If you’ve lived through a summer in “Hotlanta,” you know the value of a shady spot. Outdoor activities in Georgia are commonly threatened by the blazing sun and suffocating heat. When it comes to your personal backyard, do the hot summer months or blinding sunlight keep you from using your outdoor space during the day? You need shade!
Many homeowners wish they had more shade but assume large trees are the only aesthetically pleasing way to create these areas of relief. Large trees that provide shade can take years to grow. Fortunately, there is a still a solution.
At Garden Lights Landscaping, we invite you to consider adding a shade structure to your landscape. Don’t worry; these are not structures that become an eyesore to your landscape beauty at the mere cost of letting you cool off. Instead, we can create and install a custom shade structure that blends in with your landscape design or compliments your personal style.
Types of Shade Structures
Tired of dragging out your patio umbrella every time you need to watch your kids play outside? There are bigger, more convenient and more permanent shade options for your yard. In fact, there are many different types of shade structures available as well as multiple materials that can be used depending on your unique needs and preferences, including but not limited to the following:
The Benefits of a Shade Structure
Your shade structure can offer a notable return on your investment, especially when living in Georgia. Here are some top benefits you can expect when installing a backyard shade structure:
- Extends hours of entertaining (parties, BBQ’s, outdoor games)
- Saves your flowers and plants from scorching heat
- Little to no maintenance required
- Adds aesthetic appeal or show off your personal style
- Enables outdoor dining
- Gives your pets a place to cool off
If you want to maximize the enjoyment and use of your outdoor space this summer, let’s start creating your shade structure now. Call Garden Lights Landscaping to learn more about our shade structure design options and installation timelines.