are backyard ideas that are fairly simple to build taking no longer than a weekend to construct with some taking no longer than a day. Garden trellises can be used to support everything from climbing roses to some of the more heavy duty grapevines. In the video below take note that Arctic Kiwis were planted at the base of this garden trellis, these vines grow quickly and will produce edible fruit very similar to the larger version kiwis you purchase at the grocery store.
Garden trellises video info:
- The structure is constructed entirely of pressure treated lumber.
- The size of the garden trellis is 80 inches between the support posts and 110 inches to the top of the support beams.
- Construction materials consist of:
(3) 4 x 4 x 8’-0” pressure treated posts.
(1) 4 x 6 x 8’-0” pressure treated beam.
(6) 2 x 6 x 10”-0” pressure treated joists.
(2) 2 x 2 x 8’-0” pressure treated slats.
(3) 3/8” x 3” lag bolts.
(3) galvanized hangers for 2 x 6 joists
(2) Concrete pier blocks.
Screws rated for pressure treated lumber.
- The bases of the two 4 x 4 support posts are simple concrete pier blocks that have been buried in a raised planter box.
- Take note of the 45°bracing at the post and beam intersection. These will help remove any lateral sway your garden trellis might experience.
- If you decide you would like an Arctic Kiwi as well on your garden trellises be sure to buy both male and female plants, otherwise you will have no fruit.
As you can see garden trellises can be a great way to add a splash of beauty or a small area shade to your backyard. When constructed properly garden trellises should last for at least a couple of decades and as each year passes your trellis plantings will mature and become even more striking.