Upon approach, many homes have garage doors that are glaringly obvious. Luckily, nowadays you can obtain very attractive doors for the area in which your cars are stored. However, it also helps to embellish the surrounding area to make those doors blend even better into that picture perfect scene every diligent homeowner hopes to achieve.
But, this is where you need to be cautious. All too often, people decide to grow vines and climbers on the walls surrounding the exterior of their garages. While this can be very attractive, and aid you in softening the overall appearance of this area, it should be approached with care. If you do not take precautionary measures, you may find yourself having to put chisels and other tools to use to remove not only the vines, but damaged sections of the structure itself. This is what I believe is referred to as one step forward and two steps back. Obviously, this is not worth the hassle, and when the risk can be so easily averted, it should be.
To get the look you want, but maintain the integrity of the watertight exterior of your garage, you need to grow the vines up a trellis, and not directly up the walls. Otherwise you will be faced with vines attempting to push through cracks within your walls, or shimmying their way under roof tiles. So just remember this is one of those projects you want to put extra effort into, or you may live to regret not having done so.