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  • Category: Awning  (1)
    • Awnings for Decks 

      Awnings for decks or patios can be one of the most important additions you can make to your home. They allow you to inexpensively create covered decks, or even…

  • Category: Pergola  (20)
    • Wood Pergola Kits - Perfect for Patio Covers or a Garden Trellis 

      Whether in the garden or covering the patio, wood pergola kits are a quick and easy way to bring style with a natural touch to your backyard. The elegant and…

    • Using a Pergola as a Hammock Stand 

      We've talked about Google Sketchup here on pergolawning.com before, it's one of our favorite places to go for design ideas for just about anything. There are…

    • Pergola Designs - Construction, Style, Arbors and Materials 

      At first glance, pergola designs would seem to be rather straightforward and simple. This is likely due to how the structure of a pergola is generally laid…

    • Pergola Covered Outdoor Kitchen 

      There's little better than an afternoon picnic or barbeque in the backyard. However, it can be uncomfortable to be outdoors during hot summer days. Adding a…

    • Pergola Design and Construction 

      When adding a new feature you your yard, you have a lot of choices about what you end up building. Pergola, gazebo, or otherwise, many of the planning stages…

    • DIY Pergola - Planning for a Beautiful Addition to Your Yard 

      As one of the most simple structures you can add to your yard, a DIY pergola makes a lot of sense. You should still be careful about the design phase of the…

    • Preparing for Pergola Construction 

      When going about how to figure out how to plan pergola construction for your landscaping, there are quite a lot of different factors to bear in mind. Without a…

    • Backyard Pergola Ideas - Rustic, Solar, or Contemporary Shade 

      Adding a backyard pergola to your home is one of the better ideas as to how to upgrade the look and function of your landscaping all at once. Pergolas have…

    • Types of Pergola Roofing 

      As not a very common concept, pergola roofing may be somewhat of a mystery to most people. How do you have a pergola with a roof, without the pergola simply…

    • Ideas for Pergola Plans 

      Choosing the right designs and features to include in your pergolas plans is an important part of ensuring that you have a beautiful and useful addition to…

    • Metal Pergolas - Aluminum, Wrought Iron, or Steel? 

      When building a pergola, metal (aluminum, wrought iron, or steel) can be used as a substitute to the more common wooden materials that pergolas are built from.…

    • Wooden Pergola - Design and Build Your Own 

      Working with wood is a long time favorite of home improvement enthusiasts and handymen in general, which is why wood pergolas make perfect sense for the DIY…

    • How to Build a Pergola 

      Step 1: Planning and Design As with any construction project, perhaps the most important work begins before you ever even make the first cut or hammer the…

    • Inexpensive Pergola Design 

      When shopping around for a pergola, it's easy to get distracted by the beautiful looks and forget that often the price tag is terribly inflated. While…

    • Pergola Construction Materials 

      In order to design a pergola to be sturdy and beautiful, you first need to know the types of pergola construction materials that you will be working with. The…

    • Pergola Designs with Google Sketchup 

      If you are looking for great pergola designs then perhaps Google Sketchup is right up your alley. It's a 3D design tool that Google offers for free. I've found…

    • How to Build a Pergola - Extension to House, Deck, or Patio 

      At first it may seem that how to build a pergola is a rather simple task. There aren't a lot of complicated structural components or hidden features with a…

    • Free Pergola Scrollwork Templates 

      We at pergolawning.com have put together a few scrollwork templates for use on pergolas we have designed. These templates are for 2x8 beams and 2x6 runners.…

    • Metal Pergolas - Aluminum, Steel, or Wrought Iron 

      It's not an uncommon sight to see a pergola out in the yard these days. More often than metal pergolas though, you will find them made of wood. This is…

    • Pergolas 

      A pergola is a beautiful addition to your yard where the structural components themselves provide the aesthetic appeal. Pergolas are a type of gazebo, usually…

  • Category: Gazebo  (4)
    • Garden Gazebos - Heavyduty Hardtop to Lightweight Canopy Designs 

      Gazebos are stylish and regal structures which have graced high class lawns and gardens for centuries. These days homeowners can afford garden gazebos…

    • Gazebo Canopy - Outdoor Comfort at Home or Camping 

      A gazebo canopy makes for a great addition to any yard. Easy to set up, yet stylish enough to add a bit of beauty and charm to your landscaping, there's no…

    • Gazebo Curtains 

      Gazebo curtains are going to be used the most often on metal gazebos. This allows you to take an inexpensive wrought iron gazebo that you install yourself and…

    • Wedding Gazebos 

      For a wedding gazebo you're going to need to make some considerations that you wouldn't have to make with a typical arbor or archway. This is simply because…

  • Category: Curtain  (2)
    • Outdoor Bamboo Shades 

      It's ironic that bamboo shades are considered one of the more durable porch treatments because it probably isn't bamboo at all in most cases. If you have a…

    • Sheer Curtains for Outdoor Use 

      The sheer curtains you would use in the outdoors look very similar to what you would see in interior design. However, you will find different fabrics. There…

  • Category: Canopy  (1)
    • Shade with Outdoor Canopies 

      Outdoor canopies are usually the most dramatic element that you can bring into your yard. You need to make sure that you keep them in great shape just because…

  • Category: Garden  (5)
    • How to Choose the Right Container 

      When growing vegetables in containers important considerations are: Potential Root Volume (Container volume) If you are going to grow crops such as beet…

    • Growing Leafy Vegetables Under a Pergola 

      As the price of produce has increased many of us have began to consider changes in our diet and life style. Unfortunately, for many, the cost of their food has…

    • Growing Tomatoes on a Trellised Pergola 

      Growing tomatoes on a trellis can be one of the most exciting experiences a gardener can have. Imagine a tomato plant, grown with a single stem (vine), on a…

    • How to Garden Under a Pergola 

      Growing vegetables and flowers under and around your Pergola can add significant positive elements to your life. The vegetables can add variety and economic…

    • Fruits and Vegetables to Grow Under a Pergola 

      A pergola will reduce the direct sunlight in an area around and under it. Generally, depending on the location of the pergola in relation to other structures…