Whilst everyone would love to spruce up their backyard a little, for many people finding the time is the greatest challenge. There is always the fear that it could take weeks or even months of planning, that the clean up job once the project is finished will take even longer, or that the finished product won’t look as good as you imagined it. One of the best ways to spruce up your backyard is through the addition of a pergola, as they are unobtrusive but will offer you many benefits.
1. Help your garden go green
We mean this in the foliage sense rather than the environmentally friendly sense, although a pergola is a great way to naturally shade your family! You can train climbing vines to meander their way up the columns and along the beams or lattice laid across the top. When you’ve chosen flowering vines, the effect is even better! You will be adding to the level of greenery that is present in your backyard.
2. Protection from the elements
Many homeowners find themselves avoiding the backyard because there is little to no protection from the harsh Australian summer. A pergola, however, is the perfect way to offer shade to your family without cutting it off from those lovely breezes. The structure will also go a long way to protecting your family from rain, although you shouldn’t be surprised if some drips get through here and there.
3. Block out unsightly views
Unfortunately, many beautiful backyards are ruined by the presence of something unsightly. Whether it’s next door’s shed which hasn’t been touched in about 10 years, a dead tree that is simply too big to remove or a popular walking path for the locals, a pergola can help you to block these views. By strategically placing the structure in the right spot, you can return your garden’s beauty.
4. Combine with other structures
Did you know that you can use your pergola as a lead in for other structures, such as a gazebo or a verandah? Imagine a leafy path that has been marked by one of these structures, leading you directly into your outdoor entertaining area. Whatever your choice, your pergola doesn’t have to work alone and sometimes looks its best when combined with other structures like this.
5. Adds value to your property
The addition of a pergola to your backyard is sure to increase the value of your property. It can add interest to an otherwise dull garden, it can provide additional space for plants, it can add shade and protection from the rain, it can help screen out ugly sights and it can increase your living space. All of these are things that potential buyers look for, so if you’re selling it’s the perfect choice.
We have only scraped the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the benefits that your home and property can be afforded with the addition of a pergola. There are plenty of others that we are sure you will discover when you have built one of these structures for yourself and are using it on a regular basis. If you are still unsure about adding a pergola to your backyard contact Light & Space, you should speak with someone who has already made the move today.