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How to Choose a Garden Arbor

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Have you been wondering how to choose a garden arbor? While it is true that arbors located in the garden are among the most versatile and beautiful of all garden structures, the choices are immense. This makes it exceptionally challenging to determine which garden arbor will be most appropriate for the garden area of your lawn. When choosing such a structure, it is important to decide on the overall design scheme of your lawn and garden area. It is also important to understand that there are several styles that will fit the theme of your garden area.

While the garden arbor is highly functional, there are three basic types. There is what is referred to as an “Entry”, and one that is called a “Destination”. In addition to this, there are arbors that are called a “Focal Point”. In order to choose the best for your garden, it is important to understand the basic functionality of each type that is on the market today. Listed below you will find the description of each type:

* Entry – The entry garden arbor is used as an entrance point into your lawn or into areas surrounding your lawn. This type acts a door to the next place in your design scheme that you want others to enter. It has a high level of decorative appeal.

* Destination – Typically, if you use arbors in your yard and garden design, there will be a final destination that you want to reach. This is where this type of structure fits in. Many individuals will place a bench, a seating arrangement, or even a swing onto this type of arbor.

* Focal Point – This type of arbor is placed in the area that you want to focus on or want your guests to focus on. It is often a highly decorative piece of outdoor lawn furniture that naturally attracts individuals due to its high level of appeal.

When choosing a garden arbor, it is important to understand that there are two basic styles when it comes to overall design. You may choose from a formal unit or an informal unit. When shopping for your arbor, you will likely find that most of the units on the market today are designed in a formal style. This is mostly due to the fact that the structures are supposed to add a high level of beautification to the garden area of the home. The only down fall is that the choices that you have as far as materials and colors are often quite limited in formal arbors. If you want to have a large selection of colors, material types, and styles, you will likely benefit from choosing informal arbors.

If you are interested in learning how to choose a garden arbor, it is important to have a good working knowledge on the materials that these outdoor decorative items are composed of. In most instances, you will find arbors that are constructed using wood. There are arbors that are made of metal too. Many individuals enjoy having an arbor that is lightweight so that it can be moved easily from one location to another. If you want this level of flexibility, you may benefit from choosing among garden arbors that are constructed of plastic. If you know what options and features are part of arbors, you will be able to choose one that is right for you. 😉

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