How to Hang a Pot Trellis


A pot trellis is a specialty trellis, typically made out of metal, designed for hanging pots. These unique trellises are typically molded with creative curved designs to provide ample hooking space for all types of gardening planters. To avoid tipping and damage to the pots during windy days, it is important to properly hang and secure the pot trellis to a stable wall.

Step 1

Locate the studs in the wall in the general area the trellis will be hung.

Step 2

Place the trellis against the wall and determine where the mounting hooks will be placed. Mark the locations with a pencil. The hooks can go either on the sides or top and bottom of the trellis. The goal is to place as many hooks as possible into the wall's studs for added strength.

Step 3

Check the places marked with a leveler to ensure they are completely even; otherwise, the trellis will hang crooked.

Step 4

Drill a whole one bit size smaller into the wall to prep the wall for the screws.

Step 5

Place the mounting hook over the holes and drill in the screws with a screwdriver bit on the drill.

Step 6

Hang the pot trellis and arrange the planting pots as desired.

Things You'll Need

  • Stud finder
  • Pencil
  • Level
  • Drill
  • 4 mounting hooks
  • 1-inch screws


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Ann White is a freelance journalist with prior experience as a Corporate and Business Attorney and Family Law Mediator. She has written for multiple university newspapers and has published over 300 articles for publishers such as EHow and Garden Guides. White earned her Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in English literature.