Made in the Shade: How Should I Shade My Backyard?
With summer, though, comes a whole lot of heat - especially in my backyard. In the afternoon, my mostly-treeless yard gets a ton of sun, making my back deck a little inhospitable (and making it impossible to read a laptop screen).
Lately, I've been brainstorming ways to make my yard a little shadier. Just a little - I don't want to block out all the sun. I just want to be able to sit, read, and hang out without melting.
I've found a lot of great ideas - now I just need to whittle them down to one. If anyone has any experience with outdoor shade structures, both permanent or temporary, I'd appreciate advice regarding what to do - and what not to do.