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Learn The Difference Between An Arbor And A Pergola

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 7 March , 2018
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Two of the most popular selections to spruce up practically any backyard are arbors and pergolas. The two structures look very similar and are easy to confuse with one another; so much so that some people say they want one, when in fact they actually want the other.

The two are easy to confuse because of a number of reasons. Both are usually made of wood, aluminum, vinyl or steel and have cross beam designs with virtually no sides. However, they are different.

In this issue, we’ll talk about the differences between a pergola and an arbor, and discuss the advantages of both.

What is a pergola?

When it’s connected to your house or other structure, a pergola extends the exterior roof or siding to which it’s connected. A pergola will generally have four (4) or more columns or posts supporting an open cross beam roof that can support vines or other fast-growing plants.

While it doesn’t necessarily have to be connected to another structure, the primary purposes of a pergola are to provide a place for people to gather or simply to provide a shady area for entertaining.

A pergola can be large enough to provide shade and shelter for crowds of 20 or more, or small and intimate enough for just two (2).

What is an arbor?

For the most part, arbors are smaller than pergolas, and are typically placed along pathways, walkways and in gardens. Like a pergola, an arbor is ideal for vines and other fast-growing plants, but they are not intended to serve as a meeting place for people. Instead, arbors are meant for people to walk through

Like a pergola, an arbor can be attached to a structure – like a fence – or it can be freestanding.

For expert professional landscaping in San Diego, call Juniper Landscape Company.

Now that you know the difference between an arbor and a pergola, this is the perfect time to think about adding one to your backyard or garden.

Get in touch with us here at Juniper Landscape Company. We’re a complete professional landscaping service, and we’d love to talk to you about adding an arbor or pergola.

To find out how we can help you, call us at 619-334-9464 or get in touch via email.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.

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