Pergolas are having a moment. Yardzen, a landscape-design service, has already had more requests for pergolas this year than they did in all of 2020, according to co-founder and CEO Allison Messner. “People have been really wanting their outdoor space to blend with their indoor space, and to just get more function out of their yards,” says Ms. Messner.
A pergola is a structure defined as having a lattice roof or cross beams and four posts that hold it up. They might be used to cover walkways, as sitting areas. They could be attached to the home or free-standing. It isn’t uncommon to see greenery, like jasmine or bougainvillea, growing up the sides and on top of a pergola.