115 photos of simple ways to make and use in landscape design
Every person who has his own summer cottage or a private house strives to make it the best — beautiful, functional and absolutely different from others. To achieve this goal, many ideas have been developed. Such as the creation of decorative paths, interesting gazebos, beautiful flower beds, pools, fountains and rare, unusual flowers and trees.
Another useful tool in the arrangement of the site is a trellis. This is a very interesting device, which is designed to invest in the care of climbing plants. It also serves as a wonderful decorative element and gives the space a feeling of lightness and mystery.
In this article you will find information about the types, methods of manufacture, drawings of the trellis. And also how to use it correctly.
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Watch the video: do-it-yourself garden trellis
And so, the snow is melting and it’s time to equip and ennoble your garden plot. How to make it the most attractive? You need to organize some beautiful flower beds. To do this, we want to tell you about exactly what they can be.
But before you start laying out flower beds, it is worth preparing the garden: laying a beautiful lawn and dividing it into different zones using narrow paved paths. They will harmoniously divide the space and allow your guests to enjoy beautiful floral creations.
What is a trellis and how did they enter our lives?
A trellis is a device that resembles a lattice in shape and serves as a support point for plants: raspberries, grapes, etc. But, like any good invention, it perfectly combines beauty and functionality, which makes it indispensable when decorating the site.
Tapestries are wooden, metal or plastic. You can choose the material that suits you. And this allows you to use the design for decorating summer cottages of various styles: classic, modern, etc.
The first mention of a trellis for grapes, as a decorative element, can be traced back several centuries. She managed to maintain her popularity for a long time and even now she is recognized as an undeniable element of any well-groomed garden.
The design came to Russia from Europe, where it was used to decorate the garden space. Rose trellises were especially popular. Today, when vertical, climbing plants are back in fashion, trellises are again experiencing the peak of demand and popularity.
Tapestries perfectly complement the plants, highlighting their most striking features. A plant that has been able to stretch vertically absorbs the energy of the sun much better. And accordingly it grows faster and has a healthier shade.
Having learned how to create trellises with your own hands, you can remake an old, terrible fence, adapting it for any decorative loach. Or by planting a plant in a certain place, you can close the view on the unsightly parts of the site. Or arrange an interesting gazebo by placing a trellis instead of a roof.
Tapestries are perfect for creating a living fence. By placing them correctly, you can enclose a recreation area or a place with a pool, fountain, etc. Any space with such an original fence will look stylish and advantageous.
Types of tapestries and what material is better to choose
The main materials are: plastic, wood, metal alloys. For summer cottages, small wooden slats are usually chosen. About 15 mm wide.
Before you make a trellis, even at the frame planning stage, you need to consider the dimensions of the future plant and its growth potential. The more voluminous the plant and its leaves are, the more durable and reliable the frame should be.
Appearance and shape can be completely different. Examples of tapestries can be seen in the photo. The design is limited only by your imagination and physical capabilities, but you can always hire a designer and a craftsman to make a design.
An important point is that the reliability and stability of the structure directly depends on the scale of the cells. The larger the scale, the less reliable and stable the entire structure will be. And small cells will create a powerful, reliable and safe structure.
It was found that cells no larger than 100 mm would be the best option. Blocks and slats are attached to each other with nails or any similar materials.
It is important not only to choose the scale of the cells well, but also to make the design homogeneous. And the cells should be of the same shape, design and size throughout the entire vertical.
As an interesting design solution, you can make several vertical or horizontal rows, with elements smaller or larger in diameter. But, remember that everything should be in moderation and such delights affect the reliability of the design.
If we talk about the types of tapestries, then we can distinguish the shape of a square, triangle and rectangle for wooden elements. Plastic and metal are as unlimited in design as wood.
Unusual materials when creating a tapestry
In an effort to save on materials or in the desire to adapt unnecessary trash, we often find interesting solutions. We share with them on the Internet and they are gaining popularity. For example, tapestries made of plastic pipes and the remains of reinforcing structures have now become popular.
This technique is suitable for creating a heavy-duty frame. It is able to withstand even a large number of ripe grapes.
To create a design you need:
- Armature 300 cm long, 1 cm in diameter, made of iron.
- Plastic pipe with a length of about 60 cm and a width of 1.3 cm.
- Metal clamps with screw.
- Tool for working on metal.
The most important step is correct measurements and, based on them, accurate calculations. If you make a mistake here, then the design may not work out or its appearance, stability, etc. will suffer. The above materials are enough for a trellis 250-300 cm wide. The length will vary depending on the number of plastic pipes.
Stages of creating a trellis step by step:
- the reinforcement is divided in half, each should be 150 cm long;
- 150 cm of reinforcement are placed in the corners of the future structure, they should go into the ground by 40-60 cm;
- through each meter it is necessary to drive additional supports into the ground;
- pipes are put on top of all protruding supports, which forms the basis for the structure;
- further, with the help of clamps, a longitudinal row is created, the distance between them should be about 70 cm.
The result is a very strong, and most importantly, safe design. It is able to withstand even particularly powerful vines.
And most importantly, the materials for its manufacture often remain after summer repairs, and the service life is much higher than that of structures made from natural materials. Since plastic does not rot, it is not afraid of moisture, dirt or temperature changes.
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Post published: 14.10
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