The appearance of your garage door adds or takes away from your curb appeal. If you are on a budget, there are many inexpensive ways to spruce up your garage door. One is the addition of an arbor or trellis, which is becoming increasingly popular. They really do add a nice, stylish touch to an otherwise boring part of your home, especially when you add greenery to the mix.
How To Give Your Garage Door A Makeover
If your garage door needs a makeover, give it a fresh coat of paint before you get the plants growing. It will be quite hard to paint over the plants once they are on the trellis or arbor!
You then need to decide the kind of plant that you want to grow. Bougainvillea, roses, clematis, morning glory and trumpet vines are just a few good climbing flowering vines. Trumpet vines and clematis have a much better chance of survival in the Texas Panhandle climate though. To learn more about the type of plants that do best in West Texas, we recommend you call one of Amarillo’s locally owned gardening shops, such as Pete’s Greenhouse or Coulter Gardens.
The next thing you need to is put up brackets. Before you put them up, mark the points on the garage wall where the brackets will go. The brackets come with a girder and knee brace. You will need a jigsaw and a scroll saw or bandsaw to cut through the corbel ends of every grinder.
You will also need to cut dadoes at the top of every grinder. These will hold the beams that run across the front of the garage. If you have a two or three-door garage, you can put up additional brackets in between the doors.
Next comes the arbor or trellis. These train plants by acting as supports for the vines and climbers and ensure the plants keep to the boundaries so that they frame the garage door rather than growing in a haphazard fashion. These look best when placed over the garage door so that the plant grows upwards and then over the garage door although choice is free.
Now it’s time to plant. You can get ready planted vines and climbers from local gardening shops. You then only need to place the pots at the edge of the garage door. You can also place a pot on either sides so that the plant rise to frame the garage door from both sides. For greater effect, add outdoor lights that light up the plant at night and give them sparkle.
If you have any questions about your garage door, please don’t hesitate to call Willow Creek Overhead Door, a top garage door company in Amarillo, Texas. Owner Tony Hall will be happy to answer any of your questions.