Many people do not even know what a pergola is, but when they see it, then they recognize it. Put simply a pergola is a structure, ordinarily made of wood, that provides no shelter from rain or wind, and truly offers no shade either on a hot sunny day. Thus, the question above have you considered pergola’s patio settings will elicit another question, consisting of one word: “Why?”
The garden designers have a ready answer for us, saying that the very simplicity of a pergola with no walls and no roof, actually redefines the outdoor space but will never constrain it. Architecturally, it is completely unique and it creates a wondrous blend of feeling both outside yet inside all at the same time! Vermont landscapers say that such a structure brings landscaping to life, thus why would you not want that?
Historically pergolas were very common during the Italian Renaissance, and were often pictured in romantic movies covering intimate walkways since they were also utilized as grape arbors. The word pergola originated from the Latin word “pergula” which actually means a protecting eave, and therefore if you think back to those romantic movies, often the lovers walked in a green eave made of a pergola that was covered in grapevines or wisteria, thus affording the lovers not only color but even shade and privacy. So, with today’s pergolas you can pretend that you are in the Medici Villas that were constructed near Florence in approximately the 16th century. Eastern Asians have their own kinds of pergolas, with curved beams instead of straight ones. Today cedar is often the material more often chosen because it does resist decay, but then so do our treated woods at present.
One will see pergolas being utilized in the poshest of private homes as well as connected with many businesses. For example many expensive restaurants use pergolas to create specific intimate outdoor eating nooks and of course they are exceedingly common in Italian restaurants to tie in the garden atmosphere they wish to create.
Primarily utilized in the past as covered walks they were often a series of archways created to lead one from one area to the next. Some pergolas, however, have been used to connect two different buildings. Of course, there is nothing wrong with a free standing pergola either. At night they frame the sky and they are always romantic in nature.
So if you have indeed considered pergola’s patio settings, you cannot do better than to contact Vermont’s own Open Earth Landscaping because you will find that that they are thoroughly experienced in building the pergola that you desire. Such a pergola will not only bring peace to your garden, and provide you with beauty, but because they are excellent at what they do, your pergola will be standing there for everyone to enjoy for a very long time. You will find that they can also provide you with landscape CAD site drawings that will actually show you how your pergola will look in your own yard. So do consider pergola’s patio settings for your landscaping.