Building a pergola - canvas on the sides?
My husband is going to build our pergola next month (finally!) and I'm thinking about the sides. Not only for privacy but for blocking the wind. We have 1.5 acres and it can get really breezy in our area... there is nothing to stop the wind. I have this idea in my head and I'm not sure that it'll work, so chime in if you have thoughts or ideas!
I'm picturing heavy pieces of canvas, probably 2 or 3 on each side, since our pergola will be about 15' long. I'm thinking that they could be kept up when not in use (somehow attached to the top of the pergola) and then lifted down when in use.
Could this work? What method could I use of holding them down when in use? Other thoughts or ideas? My sister said to do a trellis with climbing vines, but I think I like the option of having it open or closed (and I don't want to trim the vines so they don't go over the top either).