By magaly basler. pergola design. Published at Sunday, November 12th, 2017 - 20:49:15 PM.
What is a Pergola? If you have heard of pergolas but are still not quite certain of what they are, let me offer you a brief description. A pergola is a structure which creates a cool, shaded, and pleasant area beneath. Support columns run along the sides, connecting to various types of latticed framework above. It is most common to leave the sides of the structure open, while the top may be covered by a variety of plants or vines across the top. You can certainly train your plants to climb to the top of your pergola, so choosing things such as roses, grapes, or jasmine are most appropriate. Climbing plants or vines are not a requirement however, and choosing what you want your structure to look like will depend on your own personal likes. Professional pergola builders will often incorporate their structure into a trellis or gazebo, offering even more accents to the garden. Your pergola might be a simple feature in your garden, or it might even be a more elaborate structure acting as a walkway or pathway, or designed as a corner pergola.
Pergolas can be categorized into two major types based on its position, the entryway and the walkway pergolas. An entryway pergola might appear like a large arbor. Usually, they are used for generating a fascinating visual transition within the yard. They are more attractive and creative alternatives to the fence gates. If you want to further enhance their looks, you can use climbing plants such as clematis, ivy or roses for decorating them. The basic features of the walkway pergolas are similar to that of their entryway counterparts. However, unlike an entryway pergola, which is generally placed near the door, a walkway pergola is placed along a path within the yard or a sidewalk. There are some who use them for adding drama to their yard. Some, on the other hand, use them for creating functional coverings for pools, gardens or garage walks.
Providing a shady or sunny spot. Often pergolas are used as a shady retreat, especially for ’al fresco’ dining. Think about whether you would need sun or shade. It might be that you would use it to sit in the warm evening sunshine, or for sunbathing. The position of the sun would need to be considered carefully to make sure the pergola caught the sun at a good time of day, for you. If you would like the best of both worlds, there are pergola shades on the market that can shield you from the sun when needed.
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
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