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How to Enclose a Patio

Posted on June 25, 2010
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When considering ideas for your garden you may well be interested in how to enclose a patio. There are varying degrees of enclosing an area and often the best garden decor ideas are the simplest. If you require privacy to sunbathe and tend your plants, with perhaps some additional shade, the solution could be just a case of popping along to your local DIY store and investing in some fencing panels to form a screen to give you the privacy you require. This cost effective solution can have trellis panels to allow you to train climbing plants such as wisteria, honeysuckle or roses to make the area a haven of sweet smelling delight throughout the summer months. As with all erections check your local planning area regulations, with particular regard to height, to ensure there are no restrictions Privet hedges can also be used to similar effect, but may take a while to establish. Investigate fast growing varieties which can quickly create impenetrable barriers and can be easily shaped. However make yourself aware of the maintenance required with each option.

If your interest is in how to enclose a covered patio, this could be a whole new ball game and a much more time consuming and costly venture. However you could potentially increase your homes footprint and create an additional all year round room to compliment your home. With the need to protect your delicate skin from the suns harmful rays this is a good way to bring the outdoors in. An initial consideration will be do you have an existing roof, it could be you are enclosing a car port and want to use the existing structure to simplify matters, or you could be starting from scratch. The floor is also important but if you investigate thoroughly and get these two main aspects right you could be on the way to creating the feature you long for.

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