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Backyard Shade Ideas for Hot Summer Days

Summer’s here – along with climbing A/C bills, but maybe trying out some backyard shade ideas such as trees, plants and outdoor structures might help cool things off. If sun is streaking directly into your windows during the peak of summer, your house can soak up extra heat and challenge your overworked cooling system. Consider time tested backyard shade ideas such as landscaping with larger trees and shrubs, and adding surrounding structures to help keep your home shaded and cooler this summer. Or create a [...]

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Patio Pergolas for Patio Shade

With summer right around the corner, plenty of people are looking for ways to update and upgrade their outdoor spaces that provide a little break from the sun. Our Arizona customer whose photo was chosen by our followers as our April customer of the month shows a fun and functional way to make better use of their back patio area with a patio shade kit. For those of you looking for a DIY project, our pergola kits offer an array of designs, sizes, [...]

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Patio Covers for Top 5 Sunniest States

Finding shade during these hot summer months is essential if you want to be outdoors but stay cool and avoid sunburn. While this is a general rule in many states coast to coast during July and August, there are definitely places where the sun is more intense and patio covers of various types come in handy for people and pets. If you live in one of the Top 5 Sunniest States listed on Current Results, you may want to [...]

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Creative Patio Decorations

If red and white, or red, white, and blue are your top color choices for patio decorations, July is an excellent time to deck your home out in as much of the patriotic combo as you’d like! For the Fourth of July, Canada Day, and many summer gatherings there are certain decorating aspects that are pretty traditional such as flags in the yard and ribbons on trees. If you’re looking to get a little more creative, this is the post [...]

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wood arbor kit
wood arbor kit
wood arbor kit
wood arbor kit

What to Do with an Empty Backyard Living Space

Trying to make the most of your veranda? A wood arbor kit can be a classic way to accent your outdoor space. Creating your dream backyard can often be a challenge if there are space constraints. There are so many choices and design ideas, and yet only so much square footage in your outdoor area. But don’t despair! If you live in a downtown area or have a compact space to design and fill, an arbor or a pergola always look amazing [...]

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How to Change up your Landscape Design

Landscape design changes can take a weekend or up to several weeks, depending on how elaborate your plans are, and if you’re enlisting the help of a contractor. With so many options for design and decor, try working with what you already have, and then work in a few new features gradually to achieve your desired look. Here are a couple ways to change up your backyard’s landscaping and still try out trendy new designs. Transplant or plant new. Many people think that once [...]

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Backyard Games for Summer Gatherings

If you’re setting up for an outdoor party, try out a few of these backyard games and grill recipes for Father’s Day or any summer gathering. Check out these easy set-up outdoor games on Pinterest, including a few that could be moved indoors if the weather doesn’t cooperate! Give the lawn a quick cut as a Father’s Day gift and then let the games begin! If he’d rather spend the afternoon inside, serve up his favorite snacks while you’re getting dinner ready on [...]

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patio cover shade

Patio Cover Shade Ideas

Several of our customers have created patio cover shade to make the most of their outdoor gathering spots. Each incorporated their pine or cedar pergolas in to their outdoor retreat to create a unique backyard design that extends their living space. Shown here are various sizes of our Big Kahuna pergola kit, both in freestanding and attached. Thank you to our customers for sharing photos of their New York pergola, New Jersey pergola, and Florida pergola. Great designs showing pergolas [...]

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wall mounted pergola

Have a Favorite Pergola Photo to Share?

From time to time, customers submit favorite pergola photos of backyard patio projects including Pergola Depot pine or cedar pergola kits, and enter our Pergola of the Month customer contest by email or via Facebook. Pergola Depot customers submit their photos of the pergola they’ve assembled, and our followers choose their favorite. It’s a great place to find new ideas for your own patio project! Results are posted on our Blog, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Customers can submit photos of their Pergola [...]

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5 Super Tips for Backyard Graduation Party

Your backyard graduation party might be fast approaching, but there’s still plenty of time to get your space shaped up for your guests! There are piles of blogs and articles dedicated solely to graduations, whether it’s for kindergarten, middle school, high school, or college. Here are few that can help you with your planning. We grabbed a few simple top 5 super tips for your backyard graduation party that were gleaned from many resources like these ideas from The Cottage Market for everything from centerpieces to photo [...]

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