Enhance your space with the look of real wood
Wooden structures such fences, arbours, trellises, and pergolas can add a combination of functionality and striking good looks to your landscape.
Sometimes the structures we build have a specific purpose, or are erected to solve a problem. A perimeter fence around a residential lot, or a commercial garbage dumpster enclosure, for example, both solve specific needs.
Other times, we build structures for decorative reasons, like a lattice for vines to ascend, or a wooden frame to hold business signage.
But regardless of the reason behind the build, we look at these jobs as an opportunity to create something beautiful. There’s just something classic and timeless about the way our custom wooden structures look and feel when they’re done. (Maybe that’s why we enjoy building them so much!)
There are many different types of wooden structures Acer Landscaping can build to enhance your landscape.
Here’s a quick rundown on some of the most common structures we build:
Our custom wood fences are the perfect blend of function and beauty. Using locally-sourced wood, such as red and yellow cedar, these structures are as striking as they are useful.
We can build custom wood fences to delineate residential and commercial property lines, encompass work spaces or storage lots, and even create aesthetically-pleasing enclosures to hide garbage
bins or other unsightly areas.
A wooden trellis is made up of strips of intersecting or interwoven wood (called latticework), and typically used to support climbing plants or vines. The latticework can have have a variety of appearances and styles.
Adding a trellis to your garden is a great way to provide natural privacy screens using vines, climbing shrubs, and plants.
The gateway into your garden! Wooden arbours are standalone structures, often with an arched top. Arbours provide a small amount of shade, but are more decorative than strictly functional.
We regularly incorporate a plant-supporting trellis/lattice into the structure, which results in a beautiful and natural tunnel-like entranceway.
Pergolas are used to shade walkways, decks, or any outside space that you need to cool down. Rather than have a solid roof, pergolas use a wooden framework to provide shaded-but-open spaces, such as around a sitting area.
Like arbours, we often design pergolas to support plants and vines that have the desire to climb.
Incorporating a custom fence, arbour, or trellis can provide the following benefits and more to your landscape:
The wooden structures we build often use materials sourced locally on Vancouver Island, such as red or yellow cedar. And like everything else we do, we put in the time and work to make sure our structures are built to last.
Of course, the rainforest landscape we’re surrounded by in Nanaimo means we need to carefully consider how our wood structures are built. We build them to stand up to both time and our inclement ‘Wet Coast’ weather.
If you have an idea for a garden structure, Acer Landscaping has the experience to build it right for our unique Vancouver Island climate.