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Pergolas & Gazebos

Pergolas & Gazebos Those who have outdoor spaces around their home use various elements to beautify it and add to its functionality. Pergolas and Gazebos are two such elements that add a lot of charm to a garden or yard. So, how are these two different from one another? The one way to remember the difference is that those who have patios add pergolas and those who have gardens opt for gazebos.

This association is the simplest way of remembering what the difference between these two structures is. Both add beauty to the landscape and offer a certain amount of protection from the elements and Landshapers Inc can provide the most attractive designs, to beautify your home.


A gazebo is a free-standing structure that is generally positioned as a focal point in the garden. It naturally draws the eye with its decorative structure. Typically, gazebos are octagonal but it is also possible to find rectangular or circular, contemporary designs. The lower third of the gazebo walls may be made of railings or could be solid, while the portion that lies between the posts and the ceiling is left open. The roof is solid and provides a certain amount of protection from the sun or rain. They are an excellent place to spend relaxed moments with family and friends.


Pergolas & Gazebos Patios are not the only places that pergolas are used on. These trellis-topped structures are also used to cover wood decks. For a deck installation that has a pergola, longer posts and beams are incorporated into the structure that supports the deck and the canopy. A retrofit pergola that is installed over a deck or a patio requires installation of very sturdy posts that are deeply anchored in the ground, which support the overhead slats and beams.

These structures are generally firmly attached to an adjacent structure or house, with hardware, which provides stability to the entire structure. It also offers a very beautiful transition between the exterior of the home and the outdoor living space. Sometimes, even an arbor-like walkway that is covered by trellises, held up with posts could be called a pergola.

The Best Structures

Overhead shade structures such as gazebos and pergolas expand the living space of your home and lend a very distinct perspective to outdoor areas. For the best gazebos and pergolas, call Landshapers, Inc. on 580-678-1134 or contact us at 3207 Outwest 67 St, Lawton, OK 73505. We also serve the surrounding cities like Duncan, Chikasha and Vernon.

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