There is no better time to enjoy your backyard, or a patio than summer months. You can invite friends and family to enjoy warm weather from your lovely yard. However, sometimes it can get too hot and intolerable to enjoy the outside. Your party could be spoiled because of too much sunlight. This is why it is always good to have some shade in your backyard. Bringing some shade into your yard can make summer much more enjoyable. Here are the best ways to do it.
Umbrellas are one of the most convenient ways to introduce shade into your yard. The best thing about them is that they can be moved wherever you need them, with ease. You can choose from a variety of sizes, shapes, colours and materials. Umbrellas will look great next to your pool, or on a patio. They are convenient since they can be taken apart and stored away in a garage until you need them again. Keep in mind that you should always secure them so they don’t get blown away by the wind. Although prices vary depending on the quality, they are still one of the cheapest ways to bring shade into your backyard.
Pergolas are a great addition to an already gorgeous patio. They are simple structures made of four pillars that support a roof. The choice of roof is up to you, it can be anything from canvas, roman shades to bamboo sticks. What can enhance a pergola is some greenery – a lot of people let creepers grow all over their pergolas. This will provide you with a nice and natural shade, while looking amazing on your patio. A great thing about pergolas is that they can be made at home. You don’t need an engineering degree to make a pergola – some carpentry skill and a helper will be enough.
Another great and affordable shading solution are shade sails. They are easy to set up, and when the weather is bad they can be taken apart with ease. The materials shade sails are made of are usually water and fade resistant which means they are durable. You can place them anywhere in your yard as long as there is something to tie them to. A pole or a side of the house will do just fine. You can even order a custom-made shade sail posts to perfectly fit your yard’s needs. Shade sails are among the cheapest solutions, and their durability makes them a perfect choice for any yard or patio.
Retractable awnings are a perfect fit for those who like to switch between sun and shade. These have a metal structure and have a cover made of fabric. The best place to install retractable awnings is on a side of your house. If they need to cover a large area additional support will be needed. They can be pulled out and retracted with a manual lever or with a small motor. You can add some additional cover on the sides of the awnings to provide shade while the sun is going down. Awnings are not the cheapest shading solution but they will look amazing and sophisticated in any backyard.
Don’t let too much sun stop you from enjoying your backyard. Installing one of these shading solutions in your yard will make it that much more relaxing and good-looking. Invite your friends and family over and spend some quality time in a perfect shade, on a beautiful sunny day.