Here are a few solutions to common problems with outdoor spaces.
I’ve seen this hint used in Cannon Beach, Oregon. They hang a clear bag of water above doors to keep the bugs out of shops. They say it helps, something about seeing their image magnified or thinking it is a body of water keeps the bugs out. Guess it is worth a try! Photo: Living Etc.
Don’t have enough room for gardening? Try going vertical! I saw this in Living Etc, but couldn’t find the actual product. However, you could hang planters just like you do window boxes, filling up a blank wall.
We got one of these net cabanas at Smith & Hawken last year. You simply put it over your umbrella and it keeps the bugs out!
Don’t know what to do with your patio furniture in the off season? Use furniture covers from Pottery Barn.
Need to cover a less than lovely patio or porch? Or simply want to define a space? How about an outdoor rug?
Want a more permanent solution to spruce up a concrete patio? How about acacia wood interlocking floor tiles from Pottery Barn?
Need some sun protection but don’t have a large space? How about this half umbrella from Grandin Road?
Chilly nights? Try a table top patio heater! Via The Washington Post, at Lowe’s stores in July
Need to shade a large area? Use an offset patio umbrella from Cushions and Umbrellas! Use the discount code theinspiredroom for 10% off!
Need to transform an old wood deck? How about painting some diamonds? Domino Mag
And last, but not least, if you want to garden in the rain…
Nubrella.com via This Old House
Happy Wednesday everyone!