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Your Summer Garden Needs an Irrigation System

Posted on May 11th, 2018

Your Summer Garden Needs an Irrigation System

With spring here, it is time to begin planting our gardens so we can enjoy those fresh and beautiful veggies. The warmer weather is the perfect time to create and cultivate our gardens, and a garden trellis is a welcome addition.

What You Will Need

If you want to make your own garden trellis, there are a few supplies you will need to have to get started on this easy project:

  • 8-four-foot-long garden stakes
  • 2 cans of spray paint-whatever color you choose
  • 2-inch wood screws
  • A sheet of concrete remesh with 6-inch squares, cut into two pieces with measurements of 35 inches by 31 inches
  • Stainless steel hinges with screws, 2-inches wide
  • Wire cutters
  • Staple gun
  • Hammer
  • Drill
  • Clamps

Once you have gathered all the materials and tools you will need, you can then begin to follow the steps and construct your very own garden trellis. Before putting anything together, remember to cut the remesh into two different pieces of 35 inches by 31 inches and make sure the four-foot long garden stakes are one inch by one inch.

How to Assemble the Frame

First, you will want to start assembling the frame of the garden trellis. Each of the 1x1 garden stakes should be 34-inches long, and they are then attached to the end of a 34-inch 1x1 using the wood screws you should already have in your possession.

Next, measure down the stakes about thirty inches and place a mark, then line to the top of the edge of the other piece with that mark and repeat it to make the second frame. Once the frame is assembled, you can paint it any color you desire.

How to Attach the Grid

After the frame is completed and the paint is dry, you will then begin to attach the grid to the frame. Center the edges of the remesh to the frame and use a staple gun to attach the mesh into place on the frame.For a better hold, you can also hammer in the staples.

Assemble the Garden Trellis

Finally, you are able to finish assembling the garden trellis. The two frames should be placed back to back, and then they get clamped at the corners. You then measure twelve inches from the top corners of the frame, and that is where the hinges should be placed. You can then carefully attach the hinges to the frame using screws.

Using Your Garden Trellis

Now that you have your own garden trellis, you can begin taking advantage of it. A garden trellis will effectively enhance and improve the overall aesthetic of your garden, while also ensuring that space remains functional. A garden trellis is perfect for all those veggies you wish to grow including beans and peas, cucumbers, squash, melons, and tomatoes, just to name a few. Planting these vegetables vertically using a garden trellis will help save space in the garden and will make managing garden pests even easier. All this means that you will waste fewer vegetables because you will find they are safer and more secure and much easier to care and maintain a garden trellis. Vine vegetables and climbers are the ideal plants to use with a garden trellis, and you will find just how well they grow when placed vertically on the trellis. An A-frame garden trellis can also be used as a divider in the garden and will make a wonderful focal point with climbing vines as well.

Irrigation System for Better Veggies 

You can't have a nutritious, colorful, and aesthetically pleasing garden without a top-notch irrigation system. To achieve your ideal garden for the summer contact 512 Landscaping today!

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