Browse All Recipes

Like on Facebook

Daily Newsletter

EBook - Buy One Get One!


iTunes | Stagetecture Radio

Ronique Gibson - | Blog Talk Radio Feed

Most Recent Posts

  • Summer Entertaining: Planning The Perfect Picnic
    Summer Entertaining: Planning The Perfect Picnic
  • Summer Dessert Recipe: French Macaron Cookies Recipe
  • Family Travel: How to Vacation with a Toddler
  • Pan Seared Chicken Breast With Herbs & Potato Hash
  • How to Use Repurposed Materials to Improve your Decor
Posted by

DIY Sat. #157 – How to Train Climbing Plants (Video)

Entry #2666, July 20, 2013

Enhancing the looks of your walls isn’t always done through repainting or hanging decorative items. You can makeover your walls naturally and your outdoor home is a great place to start.  This is done by growing evergreen plants to your walls. With evergreen plants, you can be sure that your walls will look attractive in a natural way.

But growing evergreen plant to crawl on your walls  isn’t done overnight. It involves proper procedure and training of this type of plant to dwell against your walls. You have to spend time and dedication to make sure that your evergreen plants will grow healthy and grassy.

climbing plants idea

Train your plants to climb walls

Image via: Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape

Video: How to Train Climbing Plants

Link to Video –> Training Climbing Plants

Check out these effective tips on training evergreen plants to grow against walls:

How to Train Plants to Climb Walls

  • Make a frame over your wall area that you want the evergreen plant to cover. This can be done by placing equally spaced nails on your wall area. It is very important to use hot-dipped galvanized nails to prevent rust developing on your walls.
  • To make sure that the evergreen plants are stuck in your preferred area, knit thin galvanized-steel wires and linking each nail one after the other.
climbing plants window frame

Climbing plants around a window frame idea

Image via: Goessling Design

  • Monitor the plant’s growth. When you see a stretch of branches growing, strap it up gently with a piece of string to the galvanized-steel wires. This will serve as guiding force to the evergreen plants to grow according to plan. There’s no way that the branches can just grow anywhere. This process will keep the branches under control and influence their growth direction.
  • Prune the branches on a regular basis or as it is necessary. For best results, take advantage of the spring and winter seasons. These seasons stimulate growth of the evergreen plants. For plants with flowers or berries, midsummer is the best pruning season.
climbing plants fence

Climbing plants idea for a fence or trellis

Image via: Westover Landscape Design, Inc.

These are just some of the helpful tips on training evergreen plants to perfectly grow against walls. It may take some of your time and efforts but when you see the result, everything will be all worth it!

For more outdoor gardening ideas, click here.

For more DIY ideas on Stagetecture, & Stagetecture’s YouTube Channel, click here.


Related Posts with Thumbnails

Receive Stagetecture's Daily Lifestyle Ideas

FREE - Daily emails with recipes, home decor, D.I.Y, and lifestyle tips! : ) Who doesn't need help?

0 0 3431 20 July, 2013 Curb appeal, D.I.Y., Exterior home, Outdoors/Recreation July 20, 2013

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Stagetecture Favorites

  • Easy Ways to Add More Value to your Outdoor Home
    Easy Ways to Add More Value to your Outdoor Home
  • Spring Gardening: Creative Container Garden Ideas
  • Eye-Catching Spring Curb Appeal Ideas
  • Olioboard Inspiration: Preparing your Spring Porch for Enjoyment
  • 10 Tips to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal
  • Last Minute Outdoor Decorations for your Halloween Porch
  • 3 Simple Ways to Add Curb Appeal to your Outdoor Home

Join Me


About Me

Stagetecture combines my passions - architecture, home staging, organization, food recipes, decor, and everything home! Poke around, stay awhile, there's something here for you!

-Ronique Gibson, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP

Ronique's Full Profile

 Meet Stagetecture Contributors  

My Writing Services

Writing Services

Pinterest Favorites

  • Guest Blogger: Beautifying your Winter Home with Indoor Orchids
    Guest Blogger: Beautifying your Winter Home with Indoor Orchids
  • Guest Blogger: How Your Kitchen Can Help you be Healthy
  • Guest Blogger: Using Plants to Soften your Hardscape Pool Area
  • How to Create More Space in Your Small Kitchen Pantry
  • DIY Picture Frame Ideas for your Artwork
  • Astrology Home: Week of Feb. 21 – Completion & Creativity Goals
  • DIY Saturday #69 How to Make your Bathroom Safe for Aging Adults (Video)