The ground stakes are an added measure of stability
Overall Rating: 4/5
Gated Arbor - My third!
Ordered 2 last year and installed them (Welded to existing gates in perimeter wall). Did not want the included gates. Liked them so much, I decided to install a stand-alone arbor (with gates this time) as part of a dividing hedge.
I do like this product... although keep in mind it is lightweight metal.. hollow... and needs to be anchored. My gate arrived in terrible condition... not the vendor's fault.. all UPS fault as the shipping carton was all smashed and looked like it fell off their truck... one casualty... the left door was bent which I fixed but the hinge was broken... Gardeners Edge was excellent in replacing... great customer service! The gate is pretty.. although more BLACK than the picture shows... hopefully it will hold up through a few hard winters! We will see!
Went together easy.