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