Which vine to choose for my awning frame
I bought a home in 2010 and over the deck (about 12'x20') there is a frame for an awning. It's is made from metal. In fact, it is the same metal pipes that make up the fence posts in a chain link fence.
We contacted the awning company that put the frame in and they want over $2k for a new awning. My wife and I are looking for alternatives and we had thought of converting the awning frame to a frame for vines so we get the shade we want, but it's very earthy.
I am looking for a vine that will not end up being destructive to my gardens, lawn, or home. We already have a vine we are dealing with that is choking off the trees and has a complex root system under the yard. I also have been warned that vines can destroy a house and don't want that either. What are some suggestions?