A Backyard Pergola Creates Destination!

Hey guys, it’s Micah, the Outdoor Living Guy –talking to you under this pergola. I wanted to shoot this video looking up because of how cool it looks through the pergola looking up to the house. We want to talk to you all about pergolas right now so enjoy this video on how A Backyard Pergola Creates Destination!

Many times, homeowners ask why they should consider a pergola because when you sit underneath it – it does not protect you fully from rain showers or intense sun. These weather conditions come right through it. So why a pergola? Because backyard pergolas create purpose in a landscape. They add an extra element – a vertical structure that creates a destination – a go-to spot . . .

Let’s head out to this  one now!

Get Outside!

If you’ve been watching my channel for a while you’ve heard me repeatedly encourage destination spots in outdoor living. Pergolas catch your eye and attract people out to them. We’ll show you some shots of this property to let you see how high the house sits. As the home is high with a steep hill, the homeowner might not ever use this space unless there was a destination to go down to. And with a firepit nook halfway down the hillside so inviting, one might never leave it or go down past  it. A pergola design was a must-have.

Creating Destinations . . . Creates Interest

The top deck looks down over the beautiful hillside, the firepit area with pergola stands out as a cozy go-to space, the bird sanctuary waterfall subtlety cascades the landscape. Further down a pergola over a lounge area and pizza pit-stop is a relaxing paradise nestled near the raised garden beds. Gabion walls add a cool design aesthetic near a grassy knoll. The kids’ trampoline housed near the all-purpose shed adds just one more destination at the bottom of the hillside.

Meandering down to the lower-lever pergola you can see yourself lounging with a glass of wine or baking a wood-fired pizza while watching the kid’s jump on the trampoline or play on the lush lawn (kids love onlookers).  With old quarry rocks as a picturesque background, we’ve added a charming pot with an early grapevine to grow and wrap up the post of the pergola. Once it matures, perhaps the vines will add extra shade and ambiance. Go ahead – recline under the budding vine and bask in nature’s reverie surrounded by the sounds and sights the great outdoors is brimming with.

Do You Get it Now?

Now do you can see how Backyard Pergolas have drawing power, create an aesthetic difference in your landscape, and give you a go-to spot to unwind in? Bonus: they are very inexpensive compared to a fully covered structure.

So, I hope you enjoyed this little piece on different pergola ideas and why they work in landscape design.

It’s a Wrap!

We love creating outdoor spaces and we would love to help you design your pergola style. Complimentary Consultation? You got it! We are happy to answer questions or give advice. Have you seen the latest 2020 landscapes in our Portfolio? See the before and after photos in each one. See you next week!


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