In façade greening, trellises are mounted on walls and for that there is a large overview. In addition, wooden trellis can also stand free, so in the garden, as a screen, or a pergola. Here you will find suggestions for self-construction! There are vertical lath arrangements possible, but also diamonds shaped or chequers. The trellises can also be made of plastic, especially in planter boxes. Furthermore, there are free-standing trellis of metal or bamboo.
Wooden trellises can also be set up as a plant supports in the garden. For this purpose, commercially available or self-built trellises or lattices are connected to a post, preferably a 7 x 7 cm squared Robinia timber. The thick cross-section is necessary so that the trellis does not fall over in wind and storm. At the same time, such a squared timber can be set into a commercially available, galvanized ground sleeve .The rotting of the post in the ground area is thus prevented, and the trellis can stand many years or decades!
Often free standing trellises are combined with planter boxes. With the weight of the plant soil, the trellis is then stable even under wind pressure. Especially annual perennials, but also Clematis are suitable for such trellises. To prevent rotting, plastic is often used instead of wood.
If a trellis is to serve as a privacy screen, larger elements are required, for example, 2 m x 2 m. Most of them have a sturdy wooden frame. In full vegetation, they offer the wind a large surface (like a sail) and must be firmly anchored. They are usually installed between to posts.