Know about Pergola and its several benefits

It is a structure, which can be found in gardens, yards, and park. The structure consists of pillars that support a lattice ceiling and cross beams. The pergolas are made to support climbing plants. People can get confused between these and the arbors.  The structure of arbors is simple in comparison to pergolas. Arbor’s have curved arches on top and they also have a bench to sit. Both are used interchangeably so customers need to be careful while purchasing them. There are many benefits listed below.


These are beautiful because of their architectural design. They can make the backyard interesting Pergolas are available in simple and complex designs and people can purchase them as per their requirement. Gardeners also love pergolas because the structure displays beauty of the plants.

Provide help in the growth of plants

Pergolas help in the growth of climbing plants like vines, climbing flowers, ivy, and many more. Gardeners need to plant these liming plants at the right place so that they can make their way to the pergola. Gardeners also have the option of hanging planters from the beam. The climbing flowers make the structure look beautiful because of their color.

Support needed

The climbing plants need very little help to make their way up to the pergola. Gardeners can tie the plants to a vertical wire, which will help them to climb up to the structure without any help and support. Some of the plants need more support like rose and wisteria.

Define spaces

Pergolas help in defining outdoor spaces. Moreover, because of their open and airy nature, they can be confined to small space. The floor of the pergolas is topped above the ground and it can be made with brick, concrete, or pacers. The combination of pergolas pillars and flooring also help in defining outdoor living space.

Provision of shade

The look of a pergola can be incomplete and, but it provides shade. The determination of provision of shade depends on the size of beams and space between them. A fully shaded space cannot be provided by a pergola. In order to make the pergola fully shaded, people need to cover the beams with a fabric. Climbing plant can also be installed on a pergola to provide full shade. This plant should have thick leaves, which will cover the structure.

Cost effective

Pergola can be built easily, and its construction is not expensive. They can provide beauty to the yard if climbing plants are attached to them. Pergola is economical and beautiful, and people can make more than one pergola in their garden.

Low maintenance and durability

Pergolas can be created by many types of materials and one of them is vinyl. There is no need of maintenance and people need worry about deterioration. Vinyl does not fade, peel, chip and also do not get discolored. Wooden pergolas can be attacked by termites, but this is not the case with vinyl pergolas. There is no need to treat the vinyl pergolas with chemicals, so it is safe for the family members.

Pergola also increases the value of the house because of attractive landscaping. This is so because of the beauty it provides to the garden and to the house. The outdoor areas of the house also look interesting.

 These are some of the benefits of pergolas. They provide beauty to the house and are good for climbing plants, which add beauty to the structure. Arbor’s either stand freely or can be attached to a fence. The presence of pergolas can also increase the value of the house.

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Written by Ashley Kinsela

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