Arbors can add interest and beauty to your landscaping, yet they also can have a functional role in your yard. For centuries, arbors have been used to offer shade in outdoor areas and have been a useful tool for gardening. You can use both the aesthetic and functional aspects of arbors to enhance your outdoor area. Here are some tips to consider for using arbors in your landscaping.
- Think function, then aesthetics. What is the purpose of the arbor you want to add? You may think it is purely aesthetics but there is often a function as well. If you want an arbor for an entry way or for a romantic swing, you know the function and can tailor the aesthetics for the area.
- Match your arbor to your home. Arbors can be made of many different materials. You want your arbor to blend and match your home’s design. Function can also play a role in the material you use. Wood is a beautiful option but may not hold up as well as vinyl for heavy plants, vines and weather exposure.
- Use for gardening in small spaces. One of the best uses of an arbor is to maximize your gardening area in small spaces. Using the vertical space on an arbor can make the most of a small garden area.
Whatever plans you have to utilize an arbor in your landscaping, consider having an arbor custom-made for your project. Although there are many arbors you can buy pre-made, having a custom made arbor for your specific needs can make a big difference in the final effect. Talk to a local landscaper that offers custom arbor design to get ideas for your project.
Posted on behalf of:
Mobile Joe’s Landscaping