Every owner of a dacha or a country house dreams of a beautiful and well-groomed garden. To do this, designers prepare projects taking into account paths, flower beds, lawns and other landscaping details. But you can arrange a summer cottage with your own hands, and it is not as difficult as it seems at first glance. Among all the possible elements that can be used in this case, the garden arch will be a real highlight. If you carry out its vertical gardening, you will get an excellent transition from one part of the garden to another.
It is very easy to make an arch on the site and fit into its appearance. The main thing is that it should be decorated in the same style as the surrounding buildings. When a do-it-yourself garden arch is created, its shape and size are initially selected. It should be comfortable and free for passage. Since the cost of the finished structure is far from cheap, most often a garden arch is made by hand.
A rather interesting and attractive option is to create an arch from tree branches and tall shrubs that grow in the garden. The main condition for a device of this design is the presence of strong supports and racks. Such a structure has a long service life. It is very simple to make such a garden arch with your own hands. As a rule, there are no problems and difficulties during the installation process and it does not take much time for this. The choice of seedlings for decoration must be careful, they must be strong and he althy. Plants with flexible trunks should be used for this purpose.
Most often, wood is used to make an arch, as it is the most affordable material from which a structure of any shape and size can be made. In addition to wood, brick, stone, metal and plastic pipes can also be used. A garden arch is created with your own hands, subject to certain rules. For its construction it is better to use glued wood. Painting is carried out after applying the primer. This procedure cannot be carried out beforehand, because the adhesive used during installation will not lie on the painted surface. Also, when using a waterproof adhesive, make sure the wood is dry.
A do-it-yourself garden arch is being built after determining its depth. For its device, pillars are dug into the ground to a depth of at least half a meter, and then the place near them is concreted or covered with rubble forsustainability. The main decoration of the arch is its upper part. It is better to purchase it, since manufacturing is beyond the power of a beginner. The upper part must be attached to the posts with self-tapping screws.
In the manufacture of this structure, the main thing is to take into account the dimensions of individual parts. The use of high-quality building materials and precise processing of all elements can significantly increase the life of the garden arch. Its design is also important, because it is designed to decorate the site.