Summer is heating up and the out-of-doors is calling your name to come out and play! As we race out into the backyard full of sunshine, there also exists the jockeying for that coveted spot of shade—a respite from the heat and sometimes glaring golden rays. If you are lucky, your yard may include the shade from a mature tree. You know—the one you can climb on or swing from. And if you don’t there are more than just a few ways to create shady spaces around your home. Beyond the typical wood patio cover structure, pergolas or the freestanding umbrella from your local home improvement store, we found some real shady ways, thanks to the Garden Glove Blog, to dress up and cover up in the backyard, using sun protective fabric in clever, contemporary and aesthetically pleasing ways.
PAINTER’S CANVAS FOR SHADE