LANDSCAPING WITH PERGOLAS, ARBORS, TRELLISES & GAZEOBOS
It’s not surprising that outdoor spaces today have truly become a "home outside of home" and adding a garden structure to your landscape can create visual interest and a point around which your landscape can develop. Some structures can also provide an additional entertainment area or a just a place to relax and unwind. Garden structures such as pergolas, gazebos, arbors, trellises and even fences can help to define the style of your garden, improve accessibility to all areas of your property via pathways or walkway, and can enhance and add detail to an otherwise uninteresting area. Making your home more appealing from the outside will not only add to your outdoor space, but it can also increase your home’s value! When designing a garden or landscape, garden structures are often the first considerations, since many times they are the focal point. Whether you’re dreaming of an entry way into your outdoor space or some cover in the in the garden the possibilities are endless. Here are a few garden structures you may want to consider for your landscape:
Gazebos – This garden structure can provide the perfect centerpiece for your yard, offering a sanctuary that family and friends can enjoy year-round in the majority of climates. Most are open-air structures; however; screened-in gazebos are more practical for waterfront locations or in areas where bugs can be a problem. Before selecting the gazebo for your yard, consider the lifestyle you live, your climate, and your location.
Arbors - This classical element of landscape architecture can help create an entrance or highlight a pathway. Even a simple arbor over your front walk will dress-up your yard and make your entrance a memorable one. For the most impact, choose an arbor that fits with the style and scale of your home. Like gazebos, arbors can be both decorative and/or functional.
Pergolas –This shade structure is often built over a deck or patio and can also be used as a trellis to support vines. Pergolas can be a stand-alone feature or can be attached to other structures such as an existing wall. Pergolas can add visual interest and can provide extra shade and seclusion.
Trellises – This classic landscape feature offers a perfect blend of functionality and beauty. A trellis gives vines and other climbers a place to grow while adding structure, style and an architectural element to the garden. A trellis can also help to define a space, frame a wall or provide privacy. Whether you like casual or formal gardens, or something in between, a trellis can be used in a variety of ways and places in the landscape.
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