Covered with beautiful roses,
arbor designs will change your garden forever
Why should we even consider about to set up an arbor in our garden? Well,
most people think that an arbor has a romantic sense and puts a highlight in
A special piece of landscape architecture that emphasizes the
beauty of certain flowers like roses or other climbing plants.
To me, walking through an arbor full of awesome roses with my girl, always
had that special romantic effect of stepping into a fairy-tale world.
gardens where this effect will come true, have been planned by professional
designers to get exactly this result.
to Incorporate an Arbor into your Garden
It takes a little bit
of planning work and there are some dos and don’ts to consider before you rush
to the next garden center and buy an arbor to showcase your
Maybe you already
have an idea in your mind, maybe you already know the right place in your
garden, that’s great, but I think you first should read through my garden arbor
Tips for arbor designs in your garden
- What will be the purpose of the arbor The purpose of the space for which
you want to put an arbor should be predetermined. An arbor provides privacy and
frames the entryway to the space after the arbor.
- Select the materials based on the architecture of your
home and the function of the arbor The architectural
style of the home and the role of the arbor will narrow the choice of the materials you can use. The
materials you use have to hold the weight of the plants, flowers and pots your
intent to put on the arbor. For growing roses, fruits, vines, etc., vinyl
materials would be a right choice. For decorative purposes, natural stone,
redwood or pressure treated wood (if parts of the arbor are underground) could add a stylish element.
- Select the plants you want to grow before you select the
material for the arbor Choose plants on
the look you want. Flowers like roses need specific care and pruning; other
plants have a strong growth pattern and heavy stems. Heavy stems and thin
structures would not match.
- Function of the
arbor Function matters to choose the right
material. Consider prior to buying whether the arbor should be used as an
entrance, frames an entryway, is used as a decorative element or anything else.
- Height and width of
an arbor Think about garden tools such
as garden carts, lawn mowers, etc.; They should fit through the alley.
- Maintenance Don’t forget about the additional
maintenance work when you use arbor designs for your garden. It takes extra time
trimming, training and pruning the growth into the arbor structure to get the
look you want.
Small and narrow gardens are perfect for arbors. These gardens
usually do not have enough space for planting; that's why arbors and
other vertical structures such as trellises offer an excellent opportunity for
Using an arbor to break up a narrow space, to frame an opening or entrance
way is a perfect way to add some privacy to the homeowner.