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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,...

What Do Homebuyers Want? The Best Outdoor Amenities That Buyers Love

If you're thinking about selling your house in the next few years, you'll want to consider the question, "What do homebuyers want?" Near the top of that list are outdoor amenities and an outdoor living area that provides lots of options. Homes with outdoor living spaces appeal to buyers who want to maximize their backyard uses. In this article, we'll look at the top ideas for outdoor amenities and how pergolas can be the perfect complement to exterior living spaces.   Outdoor Living...

Do I Need a Permit to Build a Pergola?

Are you planning to install a pergola in your outdoor space? Normally one of the first questions people ask is, "Do I need a permit for a pergola?" Often a pergola does not require a building permit, but exceptions exist. Installing a pergola is similar to other outdoor home improvement projects, so it's highly recommended to investigate the regulatory requirements in your area as part of your initial planning phase. Do not wonder, "do I need a building permit for...

4 Reasons Why Winter Is the Best Time to Buy a Pergola

Winter is the time when many people dream of fun in the sun. But winter can be a time of acting, not simply dreaming. Don't just imagine fun times — create them! If you want to buy a pergola, winter can be the ideal time to complete your pergola project. Read on for four reasons you should start to plan for your pergola now. Why Start a Pergola Project in Winter? Buying a pergola is an essential investment in outdoor living. So...

How To Live Large with a Small Backyard Setup: Inspired Small Outdoor Living Space Ideas To Create an Oasis in Your Yard

Just because you have a small backyard setup doesn't mean you can't have a gorgeous space to entertain and enjoy the great outdoors. If you are wondering what to do with a small backyard, we'll share some of our favorite outdoor living ideas for small backyards to turn those small backyard spaces into useful and beautiful places. This article will share a number of innovative ideas to help turn your cramped yard into a dreamy oasis — and it all...