Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
If you have an patio that’s under-utilized because it lacks privacy or comfort, you can turn it into a secluded outdoor retreat with plants and creative enclosures. To shelter your patio from the sun, you can never go wrong with a pergola, especially when it includes one or more solid walls. You can also use draperies made from durable outdoor fabric to add privacy to a pergola or gazebo. To create the feeling of an English garden, install lattice walls and hedges.
If you already have an enclosed patio but it lacks charm, add potted vines and flowers as shown in the photo above. For more patio privacy ideas, visit the Better Homes and Gardens website.