Choose the best plants for your pergola

Plants add atmosphere, shade and coolness under a veranda. These green mood makers also make a positive contribution to the air quality. That effect is even greater if you close the veranda with glass sliding doors and weather strips. And how nice is the smell of fresh plants? Plenty of reasons for some nice plants for your pergola. But what plants are suited best for this? And what should you consider when it comes to climate and maintaining the canopy plants? We will help you get started in this article.

Build your own pergola easily

With a pergola, you can enjoy your garden even longer. And that is the reason why so many people are looking into the options for these. Then the question soon arises: are you going to build your own pergola or outsource it and have a ready-made one installed? In this article, we will guide you through the process and show you that making your own pergola is very easy and cheap. 

Ideas for a small garden with a pergola

Designing a garden that is both attractive and practical can be a challenge. You want to make the best use of the available space. Did you know that a pergola for small garden is quite possible? It ensures that you can enjoy your garden 365 days a year. What are the advantages of a veranda in a small garden? How do you design the garden and furnish it efficiently? Keep reading for the best garden ideas for a pergola small patio. 

The checklist for your garden party

There are plenty of reasons to throw a garden party. A birthday, an engagement, a farewell party or just any occasion.  No matter what you have to celebrate, spring and summer is the perfect time to organise a garden party. Enjoy drinks and good food together during the long evenings. Who wouldn't want that? But how do you organize a garden party? What do you need and what should you not forget? Read the checklist for a fun and enjoyable garden party here.

How to bring water into the garden

There are several ways to add water to the garden. Think of a pond or water ornament, for example. “Water brings life and is therefore definitely recommended,” says Jeroen Soontiëns, owner of Soontiëns Hoveniers & Tuincentrum. “You can do something with water in any garden, no matter its size.”

How to bring shade in your garden

Summer is a wonderful time to be in the garden. Enjoying the warm summer days. When the sun shines brightly, it is nice to have some cooler spots in the garden too. You can do this, of course, by seeking shade. But how do you create shade in the garden? And how do you provide cooling when there is no shade? We provide handy tips for enjoying the outdoors even during the hottest days.

Design your dream terrace now

Every interior design job starts with defining the goal. This is your guide to designing your dream terrace. There are many possibilities; use the veranda as an extension of your living room, dining room, lounge area or bar. “Connect atmosphere with functionality,” says Colien van Duijnhoven, interior designer at Studio Coco. “This helps you get the most out of your living space.”

Handy gardening tips for the ultimate seasonal experience

A beautiful garden starts with good preparation. The location, soil and type of plants are important for your garden design. “With a colourful garden, you create the ultimate seasonal experience” says Jeroen Soontiëns, owner of Soontiëns Hoveniers & tuincentrum. “This way, nature is always close by.

Atmospheric and functional lighting for your garden

Outdoor lighting is both functional and atmospheric, which makes it an important part of your garden.  “Make use of inconspicuous lighting” advises Jeroen Soontiëns, owner of Soontiëns Hoveniers & Tuincentrum. “Mood lighting is best when you can't see where it's coming from.”