Hanging a Wall Trellis

Mrs. Fix It shows us how to hang a wall trellis so that plants aren't too crowded.

A wire trellis is a great way to cover a wall with the climbing vine while keeping it from becoming invasive to your home. Start by marking grit on the wall in chalk. You want the height and width to be divisible by 10, so that you'll end up with a grid pattern where each square is 10 inches by 10 inches. This gives the plant room to move and grow without becoming crowded. Use a drill to bore pilot holes for screw-eye spaces, every 10 inches to form a large square on the wall. Screw all the eyes into place. Then, use a number 18 galvanized wire from your local garden center to wire the trellis. Starting with the top-left corner, thread the wire through the eye. Run it down to the bottom-left corner and then work your way from left to right and up and down. Wire all the vertical support. Then, repeat this process for the horizontal line. When you're finished, cut the wire of both ends so you'll have about a 3-inch tail then wrap it around itself to secure the end. Gently guide your plant under the trellis, securing it within twist tie or a thread if you need to. Now, let your plant do all the work and in a few weeks, you'll have a wonderful wall of green. I'm Mrs. Fixit and it's just that simple. Thanks for watching better.tv; home, family, life. For more information or questions for Mrs. Fixit, write here at mrs.fixit@better.tv.

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