The great thing about having shady areas around your home is that they provide instant relief from the hot summer sun. You can sit under a tree, or lounge underneath your favorite patio umbrella, or find that perfect spot on your garden wall that's nice, shady and cool. But how do you decorate a shady area? Despite some misconceptions, there's a lot of shade-loving plants with different foliage, colors and even flowers that bloom without much sunlight.
There’s no doubt that the United States is a nation addicted to air-conditioning. Since the late 1940’s, when window units became available to the mass market, A/C’s have become standard equipment for modern existence. It’s almost impossible to imagine summertime without the constant hum of the condenser fan in the background. But unless you want to watch the summer season slip away from behind a window in your climate-controlled home, it’s important to find natural ways to beat the heat and get outdoors. Here are some factors that can help you keep your cool on the hottest summer days.
Some people just LIKE bigger umbrellas. Why not? For a little extra, you can have a great big canopy that has more shade and a bigger decorative impact on your outdoor room. Most large patio umbrellas carry the some of the same feature as standard sized umbrellas, and the ones that don't offer something very special that you might want to consider.