Building a Pergola On Your Own

If you need to make your own yard a lot more attractive and friendly to the environment, then the best thing to do is make a pergola. Not only does it give a intimate feel to just about any outdoor structure or location, the plants that you can put and the vines that you could let grow to it could also help a lot in lessening that greenhouse effect that is causing damage to the environment. Listed below are the simple steps in making a pergola.

Choose the right place to build your pergola. It can be an independent structure from your residence meaning that it must be able to stand on it’s own. This is the reason in selecting the right place; ensure that there is gonna be place for the pillars.

After selecting the right area for your pergola, it is time to map out where the pillars will be located. The length of the pillars from one another should be measured properly to ensure that it will be able to hold the lattice but at the same time, it won’t appear like a tiny house due to too many pillars. It is best to examine various pergola layouts and use the style that you like as a blueprint

Now that you’ve successfully mapped out the area of the pillars, its time to build the posts in these locations. The post will function as the base of the pillar. Start by digging up post holes that ought to be deeper than three feet. Place the posts in the center of the holes and then pour cement. Allow the concrete to dry for a few days and then put the pillars over these posts.

Attach the beams to the pillars securely. Just be sure you already have a beam design in mind before attaching one so that you will not redo it all over again. Also, ensure that the beams are connected firmly to the pillars so that no matter what happens, the beams will remain attached to the pillars.

The last phase in creating a pergola is selecting the plants or vines that you’re going to grow in the beams. Make sure that you have selected the plants thoroughly by taking important factors into consideration like the insects that these plants typically attract.