Decorative Garden Screens & Trellis Panels – An Elegant Addition to Your Garden

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Whether you want to grow your own herbs and vegetables, or just want to add an elegant touch to your garden’s landscape, decorative garden screens and trellis panels are excellent options. This gardening guide will show you what types of decorative garden screens and trellis panels are available, and how you can use them in your yard to add elegance, colour, and more to your landscape design.

Why Use Garden Screens?

Garden screens and trellis panels can help create a sense of privacy in your outdoor space and provide some shade during the summer. They are usually made of wood, aluminum, or vinyl. They are often custom-made to fit any size area, but you can also buy kits that are pre-fabricated in standard sizes. You may want to install them at an angle if you have a slope on your property so they don’t fall over. If you’re not sure what kind of screen would be best for your situation, consider consulting with a professional designer or contractor. Some popular materials for garden screens include:

Wood – Wood is used more than any other material for garden screens because it is sturdy and lasts longer than other materials such as plastic. However, there are other benefits to using wood; such as its natural beauty and environmental friendliness. Wood is recyclable, which means it doesn’t contribute to landfill problems as metal screening does.

 • Metal – Metal garden screens offer an elegant appearance while providing long-lasting durability. The style varies from simple horizontal bars (like picket fences) to complex geometric patterns (like chain mail). Although metal screening has been treated with chemicals that increase its resistance against corrosion by salt spray, it still requires regular painting or treatment with a rust preventive coating.

Types of Screens

Garden screens and trellis panels are an elegant addition to any garden. They’re perfect for adding shade or as a decorative focal point. When designing your screens, you’ll need to think about the size of your space, the type of plants you want in your garden, and what the purpose of the screen is. You might want to use a trellis panel if you have vines climbing up a wall and want them contained in one area so they don’t grow into other parts of your garden. For example, consider using them around a patio so that guests don’t get poked by vines during their outdoor meals.

Screen Construction Considerations

A few important considerations when designing your screen include privacy, ventilation, light control, and the type of plants you want to grow. Privacy is most important if your garden will be visible from the street or another property. You might want more light for an indoor garden with ferns or other shade-loving plants. It’s also worth considering how much room you have in your yard and how many people are going to use it on a regular basis. The size of screen should be large enough so that people can walk behind it without feeling cramped. When deciding what type of screening material you’ll need, think about whether or not you plan to grow climbing plants on the trellis panels.

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