How to add shade to your backyard

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We all love a little bit of sun protection from time to time.

With that in mind, we’ve scoured the internet to find the best ways to add a bit of shade and sun protection to your backyard.

Plant some trees for extra sun protection

Okay, so this is an obvious solution, but it’s also one of the best! It’s an eco-friendly, relatively inexpensive way to add some shade to your backyard.

You can pick up a huge range of trees from any local nursery. They might take a little while to grow, but the wait is worth it!

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Planting trees is the perfect way to add sun protection.

Grow some vines

You can plant vines to increase the amount of shade from your pergola or patio. You can even grow them between a fence and your house to create a living canopy!

If you don’t have the time to maintain vines, choose evergreen varieties that are easy to keep alive and don’t require pruning.

Add a set of outdoor blinds

Installing outdoor blinds in your home can be incredibly beneficial – not just for your social life, but for the health of your outdoor area as well.

Outdoor blinds protect your outdoor space from the weather and prevent wind, rain, and harmful UV rays from damaging your outdoor furniture.

Best of all, because they protect you from the weather, you can entertain friends and family outdoors all year round!

Outdoor blinds are the most effective way to add shade to your backyard.

Add a glamorous daybed

A daybed on the lawn is the ultimate way to relax while protected from the sun.

Everyone loves being comfortable in their backyard, and a daybed is the perfect way to do that without having to worry about the sun!

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