Garden structures that support plants make for an amazing way to become environmentally friendly. With soaring temperatures and the threats of global warming, it can become impossible in some places to stay indoors without air conditioners. We have some inexpensive solutions to these issues. Trees provide natural air conditioning without any harmful by-products.
Moreover, roaming outside becomes difficult in summer if the roads and avenues are not lined by trees. A fully grown and mature tree is an amazing phenomenon of nature because it absorbs lots of carbon-dioxide while releasing fresh air for the world to breathe. Creating garden spaces and installing garden structures that train creepers, fast climbers and plants are a way to thank nature for taking care of us.
Rough Sawn Rustic Pergola
Aesthetic Garden Designs
Spectacular English cottage gardens and medieval style French gardens often include a wide variety of flora. The natural beauty of gardens were often enhanced with geometrical forms and structures. Impeccably designed Knot gardens and Zen gardens with sand and rocks are some of the examples of stunning garden design ideas that the world has willingly adopted.
We prefer to breathe unpolluted air free from carbon particles, dust and other pollutants. But how can we help to ensure the environment is pollution free.
Trees are an amazing source of oxygen and cool, fresh air. Garden structures that support vines and flowering plants are an excellent means to transform the landscape of your home and provide a fresh supply of natural, cool clean air. Trailing creepers arranged decoratively on the windows, entrances and the exteriors of the house are great for reducing the temperature and they pump oxygen into the air adjacent to you.
If you are really concerned about the environment and the air that you inhale, you should invest in finding and growing local plants and trees near your home.
DIY Garden Items
Many garden structures that were thought to be expensive are available now at affordable prices. Unless you have experience in carpentry, I would not suggest that you undertake building such structures on your own. There is science and technology behind the designs as well as needing the correct raw materials and the engineering required to sustain the items for rough weather. Ageing, warping and withering of materials all need to be addressed. Building a pergola or a gazebo combines a lot of thinking and planning. Outdoor space, location and architecture plays an important role too.
Landscaping with Outdoor Structures
Outdoor furniture and decorations such as gazebos and pergolas were a common occurrence in the ancient days. Our forefathers loved the outdoors and elites such as Emperors and Royal classes would create giant trellis and similar constructions for relaxation. They were also an excellent respite from the hot summer weather and for experiencing greenery too.
Other forms such as arches and pathways can enhance the outdoors and interconnect your house with the garden. Bridges can provide a pretty path over water features like ponds. Rocks and fountains can provide a different and unique dimension to your outdoor space. You can even camp in your garden and sleep outside at night if it is spacious enough and offers panoramic views.
Pergolas can really define the space and also confine certain elements when used appropriately to enhance the landscape. Besides providing shade for an outdoor celebration and for parties, they are also transparent to the outdoors where you can stare at the sky in the night and allow the gentle breeze to sweep inside the room. It is like the canopy to the sky where you can watch the evening stars and enjoy the green space.
To save you from a rainy day, pergolas that are covered over at the top are also available. You can perhaps still enjoy the warm fire pit sitting inside the pergola while it is snowing outside.
Thanks to the cutting edge technologies available, now you can design a pergola that fits your requirements of dimensions and aesthetics. Among the multifarious materials for building pergolas, vinyl, PVC and treated wood are the most popular raw ingredients for construction.
Gazebos are beautiful examples of closed architectural features that are used for events such as festive celebrations and weddings. The guests are generally seated outside the gazebo while the priest performs the rites inside for wedding ceremonies. Some of the gazebos are massive designs but they are now customized to cater to customers who have specific and minimal requirements.
Arches are structures in the form of an arc and are made from bricks, stones, wrought iron or other materials. They interlock together to form an arch supported by its designs. Arches look spectacular used in garden entrances. They also support climbing plants, roses and fast growing creepers. Arches can be put in the entrance and over the windows too.
Decorative White Patio Planter Box and Trellis
Trellis are ladder like structures made of wood, vinyl or metal. They can stand freely or can be placed inclined towards a wall. Trellis help vines to grow better giving them direction. Climbing roses and creepers can be arranged in the trellis giving them the outline of the structure. Vertical growth is ensured with this structure and the vines get plenty of sunshine as they grow up.
Arbors are garden shelters in curved formations. They are more elaborately built compared to arches. Arbors were abundantly used in medieval gardens. They translate the lush greenery into a haven that is both green and aesthetic. Appealing to the eyes, the garden arbors are a feast to eyes. They look lovely when adorned with roses and vines.
Bronze Lattice Pavilion with Coir Roof
Small garden enclosures that acted like summer retreats for Royals were constructed in classical architecture called pavilions. They resemble modern day kiosks that have attached swimming pool facilities. Often the pavilions had enough charm, character and features to distinguish themselves from the regular residential houses. The main distinction that remained with pavilions were that they were built for recreation and therefore the settings had to be spectacular. They were often built as an extension of summer houses or in the garden surrounded by beautiful flowers and trees.
While old structures used primarily stone and rocks, modern garden structures are built from bricks, treated wood, vinyl. PVC, aluminium, fiberglass and other materials that are weather resistant require less maintenance. Wooden structures are still a favorite and popular for many for the sole reason that they gel beautifully with the trees. Weather resistant woods like red cedar, coast redwood obtained from a species of giant sequoia are processed with preservatives and painted to make them bacteria free. Alternatives of wood such as vinyl and PVC are stronger and last longer.
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