Our Basic Tips for Installing Trellis

Trellis is used in a garden for various purposes. It can hide unattractive areas, such as the compost heap, support climbing plants, increase the height of an existing fence or divide the gardens between you and your neighbour. There are various ways to install trellis depending on its purpose, and the process is fairly straightforward. You will need the following items when you install trellis:

  • Trellis
  • Tape Measure
  • Spirit level
  • Power drill and screws
  • Hammer and nails
  • Timber posts

Trellis attached to the wall must allow plants sufficient space between it and the wall to grow. The trellis should, therefore, be fitted to battens which can be mounted to the wall via screws and wall connectors or a steel box. The size of the wall and the length of the trellis should match the number of battens needed. Make sure that the bottom batten exceeds the damp proof course by at least 6 inches. If you don’t, your new trellis could eventually take damp into your home, leading to mould and a variety of health problems amongst your family.

Battens may not be needed when fixing trellis to your fence. It may be possible for you to install the trellis directly on the fence panel depending on the type of fence you have. Freestanding trellis creates a fantastic decorative fence, but it makes installation a little harder. This is because if you want it to stand up indefinitely, you need strong posts fixed in the ground.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you require further support in installing your trellis, or are you unsure which type of trellis would be most suitable for you. Our team is always glad to assist you as and if you need expert advice

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