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How to Build a Pergola on a Deck

Are you looking to upgrade your backyard sanctuary with an attractive pergola as the centerpiece of your brand new deck? Nowadays, more and more homeowners are choosing to incorporate cozy pergolas into their outdoor living spaces. Not only do these inviting structures provide shade and respite from the sun, but they also add visual appeal to both large and small decks—not to mention a touch of sophistication! If that's the direction you'd like to go with your backyard design but you're not sure how to build a pergola on a deck, follow along here for helpful tips.

How to Build a Pergola on a Deck in a Few Easy Steps

Building your own pergola can be a daunting task, especially for those without much experience in DIY projects. But don't worry, you...

Hot Tub Pergola Ideas – A Guide for Homeowners

Hot tubs are an excellent addition to any backyard, providing both relaxation and enjoyment. If you’re looking to combine a shade drenched area with your hot tub, consider a pergola with hot tub combo! A hot tub pergola not only adds an aesthetically pleasing touch to your backyard but also provides privacy and shade. Many people ask, can you put a pergola over a hot tub? In this blog post, we will provide insight on this to guide homeowners and home improvement specialists on how to create the perfect hot tub with pergola paradise.

What Size Pergola for a Hot Tub is Best?

The first thing to consider is whether you’ll be installing the pergola over the hot tub, or in an adjoining area. This will help you determine what size pergola...

The Best 20 Plants for Planter Boxes

With thousands of plants to choose from for your backyard container gardening, it's a daunting task to narrow down your list to only 20! The choices are endless but some of the best choices for container & planter boxes are space saving fruits, veggies, and flowers. If you're blessed with a backyard bathed in sunshine, you'll have a variety of plants to choose from. If your backyard has has limited sunlight, enhance your garden boxes with wheels and roll on into your yard's sunniest spot - or opt for one of the many shade-loving blooms!

Best Plants for Planter Boxes

Looking for planter box plant ideas to brighten your porch, patio, pool deck, or backyard patio structure? Wishing you could step outside and grab a fresh-picked handful of green beans for...

5 Best Pergola Kits

Are you looking for ways to spend more time outdoors? Many of us want to create outdoor living spaces right in our own backyard to make better use of the outdoors and make the space easier to enjoy. Do you want more privacy? More shade? Some rain protection? You may have plenty of room to hang out, but it needs a little TLC. If your space is hindered by one of these problems, and you’re unsure how to tackle it, one of our pergola kits could be your solution! Finding a way to make your favorite place easy to enjoy without blowing your backyard budget can be a challenge. Finding quality DIY pergola kits might also seem daunting. But with our pergolas, it’s quite simple. We build high-quality pergola kits...

5 Best Wall Pergola Kits

A pergola can change the dynamic of any yard or patio by giving purpose to an empty space. While free-standing, four-post pergolas can create a room out of nothing, an attached, wall pergola kit has some distinct features that make it a wonderful addition to the outside of your home. This article will review features of our wall-mounted pergola kits that you can use as a guide to transform your backyard. If you're looking to create an outdoor living room, or open air dining space, an attached wall pergola that extends out from your home can help make your dream a reality. Here is a list of the 5 best wall pergola kits that can make your backyard the best new space for all-season outdoor living!

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5 Best Small Pergola Kits

Spending quality time in your yard or patio is one of the most relaxing ways to enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of your home. Regardless of season or location, one home project to consider is creating an outdoor retreat. It’ll be a new space for grilling and chilling with family, as well as making your backyard your new go-to spot for your all-season outdoor gatherings! If you’re looking for simple ways to get that sanctuary built, then you should really look into our classic pergolas. A pergola not only defines your outdoor living space as a perfect hangout for meals, parties, and quality family time but they also provide a comfortable aesthetic that will make ‘outside’ your new ‘inside’. We offer the highest quality, affordable, ready to build small pergola...

Festive Christmas Pergola Ideas: The Best Tips for Lighting & Decorating a Pergola for Christmas & Other Seasonal Holidays

While you may be dreaming of a white Christmas, if you live where real snowflakes won’t be a reality, at least you can still add your outdoor Christmas pergola decorations and celebrate outside without the worry of frostbite! If you do live where the forecast calls for chilly temps and you don’t mind the cold, make a plan to have your party outdoors and stock up on firewood. Just be sure to have your guests dress warm, and plan to huddle around the fireplace, or invest in some outdoor heaters to keep everyone cozy underneath a Christmas pergola decorated with lights, garlands and holiday cheer. There's nothing like getting a breath of fresh air when you're bundled up under your covered pergola or patio. Warm or cold, the holiday season is a...

Pergola Landscaping With Potted Plants

Any season is a good time to think about sprucing up your pergola by landscaping with potted plants. You've found the best wooden pergola kits and taken the effort to learn where to put a pergola and how to install a pergola properly. Now it's your chance to finish off the look of your pergola with potted plant arrangements. Whether you have a concrete patio with a pergola or a pergola in a garden or on a deck, landscaping with planters and flower pots offers a lot of options. This article will look at the top tips and tricks for landscaping around a pergola. Plan Ahead for Potted Plant Arrangements Consider Your Containers Select Your Spacing Choose Your Colors Pick Your Plants  

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Nine Site Preparation Tips for a Successful Pergola Installation

A pergola adds beauty and a sense of intimacy to any outdoor space. But there are crucial steps you need to take before your pergola installation to ensure the success of your project. This article will provide site preparation advice, yard prep suggestions and other tips to help you get ready for your pergola installation. As you learn how to properly install your pergola, you'll want to follow these steps: Select Your Material Check Local Building Requirements Review HOA Regulations Choose Your Pergola Installation Site With Care Investigate Impediments Look Out for Landscaping Inspect Site Lines Call 811 Consider Hiring a Pergola Installation Professional  

Why Build an Outdoor Structure?

People choose to build an outdoor structure like a custom-built pergola for many reasons. Wood pergola designs can: Offer shade Extend a home's livable space Create an outdoor living area Add a focal point to...

A Guide to Wood Checking and Splitting

Have you ever wondered why your wooden pergola starts to crack and split over time? Many pergola owners begin to worry if they see their wood checking and splitting. We know this can cause concern, so let's answer the question, what is a wood check and why does wood split? Typically, checks in wood run the length of the timber grain, while splits go from one side of a beam to the other. Excessive loads on the structure can cause these breaks to occur. But don't worry, we're here to help! This article will define a wood check, answer the question, "Why does wood split?". We'll also cover how to repair a cracked wood post and ensure your pergola remains beautiful for years to come. You can depend on Pergola Depot...