Homeowners across the country have been hard at work turning their boring backyards into a quiet retreat filled with stunning flowers, unique shrubs and calming ponds. Though it requires plenty of hard work, a great garden is a place that family members can enjoy for years to come. One final and pleasing touch that people should consider adding to their favorite spot is a garden canopy.
Garden canopies fit into any style and will even add a more quirky and personal touch to your backyard. These great design features are available in several sizes, from just small enough to stand under to space enough for a couple of chairs or even that favorite garden swing. So here’s a few suggestions to help you find some garden canopies that will suit your special place. Start by visiting your local garden store to see the different styles and sizes. You should arrive at the store with the measurements for the area where you would like to place the garden canopy.
Don’t be afraid to ask the sales associate for help – describe what styles you like and what size area you have available. The associate should also be able to explain what’s involved in setting each canopy up as well as the preferred method for maintaining it. Even if you decide that the store is too expensive, you can look for a design you like online. Many online stores are selling garden canopies these days for a fraction of the cost you will find in a local store. Just make sure you know exactly what you’re buying – ask the seller for details on brand, style and size if none is provided. Also keep in mind that if the set has already been assembled, then you’ll have to buy local; only unassembled sets can be shipped. Another great place to check are estate or yard sales – though there may some more work involved in moving one of these to your own backyard. Estate and yard sales will probably offer the best prices on garden canopies, but you may have to do some touch up work as well. Before you set up the canopy, carefully inspect each piece – you’ll probably find a few spots that will need to be repainted or sanded.