A pergola is one of the easiest additions for backyard landscaping, although it can completely change the character of your outdoor space. Pergolas only provide the illusion of shelter, privacy and secret rooms. But the illusion is enough to encourage you to eat, relax and just spend more time outdoors. Build by yourself or hire a team for a quick, relatively cheap transformation of a low-use area in an instant vacation spot in the courtyard.
Use a pergola to create an outdoor environment and define areas in a backyard. The frame can withstand a vine by a small tree or wisteria or bougainvillea, depending on the weather, by touches of seasonal color. Pergolas that are enough for a large dining table and generous chairs mean that the summer meetings will be in your backyard, with plenty of space for the kids to run in sight, while the adults relax at the table. Choose some grapes or a newly opened rose from a vine in cantilever. Dinner grill in your brick or stone oven. Hang a wire chandelier full of votive candles and citronella candles and enjoy the outdoor living, Tuscan style.
One, narrow curved pergola delineates the boundary between the terrace and garden, and suggests a path of meditation between the two. Plant the pergola with vines and a mixture of perennial leaves and annual plants for the foliage in all seasons. Build large and tall plant areas that hide the slab path under the pergola of the view. Keep alternate sections planted under the light, and a breeze and a varied view. Set up a small bench or two along the way for a contemplative pause along the shady promenade.
Hideaway Shadow Spotted
A simple square pergola erected over a paver and the vegetable cover of the courtyard can attract a lone reader to the confines of the garden. The structure can be planted again with giant ferns, ornamental herbs and flourishing vines to add a mystery note and attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Or it could be an austere, Zen-weather-resistant wooden shelter, such as cedar or teak, designed to send changes in shadow patterns over a pair of chairs or a hammock underneath.
Add a porch of your house with a narrow patio spreader covered by a pergola of columns. Perennial plant, woody flourishing vines more of the best beams and columns use recovered materials established in the low concrete bases as the support for the open beam “roof”. Attach lattice arcs curve to the columns to hold more vines. Finish the end of the porch with another “wall” lattice. The painting of the pergolas, columns and lattice lattices all of the same color to tie the various elements of the “portico” together. Lanterns that hold the candles can hang from the beams to brighten the area at night. Or run some cables discreetly along the beams to power a ceiling fan or electric lights.