Here are some design notes when it comes to modern pergola designs. The most common pergola design is to have decorative and somewhat rounded ends on the beam. The easiest way of creating a more modern pergola is to do away with the decorative ends.
I love this idea for putting posts up, for lamps, that can also be fence or divider connectors. I like hiding a sturdier metal post inside a fabricated wood post, then attaching the remainder of the fencing to it. Great for high wind areas.
create a living wall this season: Build a rolling planter. Build a basic rectangle planter, put it on casters, and attach a simple-grid trellis. Design via Bangs Boutique. --- This may work as a privacy screen on our small backyard deck!
cotton-jones-debora-carl-black-fence/Landscape designer Debora Carl installed a black privacy wall to create an intimate sitting area in an Encinitas, CA garden. Photograph courtesy of Debora Carl Landscape Design.
DIY Rain Barrel - I will be building one of these next to my vegetable garden! DIY Rain Barrel - I will be building one of these next to my vegetable garden! DIY Rain Barrel - I will be building one of these next to my vegetable garden!
Raised bed: Attach pipe To hold hoops for bird netting or row covers, attach four pieces of PVC pipe inside the bed: On the long sides, space pipes 4 feet apart, 2 feet from each end; screw on two tube straps to secure each pipe.
Introducing the Aquacorner System, Raised Bed Watering