We all like to spend time outdoors in the summer, but we don’t like to spend all our time under the hot summer sun. To get the most out of your outdoor spaces, you need to summer-proof them. Here are some economical ways to summer-proof your outdoor spaces.
Outdoor awnings are a brilliant way to summer-proof the outdoor spaces nearest your house. An awning can be as simple as a canvas awning to give you just enough shade to enjoy sitting out on your veranda or as elaborate as a motorised awning that extends metres over your patio.
Think of a shade sail as a freeform awning and you’ll understand how these versatile products can provide you with the shade you need over the summer months. Shade sails can be attached to the home or be freestanding. They come in a variety of colours and shapes and can be an economical way to provide you with the shade you need, where you need it. A shade sail can make a stylish addition to your landscape, too, and may be the perfect solution for summer-proofing your outdoor space.
Garden arches were featured. A garden arch can be a delightful way to summer-proof a large or small area of your garden. Set a bench or outdoor furniture under your garden arch and you’re all set for a pleasant afternoon outdoors. A garden arch can also be an ideal way to shade a patio, veranda or porch. Garden arches come pre-fabricated or can be custom made to your specifications.
If the summer sun makes you want to retreat indoors, maybe what you need is a vertical garden. We can place vertical gardens against a wall or left free-standing. A vertical garden will block the sun, but not make you feel closed in or claustrophic. Vertical garden kits are available that make creating a vertical garden easy. An ideal way to position a vertical garden is to allow it to get morning light and afternoon shade. This way, you can avoid from the sun during the hottest part of the day.
A Patio Cover
You want to shade your patio. But you can’t decide between a slatted pergola covering and a more substantial solid patio cover. Why not get the best of both worlds with a louvred roofing system you can operate to let as much light and ventilation into your patio as you like.