Add Vertical Space to Your Garden in 15 Seconds!

One of my favorite ways, and one of the most versatile, quick and inexpensive ways, to easily add vertical space in the garden is using ladder mesh blocks. Plants love growing vertically up the repurposed trellis, and it’s easy to install anywhere in the garden. 

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What is Ladder Mesh Block? ​

Ladder mesh block is used in masonry applications when building. It reinforces the horizontal mortar joints of masonry block walls, but that’s not what I use it for…. 

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EASY TO FIND​

Ladder mesh block can be found in the building and masonry department of big box home improvement stores for around $3 (depending on the width you choose). 

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LONG AND FLEXIBLE​

Ladder mesh block is available in a narrow width (shown) and a wider width. Both widths are about 10 1/2 feet long. 

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Place both ends in the soil to make a trellis for your garden. Place them wherever you need them in the garden. When no longer needed, simply pull them out and store for later use. Or look around the garden as there might be another spot in need of a trellis. 

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Use several in a row when you have more than one climbing plant.

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Ladder mesh block trellises are great for peas, beans, cucumbers, and small vining squash. 

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Place both ends in containers next to each other to allow plants to climb between the containers.

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  • Plants left to sprawl on the ground can attract unwanted pests and diseases. 
  • More pollinators, sunlight, and air reach plants when gardening vertically.
  • Spend a little time each day tucking plants in and around the trellis. 
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Use several ladder mesh block panels in containers to make a statement in the garden. 

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