Outdoor Spaces to Host Family & Friends

Extending The Season for Pandemic-Safe Socializing

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Heated seats and fire pits help extend season for pandemic socializing

By Star Tribune | October 20, 2020

"In its 40-year history, the St. Paul landscape company Southview Design has seen the idea of a basic backyard deck or patio evolve into 'outdoor rooms,'" said landscape architect Meg Arnosti. These sophisticated spaces are stocked with elements to lure homeowners outdoors: water and fire features; weatherproof kitchens and televisions; pergolas, porches, and plantings to protect from the elements; ambient lighting to set the mood."

Many Southview customers are relying on their outdoor spaces to host family and friends safely during this pandemic. These well-ventilated spaces with plenty of amenities are even being described as an "outdoor oasis."

Learn how other Minnesotans are turning to blankets, heaters and even electric furniture to warm their outdoor spaces for COVID-safe gatherings. Read the entire article at the StarTribune.

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