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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? Maybe you have plenty of room to hang out, but it just needs a little TLC. If your space is hindered by one of these problems, and you’re not sure how to tackle it, a pergola...

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,...

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...

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 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...

Pergola Landscaping With Potted Plants

The time has come 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...

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...

A Guide to Wood Checking and Splitting

Many pergola owners begin to worry if they see their wood checking and splitting. They wonder, "Why does wood crack?" and try to decide if they need to fix splitting wood. This article will define a wood check, answer the question, "Why does wood split?" and discuss how to repair a cracked wood post. You can depend on Pergola Depot for all the answers you need about wood pergolas.   What Is a Check in Wood? A wood check is the lumber industry's term...

Where to Put a Pergola

You've probably seen pergolas in lavish outdoor settings and thought, "I'd love to have one, but I just don't know where to put a pergola." Whether you have a large spread or a small backyard, a pergola makes a wonderful addition to your outdoor space. This article will share some of the most popular options for pergola placement, so when you're ready to order yours from Pergola Depot, you'll know exactly where to put a pergola to create the biggest "wow."   Pergola...

Easy and Low-Maintenance Patio Plants to Grow Under and Around Your Pergola

You've just installed a Pergola Depot pergola — congratulations! Or perhaps you're still planning out your perfect custom pergola or looking to perk up an existing structure. In any case, you'll be looking for some low-maintenance patio plants to enhance the look and feel of your outdoor living area. Whether you want glossy, heart-shaped foliage, climbing vines or colorful flowers, we have you covered with ideas for pergola plants that do well in full sun or partial shade. Read on for...

How To Keep Bugs Away From Your Pergola & Patio

Adding a pergola to your yard is a great way to enjoy nature and create a gathering place for friends and family — as long as you're also keeping insects away. When bugs invade your outdoor space, it can bring fun and relaxation to a screeching halt. So, what's a homeowner to do? We'll share a few tried-and-true methods on how to keep bugs away from your patio, pergola, porch and other outdoor living spaces. Once we've dispensed with the pests,...