How to Mount a Trellis


A landscape trellis provides a wealth of benefits to your garden, whether you are using it to conserve space, as a privacy wall or a support for larger plant varieties and vines. When mounting a trellis, the key is to choose an ideal location, such as a wall that has the proper sun requirement for the trellis plants.

Step 1

Place your trellis in an area the fits the type of plant you're growing, whether that is full sunlight or shade. The area must also be sturdy, like the side of a house, a property wall, the side of a tool shed, and so forth.

Step 2

Place the trellis flat up against the wall before mounting. Use a level to mark right above the top edges of the trellis on the wall where you want the hooks to be inserted. You need one on each corner, and one in the middle if you wish for added support.

Step 3

Drill into these marked spots about 1 inch to 1 1/2 inch. Don't drill too deep. Manually insert a hook into each hole and push them in until they are sturdy and secure.

Step 4

Pick up the trellis (use an extra set of hands if necessary) and set it onto the hooks. Focus on one side, looping the lattice openings over the hooks, then focus on the other to make sure it is mounted properly. The trellis should be sturdy and even.

Things You'll Need

  • Power drill
  • Trellis hooks


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