Top 5 Reasons To Get An Arbor For Your Back Yard

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Top 5 Reasons To Get An Arbor For Your Back Yard

5 April 2018
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Most people strive to create a backyard that is beautiful and visually appealing. There are a number of ways to achieve this goal, and one option is to have an arbor built. An arbor is a wonderful addition to any yard and they are very versatile. Some of the top reasons to consider placing an arbor in your back yard include:

1. Aesthetics

An arbor is often constructed of wood, but you can also opt for an arbor made of iron, aluminum, or steel. When it comes to arbors, they can be made in a variety of styles, from very simple to intricate and ornate with a lot of details. It is easy to find an arbor or have one built that perfectly suits your taste and also improves the overall aesthetics of your back yard space.

2. Create a Focal Point

All back yards can benefit from having a focal point, and an arbor can serve this purpose. Arbors are typically tall, so they often stand out in a back yard space and draw the eye in their direction. Since an arbor typically attracts attention, you can plan your landscape design plan around the placement of an arbor in your yard.

3. Define a Pathway

When you want to define a path through your backyard, using an arbor is a great choice. It is easy to walk through an arbor, and many people choose to place an arbor at the beginning of a path. If you're having an arbor custom built, you can have it made as big as you want -- if you desire, you could create a covered path in your yard through the use of an arbor.

4. Create a Covered Space

Arbors typically are not as large as pergolas, but they can still be used to create a covered space in a backyard. You can opt to place a bench, hammock, or even a small hot tub underneath a large arbor. Some people choose to place curtains or latticework on three sides of a large arbor to create a private and intimate space in the yard where one can relax and unwind.

5. Support Plants

If you love vines and climbing plants, an arbor can make growing this type of foliage in your backyard possible. After your arbor is constructed or installed, you can plant your favorite vines and climbing plants around the arbor, and they will then use the arbor as support as they grow. 

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