Although summer is the season to enjoy your garden the most, it is not the only time that your garden should be utilized and the best way to ensure al...
Although summer is the season to enjoy your garden the most, it is not the only time that your garden should be utilized and the best way to ensure all year round use is to have the right structures and design features in place. There are a range of different garden structures that can not only extend the amount of time you spend in the garden, but can actually enhance your lifestyle and enjoyment of your home.
Fire pits and fireplaces are becoming popular outdoor garden features and introducing such a design into your pergola or gazebo will ensure that it can be used all through the winter. The open roof design of a pergola is ideal for these fire driven features as they allow for the smoke to move out through the latticework. By adding some elegant outdoor furniture to this space means that even on warmer evenings, the ambiance and the comfortable furnishing will be more than you can resist.
Gazebos are also excellent items to add to your garden and can be built with either a solid wall frame or an open frame. Old style gazebos and pavilion style gazebos are great for additional eating and dining space under the cover of a roof without losing the outdoor dining experience. These designs are a little more expensive than pergolas, but with the permanent roof structure, they offer far more shade and protection against the elements.
Arbors and Trellises are smaller options to the pergolas and garden arches and are ideal for smaller gardens that need just a few smaller focal points. They are both ideal for growing climbing plants over and will add some much needed shade to a garden swing seat or lounger. They are both easy to build, cheap to buy and easy to install making them our best budget garden structure.
No matter what type of structure you choose, you can find some great ideas online and can mix and match to suit your style, your home and your garden without having to spend a great deal of money.