The architectural impact of garden pergolas, their simple elegance and their practical uses in outdoor living have made these structures very popular in the Augusta, GA, area and the Ground Cover Supply carpenters can create the perfect pergola for your back yard.
Pergolas originated in ancient Greece and Rome where they were used to define outdoor spaces. Pergolas were used to create a sense of order between two spaces by using columns on the sides, which were connected by beams and topped with open rafters. Pergolas were also a good cooling off point between two buildings or along a pathway.
In the modern landscape, a pergola is a landscaping structure consisting of four columns or posts to define a space, topped with beams and open rafters. Pergolas are sometimes covered with a retractable canopies for better protection from the sun and rain. The addition of lights, curtains and heaters can turn a pergola into an outdoor room.
In their basic form, garden pergolas provide a cozy refuge from the hot sun, while at the same time letting in plenty of fresh air and light. Pergolas can be used to cover a grill or barbecue pit and or outfitted with benches and tables to take advantage of their shade on a hot summer afternoon. Pergolas also provide a cozy area in which you can relax and unwind on a swing, or a comfortable chair.
The columns in garden pergolas can be used to support vines or creepers, providing natural cool shade. The pillars and beams provide support for vines and ensure adequate sunlight for the plant. They can be decorated with roses or similar ornamental flowers to create beautiful retreats in the backyard. An outdoor pergola is the perfect structure for growing vines.
Pergolas can be used for added privacy or for blocking unsightly views, like a neighbor’s ugly shed or dead tree. A strategically placed pergola strategically will focus guests’ attention on elements of your property that contribute a sense of elegance to your backyard.
Pergolas can be built in various shapes and sizes from treated pine, cedar, metal, PVC (vinyl) or brick and stone. Talk to one of our knowledgeable staff members about what will work best for you.