How to Create More Shade in Your Backyard
Throwing shade isn't always a bad thing—and your backyard probably needs some cover, whether it's a respite from a scorching hot summer day, or a place where you can still hang out and enjoy the outdoors during a rainfall. But creating the best shade-producing setup for your backyard may require a mix of options to keep you undercover when you want—and leave your yard open when you don't.
Here's what to consider as you're planning your backyard shade, and the shelter options you can choose from to create your perfect space.
Determining Your Backyard Shade Needs
There's no one-size-fits all option for creating backyard shade. Depending on your backyard setup and your needs, you may opt for multiple shade options, from planting trees to umbrellas to permanent shady structures. Consider these questions before you shop.
Backyard Shade Options
You'll probably need more than one shade option to create your perfect backyard setup. Take a look at the benefits and drawbacks of each option to help you choose just what you need the first time.