A well-kept garden is the perfect place to catch your breath after a hard day. If you have climbing plants in your garden, it is worth using a garden pergola to support them.
The pergola is a very functional element of small garden architecture, it is used mainly to support plants such as, among others:
The best height of a garden pergola is 2.5-3 m, and the width should be adjusted to individual needs. Garden pergolas can be divided into:
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With the help of the pergola you can:
Wooden pergolas are very popular, mainly due to their price. The most popular are tall wooden trellises that are climbed by plants. A wooden pergola can have a classic or modern look.
When buying garden pergolas, it is advisable to choose those impregnated under pressure, because the impregnator is then better absorbed by the wood, and thus the protection is more effective.
Metal pergolas are usually made of weather-resistant alloys, the most expensive are those galvanized. If the structure has not been protected by the manufacturer, it is worth painting it with anti-corrosion paint.
Wood and metal are the two most popular materials for building pergolas. Each of them should be additionally impregnated, thanks to which the construction will be more resistant to changing weather conditions.
The most important differences between the materials are:
The location of the pergola in the garden should always be determined by the plants it is to be planted with. If the pergola is to be planted with roses or clematis, it is advisable to choose the sunniest possible location in the garden. If the pergola is to be planted in the shade, choose ivy or clematis to plant it.
The pergola is part of the small garden architecture, so it should always match the style of the garden. The material of which the pergola will be made should be chosen according to individual needs.