• Tips on How to Choose the Best Pergola Design for Your Home

    December 15, 2020
  • So, you want to add a pergola to your yard but aren’t sure what to do next. Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered! When it comes to creating the perfect landscape for your backyard in Springfield, Illinois, we know more than a thing or two. We can help you come up with a pergola design that meets your needs and plays into the overall design aesthetic of your property. Call Monarch Landscaping & Garden Center today for professional advice and assistance on everything landscaping and keep reading below to find tips on how to choose the right pergola for your home!

    Find A Similar Design That Matches Your Home

    There are many things to think about when deciding to design a pergola for your yard. One of the first decisions you need to make before settling on a pergola is to make sure that you are sticking with the same overall theme of your home. If you have an all-white brick home, it might be a good idea to bring a pop of color to your property by having a wooden cherry-colored pergola. If your home has dark-colored siding, sticking with a classic all white pergola can bring your home’s aesthetic to life. Not only will your property look cohesive in its design, but it allows you to be creative in the decision process instead of settling for whatever the nearest landscaping store offers.

    A man in a grey t-shirt and hat holding a large piece of metal roofing for a backyard pergolaChoose Material for your Pergola

    Once you’ve decided on the size, placement, and style of the pergola you want to have on your residential property, the next step is to starting thinking about the different materials to use to make up the structure. In the Springfield, IL area, it is no secret that locals experience a range of temperatures and season changes – choose a material that can last in both the heat and the winter. Some of the most common materials used in building pergolas are wood, steel, and aluminum.

    What Type of Roofing Design Are You Looking For?

    Now that you know exactly what material and design you want your pergola to look like, it’s time to choose on one of the most important pieces of the structure – the roof! What type of roof do you want to put on the pergola? Do you want it to be partially open so the sun shines through or complete protection from the rain and harsh weather?

    Depending on the company you are working with, customized designs for your pergola’s roof maybe be available if you can’t find one that fits your preferred style.

    Family sitting at a table at night in the backyard under a white pergola with hanging lightsWho Should Design Your Pergola for You?

    The pergola design you decide to go with can cut down on the amount of lawn care you need each month. It could also increase the need for landscaping services. Whichever the case may be, it’s vital to make Monarch Landscaping & Garden Service a partner in the decision-making process. That way, you’re both in agreement as to how long you should wait between lawn care services.