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You don’t have to throw out an old patio umbrella — use it to support a vine! Just remove any fabric that’s left and replace it with chicken wire. Put it in the ground, or even a large container filled with potting mix, like the one at left that’s planted with a fast-growing Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia). And if the post and ribs are made of wood, apply a coat of outdoor water-proof sealant to help it stand up to moisture from the potting medium, weather and watering.


Large patio umbrellas come in many shapes and sizes - from a rectangle patio umbrella to a cantilever patio umbrella. Get your guide for choosing the best one for your pool area.


Large Patio Umbrella Modern - : #PatioDesigns Large patio umbrella – A patio umbrella is a big part of the exterior design and decor. Patio umbrella that you choose should be enough to withstand wind, rain and the elements that are difficult, but interesting enough to improve the look and feel of your outdoor space If you have a patio...


10 Ways to Create a Backyard Getaway

Create a Backyard Getaway: Create Shady Spots. Even sun worshippers welcome a little shade. You'll enjoy your deck or patio more if you can provide relief from the sun. Choices for providing shade include mature trees, umbrellas, retractable awnings, or even pergolas and arbors planted with vines.