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DIY – Make your patio private with screens you create yourself

You can make your back yard patio more private with great screens that you can build yourself. It’s easy enough to be creative and combine them with flowers, hanging pots, an herb garden or anything else you would love to have around your patio. Just like that you’ve got a natural, outdoor enclosure to enjoy! …

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