Carefully apply stain or paint with a paintbrush. If using white paint, be sure to carefully brush all of the open areas of the lattice. Another option is to use a brush to paint the posts and spray paint for the lattice work.
Appearance: It is safe to say that some trellises are more stylish than others. If appearance is important to your intended use, then keep this characteristic in mind along with the other requirements of strength, durability and cost.
My very first project was a grape trellis, a very common type of trellis. I have a passion for growing grapes, so I felt this type of trellis was an essential addition to my garden. I didn’t realize how much it changed the overall atmosphere of my yard, and once it was fully complete I had a true sense of accomplishment, a very positive and rewarding experience. Always remember to begin your project with an open and creative mind. Browsing through a variety of plans will help greatly.
Whatever your plans be they a couple of vines or a full scale vineyard, certain considerations must be taken first to ensure success. No small part of that success depends on which of the grape trellis types a grower picks for his grapevine. Here are a few very important points any grape grower should think about at the planning stage.
Keep in mind that the trellis should also be strong enough to withstand all types of weather. You do not want to build something which you will just rebuild in a couple of weeks. Make something that will last long.
Since a grapevine cannot support itself, it will require the use of a trellis in order to grow. Depending on the person growing the grapes, the trellis may vary. You can create a very simple structural support system, or you can create a very decorative one, depending on how you plan to use it. A trellis can be made from materials such as iron, wood, stainless steel, PVC pipe, or even aluminum. You can create your own trellis or purchase a ready-made one. No matter if it is ready-made or created yourself, you will want to ensure that you leave enough room for your grapes to grow. Usually spaces that are eight feet by eight feet are recommended to grow just one grapevine.
Surprised at the possibilities? What other possibilities come to mind? All this and more from the simple garden trellis… who knew?
If you are planning to plant only a few grape plants in your backyard, it is fine if you do not map out the areas where you want to put the trellis. Wooden trellis made of sticks is actually fine for the grape plants in your garden. You do not need to make a fancy trellis. Just make sure that it can support the weight of your grape vines.
Trellises come in many designs and types of material to suit personal style preferences and other requirements. The most common materials are metal (copper, wrought iron, aluminum and steel), plastic or vinyl and, of course, wood (cedar and teak are especially good). To be sure these materials match their ultimate use, consider these factors: