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Pergola Flooring Ideas to Create a Beautiful & Cohesive Outdoor Living Space

So, you've made the exciting decision to install a Pergola Depot pergola? Congratulations! Now you can start planning how to enhance your pergola to create your dream living space. Choosing the right pergola flooring is important for complementing the overall look and feel of your new pergola and your home. What type of outdoor flooring options are there? This article will cover some of the most popular pergola flooring ideas to create a good foundation for your new pergola....

How to Winterize a Pergola

It's no secret that the general purpose of a pergola is to provide a comfortable oasis that is exclusive to you and your guests. When the weather is sunny and warm, these structures are excellent for relaxing with a good book and nice glass of wine, and for hosting football watch parties or barbecues with the family. But can you use a pergola in winter? And how do you winterize a pergola? As soon as the temperatures begin to...

Pergola Maintenance Tips for Summer Months

Pergola maintenance is not something that you probably think much about. But if you want your pergola to last, you'll need to add some basic upkeep and cedar wood care to your annual backyard garden maintenance list. So how much maintenance does a pergola require? Thankfully pergolas are pretty self-sufficient structures and don't require much care. They are similar to outdoor furniture maintenance, on a slightly bigger scale. Keeping a pergola looking like new will only add a couple of...

7 Benefits of a Pergola

One of the most time-tested and simplest ways to make your backyard look beautiful is to add hardscaping such as a pergola. Besides being aesthetically pleasing, there are many other benefits of installing a pergola on your property. And not all pergolas are the same. This blog will share some of the top advantages of adding a Pergola Depot pergola to your outside space.   What Is a Pergola? Before we get into the benefits of a pergola, it's important to know...

Arbor vs. Pergola vs. Gazebo

A beautiful outdoor space that you can call your own is one of the best additions you can bring to any home. Outdoor features such as arbors, pergolas and gazebos can all elevate a backyard and make it feel like your personal, private escape. But what's the difference between the three? Comparing an arbor vs. pergola vs. gazebo can help you decide. If you're making over your backyard space and think that you'd like to add one of these structures,...

Vegetable and Flower Raised Garden Bed Ideas for Cedar Planters

Have you heard of the old saying, "carrots love tomatoes"? According to this phrase, growing these two vegetables together will increase the yield of both. This same principle applies to flowering plants too. Certain combinations not only look better, but the plants also stay healthier. Grouping together plants with similar needs will keep your raised flower bed blooming and vegetable garden producing all season long. Read more to discover how to maximize your space with garden box ideas for...

Three Steps to Your Maintenance-Free Pergola

Is a maintenance-free pergola possible? Beautiful, versatile pergolas provide a customized getaway right in your backyard. And with a little effort, your pergola will remain strong and in tip-top shape for years. In this article, we'll look at some of the ways you can help protect your pergola with a few easy pergola maintenance steps. Pergola Maintenance Step 1: Choose the Right Wood The best way to start is by choosing the right type of wood for your pergola. It's also...

How to Install a Pergola and Avoid Installation Mistakes

One of the most popular design elements employed today is the pergola. From television programs to magazines, pergolas are "it." If you've been thinking about building a beautiful pergola in your backyard, you may have started gathering tips on pergola installation. That's smart. Many people don't, and they end up paying for it with time, money and frustration. But what are the mistakes to avoid, and where do you turn for answers? We'll show you how to install a...

Illuminate Your Pergola: 6 Ways to Incorporate Lighting into Your Outdoor Space

The sky’s the limit when it comes to outdoor pergola lighting. Small, medium, or large pergolas could all benefit from some type of lighting. Whether you opt for adding lights on pergola posts and rafters, installing a pergola chandelier, or enlisting a contractor to add perimeter lights, you’ll certainly enhance the ambiance of your outdoor space! A great place to begin is defining how much time and effort you’d like to put into your pergola lights. Are you looking...

Pergola Designs for Shade

There are few moments more relaxing than sitting on your outdoor patio on a warm summer day sharing stories with your loved ones. The grass is green, the flowers are in bloom, and life is beautiful. Backyard pergolas are the perfect complement to these happy afternoons. Pergolas are how we sit outside comfortably in the height of the sun's busy day. So what are the best pergola shade designs to keep the sun from burning up the nicest moments...