Moving from an apartment to a first home meant I could finally have a garden! Well, that was until I realized the soil was solid clay and my low fence left me feeling a little too exposed. So I designed and built a raised bed and trellis to provide a great south facing SFG space and a privacy screen.
Time: 4 Days Cost: $350 Difficulty: Moderate
Here’s the completed project!
The day I closed on the house I submitted a request to the Architectural Review Committee for our HOA. After getting an idea off Pintrest, I used Realtime Landscaping Architect 2016’s free trial to measure out and model how the trellis would fit into the rest of the landscaping at my new house.
With acceptance of the request, I ripped out and transplanted three existing butterfly bushes and two of three needlepoint hollies. I eventually took out the last holly, but I didn’t have anywhere to transplant it.
Ahhh! My drainage from the back roof goes under my patio and came out right in the middle of my new bed. So I had to dig it up and redirect it another 10ft. (I lost the pics from building the trellis. My parents came out to help. Posts went in first, then the braces, then the top spans, then the sticks on top, and finally the lattice.)
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