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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...

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 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 pergola...

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 for...

Beautiful DIY Pergola Decorating Ideas

Whether you are relaxing with family on a warm summer evening or grilling for guests on a fall afternoon, your pergola is the social hub for your backyard paradise. While the soaring wooden beams and posts are beautiful in their own right, we have put together 5 pergola decorating ideas that we hope inspire you to treat yours as a blank canvas ready for your creativity. Let's dive in! Pergola Decorations 101 There are so many fun and interesting options to consider...

Pergola Design Ideas for Patios

Pergolas are added to modern landscape designs to protect people and pets from the elements, as well as create an aesthetically pleasing look. The great thing about pergolas is that while you’re choosing a certain style for its appearance, you’ll also be benefitting from the coverage it offers at the same time! There are many types of pergola designs for patios. Your task is to determine which one will work best with your space and budget. The most popular choices are...

Pergola Cover Ideas for Shade

The best pergola covers for shade usually have 3 specific qualities. They’re sturdy, they’re stylish, and they blend well with the outdoors. Pergolas come in many shapes and sizes, but if you browse through popular magazines and pinterest pergola photos, you'll find these same qualities that homeowners tag as some of the best pergola shade covers. Qualities of the Most Popular Pergola Covers Most homeowners are looking for durable pergola covers that will enhance their outdoor space. Quality materials, design elements such...

The Best 19 Plants for Planter Boxes

Looking for planter box plant ideas to brighten your porch, patio, or pool deck? Wishing you could step outside and grab a fresh-picked handful of green beans for dinner? The choices are endless but some of the best choices for container & planter boxes are space saving fruits, veggies, and flowers. Best Plants for Planter Boxes Planter box plants can be delicious or delightful whether it’s colorful blooms or juicy tomatoes. Top picks for your spot will depend on the amount of...

How to Get Started with Your Outdoor Patio Design

If you're just starting out with a new outdoor patio design, try one of the many sample outdoor patio drawings out there. Or start from scratch by creating your own rough sketch of your yard and some of the basic features you'd like to add. Your local landscaper could help you out or do your own quick drawing with pencil and paper first. This can help you figure out your space, think about the elements you'd like to incorporate, and decide...

Festive Backyard Christmas Party Ideas & Holiday Decoration Tips

While you may be dreaming of a white Christmas, if you live in a spot on the map where real snowflakes won't be a reality, at least you can have a backyard holiday party to share the highlights of the year without getting frostbite! Or 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...