Ready to add a taste of the Italian Renaissance to your yard? Imagine a vine-draped pergola shading a charming garden walkway. Perhaps it shelters a comfortable sitting area where you can enjoy the breeze. No matter your vision, here at Cottonwood Landscaping, we can help make it a reality.
Pergolas Are the Perfect Marriage of Indoor and Outdoor Comforts
The earliest pergolas were found in ancient Egyptian gardens. However, the term pergola wasn’t coined until the 1600’s in Italy, where it quickly became a staple in reference to garden design. Pergola is a derivation from the Latin word pergula, meaning a “projecting eave.” Most often, pergolas are partial-shelters, where overhead terracing provides a perfect balance between sunshine and shade. Pergolas could be used to accent and shade garden walkways, to provide a structure for climbing vines to display themselves to the best appeal, to enclose an area designated for sitting or eating, and to provide accents of visual interest in a natural landscape.
In modern-day garden design, pergolas are the perfect way to add homey accents to your yard, providing a frame for an outdoor kitchen or living room and creating the ideal blend of natural beauty and man-made comfort.
Pergolas Expand the Use of Your Yard
Pergolas are design elements that increase the value of your property because they expand the possibilities of use for your yard. Pergolas invite the family out for parties, barbecues and calm evenings spent enjoying the weather and the stars. They help you see the possibilities of a wedding reception, a block dinner party, and beautifully-framed photos outdoors. They can even be helpful additions to a hot tub area.
Although ancient pergolas were often made of wooden latticework and sculpted stone columns, today we favor light and durable materials that will stay strong through the punishments of harsh weather conditions. That might include vinyl, aluminum, and fiberglass in addition to traditional wooden options.
We Do It All
Here at Cottonwood Landscaping, our entire goal is to help you create the yard of your dreams. We have experience with a wide variety of customized solutions. We can help you add any hardscaping element to enhance the natural beauty of your yard and suit the style that you want. That can include:
Your dream is our dream. We love to collaborate with clients who are passionate about turning their yard into a beautiful and accessible haven from the stresses of life. With our wide variety of services, we’re able to customize materials, construction, and plating to suit your needs. Contact us today!