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Arbors & Pergolas for MD, Northern VA & DC Homes

At Botanical Decorators, we integrate custom outdoor structures such as arbors and pergolas into our designs as one way to add a distinctive look to your landscape and define your space. By working with one of our talented landscape designers, you will have the best source of ideas on how to include a pergola or arbor in your deck planpatio design, or swimming pool area. Your custom arbor or pergola will give your landscape design unique visual interest and offer a shady escape on hot summer days. 

Request your consultation to begin your hardscape design project in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC today.

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Our Arbor & Pergola Design & Construction Process

According to your exact specifications, our landscape design team will build you a custom arbor or pergola to match your aesthetic. We will offer suggestions on location, material, size, and style based on the surrounding appeal and the site scope. We want to create a pergola design that matches your vision, but is built in a place that’s protected from heavy rain and with the proper materials to last you many years.

We follow the step-by-step arbor and pergola construction process below to ensure the success of any project in the DC metropolitan area:

  • Frame construction. The pergola frame is usually constructed using pressure-treated pine for the supporting beams and posts.
  • The beams and posts are then wrapped with a cellular PVC trim board and painted.
  • Joist design. The joists can be made using several different types of materials, including: PVC, vinyl with an aluminum core, or rough sawn western red cedar, for a rustic look.

The construction and installation process may vary slightly if you choose to embellish your pergola design with extra features. Implementing landscape lighting into the design, for instance, can help enhance the mood for elegant evenings, while wrapped-around flowers and vines can add a touch of color and unique visual interest to make your landscape more beautiful for all seasons.

Benefits of Adding an Arbor or Pergola to Your Landscape

Arbors are great, standalone pieces for your outdoor space. They can introduce structure into your landscape and provide architecture framing for your other plantings and outdoor elements. Many people incorporate climbing vines into their arbors—adding a romantic flair to their outdoor setting.

If you’re looking to add shading, pergolas are an ideal choice. Like arbors, they introduce structure into your landscape, but also serve as an outdoor room. You can implement your pergola design along with a patio and outdoor fireplace, or simply use it as a shaded area by your swimming pool. We can even add a mechanized shade tray so you can open and close the “ceiling” of your pergola for added convenience.

Whether you’re looking to add an outdoor dining space or simply a conversation area, we can help you choose your outdoor furnishings and light fixtures to take your pergola from a simple structure to something of extraordinary beauty and extreme functionality. At Botanical Decorators, we take every detail into consideration. Call us today at ​301-948-6625 to get started!

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Contact Us for Hardscape Design in MD, Northern VA & DC

We will guide you through the creation of a custom pergola, arbor, or gazebo that perfectly suits your needs and desires. Using the finest products and materials, we offer expert pergola design and installation, and we address each project in a professional manner. We work as a team with the common goal of creating landscapes that are refined, aesthetic, practical, and functional and we aim to enhance the lives of our valued clientele.

Botanical Decorators has been providing custom arbor and pergola design and installation services to neighborhoods from Annapolis to Potomac to Falls Church and surrounding areas for over 30 years. We have won numerous awards for our landscape designs throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. To request a consultation with our expert designers, contact us online today. 

Disclosure:

The information on this website is for informational purposes only; it is deemed accurate but not guaranteed. It does not constitute professional advice. All information is subject to change at any time without notice. Contact us for complete details.

 

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5011 Olney Laytonsville Rd, Ste B, Olney, MD 20832