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Are you looking for a new outdoor structure to add some body and shade to your outdoor space? Consider a pergola from poly enterprises!

A pergola is a landscaping structure very similar to an arbor, but there are differences between the two.

Garden arbors are simple, relatively small structures; often, they are arched at the top and a pergola is a larger structure. Sometimes given greater architectural treatment, they may exhibit masonry columns. Traditional pergola design leads back to grand masonry pergolas of the Italian Renaissance. But the term, “pergola” is used more loosely now, and includes wooden structures.

Like garden arbors and latticework, pergolas are often used as support structures for vines. The vines form a canopy over the pergola, affording shade in summer. Select a large, vigorous vine for this purpose, such as Dutchman’s pipe. But to afford complete shade, plus protection from rain, some people cover their pergolas.  Whether you plan to cover your pergola or decorate it in flowers during the summer and spring months, this classy structure could be just what you are looking for to add that missing element to your outdoor space! Give Poly Enterprises a call today at (315) 843-4049 to get a custom quote or inquire about our vinyl pergola options!

Original article from: http://landscaping.about.com/cs/lazylandscaping/g/pergola.htm

As Halloween approaches, many people like to join in on the spooky fun by decorating their yard. When adding outdoor décor, don’t forget about your fence! While you have fun sprucing up your fence simply keep in mind not to puncture your fence with screws or tacks and that painting your fence with “Glow in the dark” paint, while spooky can damage and permanently alter your fence!

Add pumpkins: One idea to get your fence in the Halloween spirit is to add pumpkins. You can line up pumpkins around the base of the fence, or even place carved pumpkins on the fence posts (if you do this keep in mind that the pumpkin could stain your fence!).

Create a graveyard: For a spooky look, use your fence to create a graveyard. Add cobwebs around the posts and add fake graves along the inside of the fence.

Make it fun and festive: Your Halloween decorations don’t have to be scary. Consider putting up a cute scarecrow or fun Halloween signs and cute pumpkins along your fence that make your home look welcoming to Trick-or-Treaters.

Just add lights: A fun and easy way to decorate for Halloween are to add lights along your fence. You can get orange lights, or some stores carry lights with pumpkins and other Halloween figures.

Have fun with your fence!

Here at Poly Enterprises we are always installing fencing to contain dogs for many of our customers! In honor of these playful pups and our love of fencing, Poly Enterprises is glad to honor National Adopt a Shelter Dog month! Did you know that there are a lot of ways you can adopt a shelter dog? Take a look into some of the shelters around the area:

http://www.humanesocietyrome.com/

http://www.herkhumane.org/

http://www.stevens-swan.org/

http://www.thehumaneassociationofcny.org/

When you are considering adopting a dog, keep in mind the ease of a fenced in back yard for your playful rover! Here at Poly Enterprises we offer a large variety of great fences to keep your new shelter pup enjoying the outdoors without the risk of having other animals from running in and your pup from running out!

If you would like to inquire about fencing for your yard please give us a call at (315) 843-4049.