from a variety of materials. Choosing the right material means closely considering what type of plant the trellis will be supporting, where the trellis needs to be placed, and if it should be easily movable. Some of the most common materials used to make trellises include:
Trellises come in a variety of different shapes. Choosing the right shape is all about determining what type of plants you want the trellis to support. Some shapes are better at supporting certain types of plants than others.
Once you establish what types of plants you are interested in, it will be easy to pick the right shape for the job. Some of the most common trellis shapes include:
An experienced landscaper with Ware Landscaping can consult with you about your needs, the type of plants you wish to use, and the area where you want the trellis installed. With this information, we can offer you suggestions on the right material and trellis shape so that you get the maximum benefit from your new piece of landscaping architecture.
Whether you are a master gardener or just want to add some height and dimension to your landscaping, a trellis is the project for you. The landscaping experts at Ware Landscaping are ready to help you plan, design, and install the trellis of your dreams.
Call us today at (630) 885-6370 to talk with one of our qualified experts and schedule a project consultation.