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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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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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When’s the Best Season to Complete Your Patio Design?

Depends a little bit on where you live, right? You might be covered in snow, and the last thing you’re thinking about is sitting outside on your patio right now enjoying an ice cold (insert favorite beverage here). Doesn’t conjure up thoughts of patio designing? It’s not as far off as you think! But, let me ask you something. If you close your eyes right now, can you imagine that it’s spring time? It’s the weekend. The grass is as green as [...]

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Guide to Choosing Wood for a Pergola

What Type of Wood Will You Choose for your Pergola Kit? We offer two classic choices of wood for our pergola kits, pressure treated Southern Yellow Pine and Western Red Rough Sawn Tight Knot Cedar. Both are excellent choices for a sturdy pergola that will last for many years. These wood types offer strength and durability that look good in many types of settings from rustic to traditional. As with all wooden outdoor structures, proper maintenance helps keep your pergola [...]

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winter staycation ideas

Winter Staycation Ideas

When you think of a winter outdoor retreat or winter staycation ideas, what comes to mind? A great way to take a break from the last minute holiday shopping and excitement if you can’t venture too far from home is to find a nearby trail or park, take a neighborhood stroll or bike ride, or relax and enjoy the backyard retreat you spent all that time creating this summer. If you’re planning to take a First Day Hike when 2018 [...]

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Tips for a Festive Backyard Holiday Party

While you may be dreaming of a white Christmas, if you live in a spot on the map where real snowflakes won’t be a reality, at least you can have a backyard holiday party to share the highlights of the year without getting frostbite! Or 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 [...]

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Popular Gardening Gift Ideas

Looking for unique gardening gift ideas for the yard and garden lover on your list? If you’re scouring gift giving guides for the perfect present for someone that enjoys spending most of their waking hours in their backyard, consider these popular gardening gifts. Gardening tools and materials your resident green thumb can use to keep their garden growing or protected are always welcome to the garden enthusiast, and never go out of style. If they’re in the garden or greenhouse [...]

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outdoor patio decorations

Easy Outdoor Patio Decorations

Looking for some simple outdoor patio decorations for the upcoming holidays? Dust off that old toboggan and skates! Use what you have or find something new this year, but keep in mind that decorations can be flashy – or subtle. Lean that antique sled you have tucked away in your garage against a wall in your entryway or on your front porch, and tie on a sparkly bow. Add a pair of ice skates and a colorful scarf to [...]

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Most Inviting Colors for Front Door and Patio Decorations

One surefire (and easy!) way to liven up your entryway is to welcome visitors with a new splash of color on your front door! If you’re getting ready to change your seasonal wreath, now might be the perfect time to pick your paint before you finalize your front patio decoration theme. Borrowing some great visuals on paint jobs for your front porch from DIY Network’s 28 inviting colors to paint a front door pictures, you’re sure to find a color [...]

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