Thursday, March 22, 2012

New York Plantings Garden Design - Pergola Ideas for Backyards, Rooftop Gardens - Residential and Commerical

Pergola – In Garden Design, pergolas, sometimes called arbors, are garden features that form a shady walkway or sitting area. A creative landscaping idea used by garden companies like New York Plantings Garden Design, garden pergolas usually have vertical posts or pillars that have cross-beams that support a sturdy open lattice. They can be free standing like a type of gazebo or may be an extension of a house or building.

Figure 1: Outdoor Great Room by Backyard America
Pergolas are a great way to protect an open terrace and increase the attractiveness and usability of a sitting area. Used near a pool or as a cover over a patio, a climbing vine or fabric shades can be a striking addition that can increase the amount of shade these backyard pergolas can provide. Another professionally installed option is a retractable canopy that can protect from both sun and rain and can be fitted to existing pergolas, arbors and trellises.

Figure 2: Retractable Patio Cover by ShadeFX
There are many different types of pergolas including Tuscany pergola designs, classic pergolas, patio pergolas, pool pergolas, backyard pergolas, ultra modern pergola designs, Cape Cod pergolas and Al Fresco pergolas. They can also be arched or curved and include stonework, wood, fiberglass or vinyl. Pergolas can also be an attractive feature added to rooftop gardens and urban gardens. Custom designed pergolas and working with pergola installers are a popular option, but pergola kits and gazebo kits are also an option for the handy homeowner. Be advised, however, that building a pergola isn't an easy day project. Pergolas are a structural element that need sound construction to remain a safe and weather resistent feature for years to come.

If you live in the New York, New Jersey area, New York Plantings Garden Design would be happy to discuss the many options available for building the pergola that would be right for you. Please call us at 347 558-7051 for a free professional consultation.

Figure 3: Pergola Designs by DIY Network


  1. You know, pergolas can be a great source of shade, especially if you've got vines that go all through them! We had a wooden one, growing up, and it was always a nice place to sit and rest after running around. My husband and I are now thinking of getting vinyl pergolas because they should last longer, and they still look pretty good!

  2. Excelentes diseños de pérgolas, es claro que las pérgolas son muy útiles en jardines o parques, ya que nos cubre del sol y la lluvia, además le da un toque decorativo al jardín.

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  3. Pergolas is a nice place to sit and enjoy!! The first image is looking very beautiful.

  4. Pergolas is a nice place to sit and enjoy!! The first image is looking very beautiful.

  5. Arizona Pergola Company is Arizona's premier pergola design and installation company. We know how to pergola. Whether your looking for a standard pergola or custom design we got you covered. We offer all varieties of pergolas as well. Varying from Alumawood, Vinyl and Wood. Give us a call and we will be happy to schedule your free in home consultation! Pergola arizona

    1. Thanks James, we can cross link sometime and would be happy to install if you have clients in our area.

  6. We just started installing pergolas at our fence companyand they make a great addition to anyone's backyard or garden.

  7. It's great to find out such a nice place to stay. Pergolas design is definitely an amazing work that might make us please and happy. The figure-1, 2 and 3 are really impressive. Love this wonderful environment. To make your residential and commercial landscaping design landscaping design Toronto can be an unbeatable choose. Thanks for sharing.