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Pergolas Are A Timeless Landscaping Addition

This article was originally sourced from Lowes.com


Make Your Patio Prettier With a Pergola

Your outdoor space should feel like an extension of your home so why not give it a roof? Pergolas are a great way to add partial coverage over seating areas and dining tables. They also provide a place for plants to climb in gardens and are a beautiful decorative feature on a walkway. Wherever you plan to set up your pergola, this structure is perfect for enhancing the design of your backyard.

Types of Pergolas

Pergolas can be installed three different ways, including anchored, freestanding, and wall mounted. Anchored options are secured to the ground or patio by cement or stakes, and some models come with decorative foot covers to hide the hardware keeping the pergola in place. Wall-mounted or attached options attach to your home’s exterior and extend across the patio with two legs offering support on the other side. If you’re looking for something less permanent, freestanding pergolas can be set up on any level area and moved if needed.

Pergola Materials

Choose a pergola based on the overall look you’re going for and your budget. A wooden pergola is a classic choice, lending rustic vibes to your space. Wood options include cedar pergolas, which are resistant to weather, mildew, and pests, giving you a durable, natural structure for your yard. Metal pergolas enhance your outdoor area with a more modern flair and provide durability against the elements. Other available materials include plastic, which combines the charming look with rust, rot, and splinter resistance and comes at a more affordable price point.

Features and Accessories

Designed with slatted roofs, pergolas only offer partial shade. If you want the option of sun protection, consider adding a pergola cover to the structure. Some even come with pergola canopies already attached, and they’re adjustable to combat the sun’s rays during any part of the day.

Get Started On Your Landscape

Make your backyard a place you love spending time by adding a pergola. The experts at Nurney Landscape & Design can help. One contact, no juggling multiple contractors or equipment, and a beautiful, well-managed landscape. That's the Nurney promise. To get started, contact us!



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