A pergola is an outdoor structure with four columns and a slatted roof. It is one of the most popular features in a backyard, besides gazebos, arbors, and pagodas. When considering how to improve the landscape, you have more options than just plants. Installing a pergola is a great way to create extra living, entertaining, and gardening space.
Places a Pergola Can Go
A pergola can go more or less wherever you want it to be. It can be next to or sometimes attached to the house, on one side of your deck, or stand alone on a patio near or away from your house. This structure is a statement piece that is sure to add stately style and a number of practical applications.
The most basic function that it has is to provide shade. Its slatted roofing allows for more or less sunshine, depending on the time of day. Along with more or less sunshine comes more or less shade, which is precisely what you need to enjoy the outdoors in greater comfort. Remember, though, that its open roof doesn’t keep out the rain or snow. If you want to stay relatively dry underneath, you can install a clear plastic or vinyl screen over it.
Define and Extend Living Space
Beyond the mere practicality of shade, pergolas define outdoor spaces and allow one to create a “room” in which to entertain, dine, relax, or all of the above. Outdoor dining sets and furniture sets can easily fit underneath one. Now, you can take in the significant benefits of spending time in the open air and sunshine.
A lesser-known advantage to pergolas is that they make a great gardening space. Underneath the pergola? Actually, pergolas are great for growing things on its structure. Vines of all kinds do very well climbing its columns and winding over the roof. It is ideal for either a vegetable or flower gardener.
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