While there are many options for adding a statement piece to your outdoor living space, a pergola can bring both beauty and practicality to your landscape. According to loveyourlandscape.org, there are three main reasons why:
1. You may love your outdoor living space, yet find it unbearable in the heat of the afternoon sun. A great design and primo position in your yard allows a pergola to cast enough shade to make hot days more bearable. And, if you want added protection from the sun, you can have a retractable shade cover installed, which can protect you from light rain as well.
2. There’s lots of flexibility built in when it comes to designing a pergola. You can work with a local professional to have one custom made, or you can order a kit from one of many manufacturers. Choose from one of many materials, including pressure-treated wood, cedar, vinyl and fiberglass.
3. There’s nothing quite like a pergola when it comes to entertaining, offering both shade cover and an elegant design. Certain pergolas are even strong enough to support a chandelier, ceiling fan or small speakers. Or you can string lights, fabric, plants or flowers for a more festive look. The design options are endless!