5 Ways to keep your backyard cool

Summer is a great time to sit outside, soak up the rays and enjoy the heat. Unfortunately, sometimes the heat becomes too much to handle and all you want is a bit of shade to cool off. The good news is there are many ways to create shade in your backyard without compromising the style and functionality you’ve worked so hard to create.

If you’re looking for a stylish way to make your backyard more shade-friendly, we suggest these tips for keeping cool:

Canopies. Shade canopies are a great way to add shade to your backyard and make it look more elegant. A stylish way to add style to your outdoor space, canopies aren’t always the most affordable way to make your backyard more comfortable but most consumers will agree they’re definitely worth the money.

Umbrellas. Umbrellas a much more affordable (albeit less stylish) way to create shade in your back yard. These backyard accessories come in all shapes, sizes and patterns and are perfect for homeowners looking for shade without wanting to break the bank. Expect to pay anywhere from $30 to hundreds of dollars depending on the style and material you’re looking for.

Covered Decks/Porches. If your desire for shade is permanent then you may want to consider installing a covered deck or porch. If you’re going to take these steps to keep cool, you need to be aware that you can’t remove or change these features should you decide you don’t want them afterwards. Covered porches and decks are also relatively expensive to create and maintain.

There are countless ways to make shade in your yard but the most effective (and the most environmentally-friendly) solution is planting trees. Trees provide oxygen and shade and are an affordable and eco-friendly way to make your backyard more comfortable.

We hope our outdoor shading tips have helped you come to a decision as to how you plan to make your home more comfortable and more unique.

By: Alice Clipper

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Alice Clipper helps her, LumaOutdoorDecor, customers pick out the most suitable outdoor shading products for their home. She’ll usually suggest different types of awnings, to start with.