Outdoor Room Pet Peeves

By Lisa Frederick


Not enjoying your outdoor living space as much as you should be? Bugs, weather, and other annoyances can keep you indoors, even on a beautiful day. Here are seven common culprits preventing people from enjoying the outdoors and our top solutions for each.

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If your deck or patio sits in direct view of the neighbors, it's easy to feel like you're on display. The obvious solution is a fence, but if that isn't in the cards due to cost or other factors, take a different approach. Plant a fast-growing privacy hedge, group several small trees or bushes in pots along the edge of your space, or consider a portable lattice wall that you can mount on casters and slide wherever it's needed.

Read On the Fence: What to Consider Before Installing Fencing.
Outdoor Dining Space
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