Pergola. Wednesday , January 10th , 2018 - 19:29:34 PM
Arbors and pergolas can be designed in many ways, depending on your preferences and needs of your garden or home. Suppose you want to cover the top of a large pergola, the best way is to grow wisteria or grape vines, since they have a tendency to grow horizontally and spread in large areas. Although, it is important to keep in mind that fruit vines may also attract bees and other insects. So, if you want to avoid pests you shouldn’t choose pergola deck design incorporating flowers of fruits.
You can either buy your pergola pre-made; have one custom made or purchase a kit and make it yourself. This is where the budget factor may influence your choice. While they are simple, a good craftsman takes pride in his work and you may find that a well-made custom pergola can be pricier than anticipated. But, you should also keep in mind that a custom made unit will almost always be made with quality and from wood that will stand the test of time, giving you lasting beauty for countless seasons of enjoyment.
The obvious advantage is the conversation factor, as people talk about your pergola and the elegance that it lends to your landscaping. One of the not so obvious advantages if they are done correctly and positioned in the correct manner, are that you can actually use the vines from the pergola to help shade the area that they cover, thereby lowering the overall temperature of the garden area. This is especially true on balmy summer afternoons when the hot sun often causes people to stay inside. A well designed pergola will allow you to once again make use of your garden area for living and entertaining comfortably.
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