While there are many different designs of gazebos they are all basically a permanent structure with a roof to provide shelter from sun and rain. A gazebo provides an extra living area away from the house where you can find peace and quiet. Before choosing a gazebo the first requirement is to decide where it should be sited in the garden. I came across these tips in an article which I found on the Weekend gardener website.
One of the best things about having a covered garden structure in your yard, such as a gazebo or garden pavilion, is that you have a private getaway from the regular household activities and noise.
You have a place where you can sit quietly, read a book, take a nap, have outdoor meals, or even sleep overnight during the warm summer nights.
The great thing about gazebos is that they come in many shapes, sizes, structures, and forms to fit your needs and to match your style and yard.
What makes a gazebo or pavilion unique is that it is placed away from the house and it changes how you perceive and enjoy your outdoor space giving you a different focal point and even affecting how you walk around your yard area.
Finding The Best Place
To find the best site to put a garden gazebo in your yard, walk around and view your entire garden area from different angles and consider these questions:
- Do you want a view out over the surround area or would you prefer a secluded niche?
- What kind of sun exposure do you want?
- Is the site level and have good drainage or will it take preparation?
- Are there any setback or zoning laws that you need to be aware of?
- Would you like it near the kitchen so you can easily access it during meal time?
- Do you want it by your poolside so you can relax in it after taking a swim or soaking in the hot tub?
Now that you have the ideal location, what kind of gazebo or pavilion do you want?
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