The arbor may stand over a walkway, a garden path, or a secluded country trail. The intricate structure may be bare, may hold roses, or be filled with vines. No matter what style the arbor is or what material it is made from, the exterior décor creation is unlike anything else and can add both value and beauty to your space. Adding an arbor installation to a yard filled with tress, shrubs, and plants can add visual tranquility and delight, but it can also add to nature in a way that few other constructs can.
Most often, arbors are found in the form of an arch that is appealing and welcoming. Placed over a gate or opening into a private garden, the bent structure can indicate where a visitor is to travel, or how to leave an area. The arbor has been around for hundreds of years, and with each generation new and exciting materials and patterns rise.
Each arbor location is considered a specialty. The different designs are meant for covering gates, swings, garden centerpieces, or benches. There are wooden arbors, Italian vinyl designs, and some that look more like pergolas than arbors but still serve the same purpose. What you need to know before you choose the type of arbor installation for your garden is how you will be using the structure. Will it hold climbing jasmine above a bench or creepers over a garden path?
Wooden arbors have been popular for hundreds of years, but the wood often deteriorates. With the development of vinyl arbors, homeowners can select a style that will last for decades instead of years. With vinyl, you won’t need to repaint or re-stain the structure, and your arbor installation can easily be moved around your garden as your landscaping changes over the years. To clean, all you have to do is wash the vinyl off with spray from a garden hose.