Pergolas | Information provided by Richard Poynter, Poynter Landscape, Architecture & Construction
Where to place: Over an outdoor living space where shade is desired
Favorite material: Cedar is the most natural and versatile and works best in the St. Louis climate
Best for planting: Dwarf varieties of Wysteria
The best part of pergolas are the ceiling they provide, creating coziness to outdoor spaces, areas for vines to grow and structure for drapes as well. Shade can be achieved to varying degrees depending on the sun's movement in your yard combined with the density of the overhead structure. You can anchor it to the home or at the end of an inviting path. The adaptations are limited only by the imagination. The chameleon of outdoor living spaces, pergolas are elegant, and we design them to fit architecturally to traditional, formal or incredibly rustic architecture of your home. They can even be bled into and over parts of a pool or fireplace. The rafter end details, drapes, vines, stain color, smooth or rough sawn lumber columns that can be brick, stone, round or square...these are all ways to make your pergola unique.
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