Most people want to be able to enjoy their back yard. BBQs, parties and time relaxing can be spent in a yard that is well groomed and has some covered shady areas. Unfortunately not everyone has those beautiful full grown trees you see in magazines and movies. Most yards have some grass and maybe a small patio or deck area. No shade or covered area to get out of the heat and enjoy some time reading or relaxing.
Pergolas and arbors have always been popular. Remember in the movie “The Sound of Music” where the young couple sing and dance together in a pergola. It is a beautiful scene and one that almost anyone can recreate in their own backyard. No need to be a student of woodworking or have a garage full of tools, it is now possible to buy a pergola kit. Pergola kits can be found at most major lawn and garden centers. They come in a verity of shapes and sizes. Some of them can be made using only green materials if you are thinking about a green life style. They can also be made from your own design. If you have something special you want for your yard and home, just let the pergola company know what you are thinking and they will design it and put it in a kit ready for you to assemble.
Often it will only take a day or two to put the whole kit together. You will only need a few simple tools to get the job done. A neighbor or friend might come in handy, but that is not necessary either. If you have a screw gun and a level you will be well on your way to completing the pergola. Give yourself a few extra days before you have a big party so you won’t feel any extra pressure while you are building your structure.
Designing the perfect backyard can be fun and doesn’t take tons of money. Lots of it will be hard work and time. Of course some people have the whole thing professionally done for thousands of dollars, but it is possible to get a beautiful yard without any professional help. Pergolas, arbors and pathways all add to the total look and enjoyment and can be considered the center piece of the whole plan.
Prices vary and they can be found in several materials. The new vinyl ones are very popular and will last for years. Of course not all vinyl kits are the same either. Some are engineered differently and the product will vary from company to company. Remember quality is important so don’t just grab the first kit you see. This is something that you will have for years to enjoy, so take some time when picking out the kit and make sure you are getting the one you want.
A beautiful backyard will not only bring you enjoyment, it will bring up the value of your home. Not a bad idea for anyone to consider. Home values are at an all time low, but homes with nice landscaping and extra features are the ones that catch buyer’s eyes. So go ahead and take a look at this simple weekend project. It is much easier then you think it will be and you and your family will soon be sitting out in your pergola enjoying a nice glass of lemonade. It is certainly worth looking into.