How to Hang a Trellis


A garden or landscape trellis provides a privacy wall from neighbors, can provide more growing room for plants and add an architectural element. A trellis can be hung on the side of a house or an additional wall, like a toolshed. Before installing a trellis to your garden, think about the type of plants that will be supported with the trellis, as well as its desired location.

Step 1

Make sure your trellis location is in an area with adequate sun for the plants that will be planted there. The wall you are hanging it on should be sturdy.

Step 2

Position the trellis against the sturdy flat wall. The key is to secure it enough so that it won't fall over from the weight of a maturing plant. Use a level and mark the top edges with a marker where you will be inserting the hooks.

Step 3

Drill holes for the trellis hooks right at the marked locations with the power drill carefully, making sure you don't go too wide or deep. Insert a hook into each of these holes, drilling a third directly in the middle for added support if necessary.

Step 4

Pick up the trellis with both hands and hang it onto the hooks, looping the wooden opening from the trellis on top of the hooks. Make sure the trellis is firmly against the surface.

Things You'll Need

  • Gardening work gloves
  • Trellis
  • Power drill
  • Trellis hooks


  • Installing a Trellis
  • Hanging a Trellis

Who Can Help

  • Building a Trellis
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Lauren Wise has more than eight years' experience as a writer, editor, copywriter and columnist. She specializes in food, wine, music and pop culture. Her writing has appeared in various magazines, including "Runway," "A2Z," "Scottsdale Luxury Living" and "True West." Wise holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Arizona State University.