Pergolas are popular and fashionable; they enhance the appearance of a garden and can help improve its atmosphere too. If you aren’t experienced in DIY, landscaping, gardening, or anything else that would seat you in good stead to construct a pergola, then you are in luck: pergola kits are simple and high quality, meaning you can build your own garden pergola more easily and begin to enjoy its benefits more quickly. If you have the right tools available for the construction, you can be enjoying your pergola in no time at all – a great option as the weather gets warmer and people hope to spend more time in their gardens.
How difficult is it to landscape your garden and incorporate a pergola?
If you want to add a feature like a pergola, gazebo or pavilion, it needs to be properly considered to ensure it will work in the way you want it to. If you have various seating areas, or patio areas where there is seating as well, then you should think about how a pergola will fit in. Will it be the right size? Will it fit in with the rest of the appearance of your garden? A pergola is a major purchase and will not be a cheap option so it is always worthwhile making sure that it will be the right option for you. There are lots of images online and in home design magazines to give you inspiration. When you have identified a pergola kit that you a thinking of buying, check the appearance of it and look at all the online images to understand exactly how it will look once complete. Check the dimensions very carefully as well to ensure it is going to be a good fit.
How difficult is it to build a pergola from kit form?
Building a pergola kit is much easier than building a pergola or other structure from raw materials, like wooden beams and sleepers. It is, however, still going to be quite a big job and something of a technical challenge. Do not underestimate the amount of work it will take. You will need to have the right tools, the space to erect the pergola, and the willpower to see it through! You will also need to have enough people to take delivery of the kit if it is large. The pergola kit will come with all of the components you need to build it and it should include detailed instructions as well, making it less daunting than other home improvement tasks.
Decorating your pergola – completing the look once it is installed
This is the fun part – you get to decorate your pergola your own way once it has been built and safely installed. You can install seating, or have it as a structure to cover a walkway. Many people grow plants such as ivy or vines on a pergola, which can be a lovely decorative touch and will make it into a true part of your garden.