When you have a large expanse of house that looks a little bare and a small budget try this DIY simple lattice for $20. There are lots of beautiful plants that need some support to grow but will fill in an area quickly.
We are going to be putting this house on the market soon and I wanted to brighten up the front of the house, but could never figure out what to do.
Then I saw an episode of Fixer Upper where Joanna had an over-sized trellis installed over a brick planter on a large expanse of the house. It provided visual interest and fit the space perfectly.
I went shopping online and at local garden stores, but was unable to find exactly what I wanted. Online there were some cute options, but they were more than I wanted to spend and the size wasn’t right. So, I decided to build my own to fit the space.
Supply List for the Trellis
- 1″x2″x8′ white pine boards
- brad nailer or stapler
- air compressor
- Water sealant product. I used this one, ‘>Flood CWF-UV as it maintains the color longer. This product is guaranteed for 4 years unless it’s on your deck where you get more foot traffic, then it’s guaranteed for 2 years.
- Position the trellis in your preferred spot, mark the two or more areas where you will attach the trellis
- Drill into the mortar between the bricks
- Tap in the anchors until flush
- Screw through the trellis into the plastic anchors
- Plant your climbing plant. If it isn’t tall enough to reach the trellis yet, then tie a string to one of the runners and attach that to the trellis.
I really wish I had been able to find a fully grown leafy vine to add to the trellis, but it was too late in the summer to find any plants. I can only hope that the new owners love the new addition!
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