By melisa elkins. pergola design. Published at Sunday, November 12th, 2017 - 20:49:17 PM.
Do you like the idea of having a pergola? The right pergola, in the right place, is a wonderful structure that can enhance your garden in no time at all. And it will reward you handsomely for many years to come. With this in mind, let’s look at why you might include one in your garden. There are several things to consider, in order to get it right. These are - Type, Style, Placement These are important factors in making your pergola sit comfortably in the overall design. An inappropriate type, style or position can jar the eye, upsetting the general feel of the garden design. Therefore, before going ahead, a little careful planning is required to make sure your pergola has a clearly defined purpose. Having said that, there may be more than one reason for building a pergola. Take a look at the six main purposes and see if your ideas fit in any of the categories
Creating a journey through the garden. It is really important to create an element of surprise in a garden, leading the eye from one feature to another, whether that feature is another structure, a plant, border, statue or pond. It gives the feeling of the garden being an exciting place to be, with something new to experience just around the corner. A pergola is an excellent way to divide a garden in to sections, and can be used with trellising to great effect. This type of pergola is often called a walkway, because we walk under it rather than sitting under it.
Romance This can be achieved in several ways and doesn’t necessarily involve more than one person! A walkway pergola or a swinging arbour might be just the job, with plenty of fragrant and beautiful plants to give your garden a wonderfully romantic feel. For a more intimate romantic setting, look at the ideas in the socializing section, applying them a little differently: for instance, calming colours, stronger smelling climbing plants or even incense, soft and luxurious furnishings, warmth and subdued lighting - all to heighten the senses.
Plastic and Fibreglass Another variation of roofing for pergolas includes using plastic or fibreglass. The advantage of these options is that they are lightweight and inexpensive. They may also be easily cut to size and allows the light to filter in depending on the colour of the roof. They also protect the pergola from the harsher elements of the weather including the rain and snow. Also, ultraviolet radiation may be reduced when using these two options. Although plastic may not be a green choice, Fibreglass can be manufactured from recycled materials.
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