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Turn Your Denver Pergola into a Private and Relaxing Plant Space

September 7, 2016

Every homeowner, if you were to ask them, would probably tell you that they wished they could create a haven in their backyard. Most, if not all, will probably need a place to unwind, relax and enjoy the outdoors with their family and friends. Every homeowner should feel safe and comfortable in their backyard to indulge in activities while maintaining their privacy and keeping nosy neighbors and strangers out.  However, what if those prying eyes won’t leave your backyard? What if you live close to the road where public view is inevitable? You don’t have to compromise your privacy.

The Privacy
There are a few options that you might want to consider to increase your privacy and secure your backyard. The first and feasible option is to adding interest to your backyard is building a pergola, but before deciding, it is best to look closely at your landscape and your specific needs. If you want to create space that is usable, then a pergola could be a great idea. However, make sure that you secure a flat space in your backyard. A hilly terrain is better for a deck than a pergola.

The Shade
The pergola will provide you with the appropriate shade that comes from the climbing plants that twist through the roof slats to produce an arbor. If you were to attach the pergola to the side of the house beside your plants, it would be a haven against the heat, serving as a spectacular design component. You can add furniture inside your pergola, but make sure it is furniture that won’t corrode when they come in contact with the outdoor moisture.

The Conventional and the Modern
Conventionally, a pergola has an open lattice and an elongated structure, supported with overhead beams that are usually covered with climbing plants. These days, pergolas are used to create a shaded walkway or enclosed seated area. No matter the size or shape, pergolas are ideal if you want to make a screen to increase your privacy, blocking out the eyes of spying intruders. It is best to get plants that grow fast in order to enjoy the full effect of your beautiful flowery screen. Below are some favorite plant selections that you could consider for your private flowering space.

Bougainvillea is a thorny looking vine that will grow fast. It does better in cool and warm weather. You can choose it in various colors such as pink, purple, cream, red, and orange. However, this type of plant is heavy and so, will only hold up if your pergola can carry the weight.

Clematis is a climber plant that is ideal for cooler climate. It is easy to care for. Once you plant it, you only need to prune it once per year. During the summertime, you will see a beautiful display of pink or white flowers.

Passion Flower
If you are looking for a lightweight plant that is a fast grower, then the Passion Flower is the better option. You can easily train this plant to grow in the way you want it to. You have to add mulch to this plant so it can re-grow after the winter months.

Climbing Tea Rose

This plant is a fragile flower. It is one of the most favorite used on a pergola. It may be a few years before you see a decent amount o fcoverage, but it is well worth the effect that it brings.

Are you ready to set up a private place in your backyard? To discuss this further, contact the lawn experts at Water Solutions Sprinkler Service at 720-435-1495.