Ideas for Your Backyard Living Space

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

5 Best Small Pergola Kits of 2020

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. While we’re in the midst of all this change from the Coronavirus, one home project to consider is creating an outdoor retreat. It’ll be a new space for grilling and chilling with family, and then you’ll be ready for backyard gatherings when restrictions are lifted! If you’re looking for simple ways to get that sanctuary...

Full Guide on Pergola Staining & Sealing

In warm climates, winter and early Spring are the perfect time of year to take care of outdoor tasks, like staining and sealing wood. In cooler climates it’ll soon be time to get out your brushes and other supplies for staining outdoor wood structures such as pergolas. This article will answer questions such as: Why is staining and sealing wood important? When should you stain or seal a wood pergola? What types of products are best for staining and...

Pergola Design Ideas and How to Choose

Are you sitting down this weekend to sort through all your ideas about what to do with your backyard patio? Would you like a pergola to be part of the design? There are so many ideas out there for pergola design ideas for patios and backyard areas, it’s hard to know where to start! This article can provide some inspiration, lay out some options (freestanding, attached, pergola over a hot tub or patio, long vs. square, spaced slats vs....