Deciding on the Best Place for Your Backyard Gazebo

Deciding to install a gazebo in your backyard is always exciting; however, you should put a lot of thought into the gazebo’s location before getting started. Ask yourself questions like, “How will I use the gazebo, and at what time of day will I be most likely to use it?”

Below, we answer these questions and more. Read on for the best advice on choosing a spot for your backyard gazebo.

How will you use your gazebo?

There are many reasons one might want a gazebo, and it’s important to consider all of them. For example, if you want to use your gazebo as a place to relax, consider installing it in a quiet area. If you want your gazebo to serve as a place for your children to play, install it somewhere that’s easily visible.

Is the ground level?

It’s always best to have your gazebo installed on level ground. This will help ensure its stability and longevity. You should also avoid installing a gazebo on ground that’s too soft without first laying down a strong foundation. Let a landscaping expert come take a look at any spot you’re considering. They can best determine if the location would work for your gazebo.

When will you use your gazebo?

Some people plan to use their gazebos as a place to relax after work, in which case, you wouldn’t want the sun shining in your face the entire time. Others want to mainly use theirs as a place to enjoy an outdoor lunch with families—and midday sunlight could make the gazebo unbearably hot. Experience optimal comfort with your gazebo by greatly considering the time of day you’ll be using it.

Are there plants nearby?

Usually, it’s best to avoid putting a backyard gazebo anywhere near plants, as they’ll prevent them from growing. While it might be tempting to install a gazebo near your garden, it could prevent your flowers from getting adequate sunlight. Take care of your yard’s plant life by choosing a gazebo location free from flowers and shrubbery.

Installing a gazebo near trees is a bad idea, as the roots could damage the structure over time. You’ll also have to worry about large branches falling on your gazebo during a bad storm.

Do you want it near your home?

While most people prefer to place a gazebo somewhere towards the middle or side of their backyard, some like keeping theirs close to home. There’s nothing wrong with putting your gazebo close to your home, though it may block sunlight or the view from your windows. A great benefit of installing a gazebo near your home is you could step outside and enjoy the rain without needing an umbrella.

Ready to get started?

If you’re having trouble deciding on the right location for your gazebo, let us help. At Vinyl Professionals, Inc., we have years of experience installing beautiful gazebos. Upon seeing your backyard, we’ll know the best spot for a gazebo. Come visit our showroom, or contact us with any questions.

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