Set Up a Trellis

Like paths, trellises add architecture and functionality to many yards and make good weekend projects. The kind of trellis you choose and how securely you position it depends on what you plan to grow over it. Climbing roses, climbing hydrangea, wisteria, and grapevines are quite heavy — use stout wood, heavy-duty plastic, or cast iron for these, and plunge the "legs" deep into the ground so the trellis doesn't wobble. Clematis and morning glories can go on lighter structures. See Chapter 12.

.«sfWEff If you're growing a vine that blooms and/or likes sun, don't set up a trellis completely flush against a house wall or a fence; vines need space to grow and good air circulation, and too-close growth can damage the wood or paint of the backdrop

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