Patio Structures

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....

Winter Pergola Prep Guide: How To Protect a Pergola in the Winter

Even if it's winter, a pergola needs a little bit of love. We know that in the spring, summer and fall, you'll spend a lot of time outdoors enjoying your pergola. In the winter (for those of you in one of the cooler winter climate or snowbelt states), you're probably going to spend way less time outside, but you'll still want to make sure your pergola is protected. But how can you help safeguard it from frigid temps, harsh...

Homeowner’s Guide to Restoring Cedar and Pressure-Treated Pine Pergolas

With just a bit of regular care and maintenance, cedar and pine pergolas will stay in tip-top shape for years to come. But sometimes you put it off too long, or you may have purchased a new home with a slightly dilapidated pergola already in place. Can you restore your older outdoor wood pergola? Yes, you can! Our experts at Pergola Depot are here to help. In this article, we will provide advice for restoring a cedar or pressure-treated pine...

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...