DIY Your Own Trellis With This Easy And Affordable Garden Hose Hack

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Just because your old water hose is full of holes doesn't mean you have to throw it away. You can easily repurpose it into something useful in the garden that will last you a few more growing seasons. Your hose can become a trellis that will help support and protect your plants. Choose a frame for the trellis, whether it be a couple of metal stakes or an upcycled photo frame, and cut the hose so that it reaches from one end of the frame to the other. Tie the hose to the frame by threading a wire or sturdy twine through the hose and tying it to each side of the stake.

This project is a good one to remember because you can make it any size you want since you can choose any frame. This lends itself to being a versatile project you can use for any plant in the garden, and you can make one every time a hose breaks. It's a great way to make the most out of the money you spend on your garden supplies.

Make the trellis the way you need it

You can really put your upcycling skills to the test with this project. The frame can be made from anything that will hold up to the weather. Use a broken trellis that's missing the middle parts, an old door or window frame, or leftover wood from a different project. You can also buy materials like thick wooden dowels from Amazon if you don't have anything reusable on hand. You can also go smaller and use this project for container plants by using smaller frames and stakes.

Customize this project based on the needs of your plants. Tall and lanky plants with a few stems, like tomatoes, will need fewer rungs to hold them upright, while vining plants will benefit from several rungs so tendrils can cling onto them more easily. You can also get creative and create A-frame or arching trellises for large plants like cucumber and pumpkin vines, but you'll need to make sure everything is sturdy so it doesn't collapse under the weight of the fruit.