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When’s the Best Season to Complete Your Patio Design?

The best patio design months depend a little on your location. In the winter months, you might be covered in snow and the last thing you're thinking about is sitting outside on your patio. No matter what season you're in or your climate, patio designing has perks in each of the 4 seasons. Cold rain or snow doesn't conjure up thoughts of patio designing? It's not as far off as you think! Design the Best Patio for Your Yard in...

Popular Gardening Gift Ideas

Looking for unique gardening gift ideas for the yard and garden lover on your list? These popular garden pergola ideas can be the perfect gift for someone that enjoys spending most of their waking hours in their backyard. Gardening Gift Ideas for Anyone Gardening tools and materials your resident green thumb can use to keep the garden growing are always welcome and never go out of style. If you're in the garden or greenhouse several months out of the year, the...

Pergola Project Reveal

This before and after pergola project shows an easy way to update your existing patio simply by replacing your pergola! Other customer project photos show a poolside pergola build and how they created a perfect spot to relax year-round. Pergola Project Reveal in Colorado These photos were shared with us from a Colorado pergola customer, and it shows a beautiful improvement to their patio. Shows a simple update you can make just by updating your deck and pergola! Other Pergola Projects We wanted...

Help Us Help with Hurricane Response

Help Us Help Hurricane Victims Millions of people have been affected by the recent slew of hurricanes that have wreaked havoc over the past few weeks. There have been some major corporations stepping up and helping out Habitat For Humanity Hurricane Response Fund in a big way, and we would like to do our part as well. So, for every purchase made between 9/23/17 - 10/7/17 of over $1000, Pergola Depot will donate $100 to Habitat for Humanity's Hurricane Recovery Fund. Hurricane...

Best Outdoor Living Structures

Outdoor living structures range from small to elaborate. You can create a special area to relax under the stars by adding a wood pergola kit to your paver patio. These outdoor living structures can be found in all sizes and price ranges. Wood pergola structures can create a separate outdoor room. Extend the reach of your home by simply adding on to the space you already have. With our pergola kits, you can convert any unused space into your...

Water Saving Yard Designs

It's not always possible to create a balance of shade and sun in your yard (and keep your plants healthy) with water saving yard designs, especially if you live in a climate that's hot many months out of the year. But don't give up! If you're looking for tips for yard designs that can help you save water and keep your home cooler during heat waves and dry spells, read on for a few handy resources. Creating shade with...

Expand Your Outdoor Living Space

Working on expanding your outdoor living space? Consider a classic pergola design to add style and shade to an outdoor deck or patio. How to Extend your Outdoor Living Space You can easily extend your outdoor living space right out your back door to create a cool and comfortable sitting area. Create the custom look and feel you desire to enhance your outdoor experience, starting with a custom pergola. Relax in the comfortable setting that was designed specifically for your space. What...

Fireplace and Stonework Enhance Custom Outdoor Patio

Custom outdoor patios come in a wide variety of designs. The design shown here is from a loyal Indiana pergola customer that installed a custom outdoor patio. They've enhanced their sitting area with beautiful stonework, a fireplace, and large stepping stones. Views from different angles display the use of landscaping to soften the edges of the patio. Installing an outdoor fireplace can spur all-season outdoor relaxation, depending on the weather in your location. In Indiana, even though the average...

How-to guides for planting backyard entertaining area

Trying to decide when and what to plant to prep your backyard entertaining area? Looking for a guide or quick tips for your pre-summer spruce-up? We found a couple gardening guides and checklists from regions across the U.S. that might offer some guidance. Find out which plants work and when to plant them to enhance your backyard retreat like the patio shown here by one of our Vermont pergola kit customers. If your state isn't represented in the resources here,...

Cool Pergola Designs for Outdoor Patio

With the dog days of summer in full swing in many parts of the country, finding a way to keep ourselves and our pets cool is a top priority. Outdoor shade structures offer pets and people a spot where they can retreat to take a break and cool off. It's a great place to relax and sip a cold drink as well as a spot for your pet's water dish so they can stay hydrated while outdoors. Our pergolas...