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backyard shade ideas
backyard shade ideas

Shade Ideas for Your Backyard or Patio

Looking for backyard shade ideas you can add to your outdoor space? Is your patio sitting empty for many of the hot summer months because there’s not enough shade? There are many types of structures you can add to cover your patio ranging from umbrellas to retractable awnings. But if you’re looking for a more permanent structure that can withstand extreme weather conditions and create an inviting space, consider adding a wood pergola. Pergolas provide shade and can transform an [...]

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uses for a pergola

Top 5 Uses for a Pergola

Are you trying to make your outdoor space usable year-round? Would you like a special shady spot for your family, friends, and your beloved pets? These are a couple of the top 5 uses for a pergola. Our list consists of tried and true perks of owning your own pergola. These apply to any landscape or climate – hot, cold, dry, or wet. Which one on the list ranks #1 for you? Enhance your outdoor entertaining space. Boost your landscape design [...]

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planter box
planter box

19 Plant Picks for Container Gardening

Mother Nature has dished out a lot of back & forth with the actual arrival of Spring weather in many parts of the country, so it feels good to be thinking about planting flowers! We’re not experts on gardening, so we’ve dug around and found top lists for great plants to add to a planter box recommended by true plant lovers. What you’ll find here are time-tested annuals that you can plant in your containers or planter boxes to add [...]

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outdoor pergola kits
outdoor pergola kits
outdoor pergola kits

3 Time-tested Elements for Outdoor Living Space Design

Trends in outdoor room design have evolved over the years, but core elements that still remain to create the framework for your outdoor space include patio flooring, natural boundaries, and structures such as outdoor pergola kits, gazebos, pagodas, and similar wood structures. One of the first steps is to define the borders of your outdoor room. Measure off the area and make your wish-list for the space. Are you trying to preserve the natural aspects of your surroundings? Do you [...]

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wood pergola kits

DIY Spruce-ups for Wood Patio Pieces and Pergola Kits

Getting your outdoor furniture and structures ready for the season? Grab a paint brush and do a quick spruce up of your front door, patio furniture, and other structures. The summer heat that will be here soon can crack and warp a wooden front door’s surface over time. Repainting or staining doors, wooden benches, and furniture can help protect those wood surfaces from the elements. It also makes it look fresh and welcoming! Assess your larger outdoor wooden structures such as [...]

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sample outdoor patio design
sample outdoor patio

How to Get Started with Your Outdoor Patio Design

If you’re just starting out with a new outdoor patio design, try one of the many sample outdoor patio drawings out there. Or start from scratch by creating your own rough sketch of your yard and some of the basic features you’d like to add. Your local landscaper could help you out or do your own quick drawing with pencil and paper first. This can help you figure out your space, think about the elements you’d like to incorporate, [...]

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Spring home maintenance tips

10 Spring Home Maintenance Tips

It’s fun to flip through the home & garden show fliers that show up in our mailbox this time of year, dream about the possibilities for home improvements, and make plans to attend the local show and support local businesses. As I was leafing through a few recent mailers, I noticed that most of them have a handy checklist for spring home maintenance. Obviously, the one you get in your mailbox will have the best list suited to your [...]

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outdoor wood structure kit
outdoor wood structure kit

Planning a Spring or Summer Garden Party?

As the countdown begins to the first day of spring, it’s a good time to get your patio plan in place! Perhaps you’ll be hosting an outdoor gathering for your high schooler’s prom or spring formal. Maybe you have a graduate to honor with a graduation party that you’d like to host on your patio? Or, you could be offering your backyard for a garden wedding the happy couple has always dreamed of! Any of these events would be [...]

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standard pergola dimensions

How to Measure for a Pergola

If you’ve decided you’re adding a backyard pergola to complete your patio design and create a little shade for those soon-to-return sunny days, here are a few steps that’ll walk you through how to measure and find the pergola dimensions and size that will fit your space. We’ve outlined how to measure for a pergola attached to a wall or a freestanding pergola. For our pergola kits, standard pergola dimensions range from 8×8 to 20×20. Once you take your [...]

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Pergola Depot Awarded Best of Houzz 2018

We’re pleased to announce that Pergola Depot has been awarded “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. This is Pergola Depot’s fourth Best Of Houzz award, following on from our 2015, 2016, and 2017 awards for Customer Service. We love our customers and very much appreciate all of the pergola kit customer reviews we’ve received, and being recognized for the attention to quality that is so important to our team at Pergola Depot. Thank you [...]

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