9 Reasons to Install a Pergola in Your Florida Backyard

Posted by Joe Mouad on Sep 1, 2022 10:52:30 AM

Let’s start with reasons not to install a pergola in your Florida backyard.

1. Hmmmm.

2. Well, there’s…

3. Hmmm.

Maybe we’ll have better luck with reasons to install a pergola in your Florida backyard.

Put your feet up. There are plenty. Too bad you don’t have a pergola to relax beneath as you ponder this list…

First, What’s the Purpose of a Pergola?

These outdoor shade structures feature slatted or lattice-style roofs, supported by posts.

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They’re great for covering all or part of your patio, offering a bit of cover from the sun and defining your outdoor space.

Why do you want one?

1. It’s 96 Degrees and Sunny: A Pergola Offers Some Shade

This is Central Florida, which might be the main reason you need to install a pergola in your backyard.pergola with stone patio and lounge chairs
A pergola is a shady spot to sip ice-cold lemonade, or, let’s be honest, a frozen margarita.

2. Pergolas Offer Extra Outdoor Living Space

The pergola itself is a nice enough structure, but the right accessories make it a plush extension of your home. More hangout space is one of the huge benefits of a pergola.

Add plants, lights, comfy furniture, an outdoor rug, even cool curtains, and it’s an outdoor hangout for everything from morning coffee with the birds to evening cocktails with the fireflies.

3. They Add Instant Class to Your Landscape

Don’t feel bad about wanting to look fancy.

A pergola adds that extra touch of elegance to a yard that says, “this is a high-end place.” (Even if you just sit under it to drink beer out of the can and munch Pringles.)pergola on stone patio with firepit and grill
Or get dressed up and host a party and pass around trays of hoity toity hors d'oeuvres.

Why are pergolas so popular? Instant class.

4. It’s a Place to Hide

OK, the garage is a better place to actually hide, but a pergola offers a handy little getaway where you can escape for a bit of “me time.” It’s one of the benefits of a pergola nobody really talks about, but we’re all about being honest.

Yes, your family will find you eventually, but if you sit very still and wear whatever color your pergola is, you have a chance for a few minutes alone.

5. Pergolas Expand Your Plant Potential

This is one of the great reasons to install a pergola. Dress up your pretty new hardscape addition by growing fragrant flowering vines up the posts and hanging plants from the “roof.”pergola with landscape lighting and plantingsClimbing vines quickly grow up the posts and intertwine to create a green leafy roof overhead.

Bam! A whole new garden spot.

6. It’s a Great Place for Magical Lighting

Everybody thinks about shade when they ponder the benefits of a pergola in Central Florida, but pergolas offer a special type of magic after the sun goes down. All you have to do is add twinkly lights.

Suddenly, anything you do out there is extra special.

7. More Space for Entertaining

A pergola is a great spot for entertaining. It’s pretty, it offers a cozy, defined space, and anybody you invite over will talk about your fabulous pergola on their way home.pergola with seating and healthy lawn and plantings

8. A Pergola Adds Value to Your Home

Beautiful landscaping increases your property value, and that includes a pergola.

Enjoy the many benefits of a pergola now, and if you decide to sell your house later, everybody at your open house will happily exclaim, “Oooh, a pergola!” and make an offer.

9. It’s a DIY Project, If You’re Handy

Sure, a pergola could be a DIY project.stone column with pergola and flowering treeBut they require construction skills, a pretty good tool collection, (do you have a reciprocating saw?) lots of measuring, and precision placement. And maybe wiring, if you want to light it.

That’s why a lot of people hire a pro, then go to brunch.

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Our creative designers will sit down with you to create a custom pergola design and installation plan perfect for your Central Florida lifestyle.

And if you need even more reasons to add a pergola to your Florida backyard, they probably have some.

They love this stuff.

Put your feet up. We make pergola installation easy, start to finish:

  • We offer clear-cut proposals. There’s no guessing about what we include for the price — it’s all laid out for you.
  • We don’t require down payments. You read that right.
  • All the “paperwork” is done electronically. Easy.
  • We do all the permitting. You don’t have time to wait in line. Let us do all that.
  • Perplexing HOA documents? We’ll help you fill them out, so you can get approval for your project. No fretting about “What should I write here?” Just ask us. We’ll help you gather the info the board needs.
  • We’ll do all the hard work, from demolition to clean-up and everything in-between.
  • Once you’re happy, we’ll bill you. Simple as that.

Once your pergola installation is done, we’re here for any other landscaping needs. That pretty pergola could be just the beginning to your dream backyard.

We’re hardscape experts, but our skills don’t stop there. We’re with you every step of the way as you plan your perfect outdoor space.

Sod, irrigation, landscape design: Let us transform your landscape from an embarrassing eyesore to a place you spend every spare minute.

Are you ready to enjoy the vibrant, impressive landscape you've always wanted? Request a quote today! We’ll help you review your options and then transform your property.

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