Cedar pergolas and arbors are a wonderful addition to any landscape project. The offer many functional uses. From creating a sense of entry to privacy screening and of course some offer shade from the sun are the key features of pergolas. But there is also an intrinsic beauty that they offer. Some will harken to a more romantic time in landscape design. We love them for the wonderful spaces they create in gardens and landscape. Pergolas can be constructed of many materials. But nothing matches the natural beauty more than cedar. The ease of cedar to work with and its longevity from decaying make it a great choice for pergola projects. Find out more about the great properties of cedar at Real Cedar. Find a pergola detail you like in a picture? Make sure to add the photos to your favorite Pinterest board!
“Outdoor BONUS Room” ~ Creative Landscape Design Ideas
“Outdoor Bonus Room” ~ An often over looked space in the landscape that can provide a great return on design value is the space under the deck! If you are building a new deck or have an existing deck the area under it will need to be considered. Most of the time it is covered with rock or mulch and left alone. If you plan to complete yourself or hire a design professional make sure you consider a couple of factors: Head room – 7′ is a good minimum height for useable space; Drainage – always make sure you create a positive flow away from the house; Planting Soil – if you plan on gardening you will need to amend the soil and work to negate the compaction due to deck construction. When working on your landscape master plan make sure to create an “Outdoor Bonus Room” under the deck. Cheers!
By Glenn Switzer
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