Does your garden need support? Here’s how to build your own DIY garden supports for healthier, happier, more productive plants!
While some garden plants do just fine standing on their own, many others require some type of support for maximum health and productivity. Tomatoes and peppers, for example, will benefit greatly from supports. So will cucumbers, some melons and squash, beans and peas, and bramble berries such as raspberries or blackberries.
There are a number of benefits that providing proper supports can provide for your plants, such as improved air circulation to prevent disease, making crops easier to harvest, and making use of vertical space so that you can comfortably fit more plants into your available garden area.
Of course, you could always go out and buy a trellis, but it’s actually quite easy to make your own supportive structures for your garden – and it allows you to customize the design of your supports to your plants’ specific needs. Sometimes you can even give old furniture pieces – such as bed frames or old screen doors – new life in your garden as garden supports – without having to buy any materials at all!
The infographic below will give you some great ideas for what types of supports work best for which plants, what supplies you will need to build your own, and more. For more information, including detailed building instructions, just visit the link at the bottom.