Lattice trellis is usually placed close to the side of a house or other structure to create the illusion of plants crawling from the side of the building.
A lattice trellis isn’t limited to the space around structures on your property though. You can use a trellis grid at a location in your landscape. Once you place a railing, you can bring the trellis to life by planting the best plants around it.
- Measure the width between the two posts at the bottom of the trellis. Make the same measurement on the ground where you place the lattice fencing, and mark the spots for each post with a large rock or other temporary object. If you want landscape with the lattice fencing next to your house or some other structure, we recommend placing the fencing at least a foot from the wall.
- Dig holes for each post of the lattice trellis with either a post hole digger or a kick in the stains you marked. If a shovel is used, the opening so small can facilitate width soil wrapping around the pole after the railing is installed. Make the hole deep enough that it can keep the length of the fencing message that you want to bury plus 6 inches.
- Fill every hole you dug with gravel up to about 6 inches and use a ramming tool to push the gravel firmly into the hole. We recommends 3/4 inch gravel for the bottom of the hole.
- Notice the bars and stand up the bars. Hold a level against the underside of the railing. If the lattice railing sits unevenly, add more gravel to the hole, use the ramming tool to press it down, back the railing to the holes and check level again.
- Mix some of the remaining gravel in the ground that removed from the holes and add the mixture to the holes around the posts. Use the ramming tool to firm the ground and grind around the poles.
- Plant green that the lattice trellis can use most effectively and give you the look you want. When selecting plants, pay attention to foliage density and the maximum size of the plant.
- Choose plants that do not increase too close, which can eventually completely darken the trellis, and which do not become too large, which can weigh the trellis below and eventually break it. Climbing roses, ivy and other vines are ideal for lattice gates.