09 Jun

Turn Down the Heat! Creating Shady Areas in Your Garden

Creating Shady Areas in Your GardenCreating Shady Areas in Your Garden

In Florida, we’re blessed with a spectacular climate. As a result, there’s few more pleasant ways to spend an afternoon than outside, soaking up the sunshine. However, all this heat can sometimes get a bit much, particularly in the middle of summer.

This is especially true if you have pale skin that burns easily or if you have young children. When skin cancer becomes a risk, suddenly basking in the sunlight swiftly starts to lose its appeal! Rather than retreating indoors, there are steps you can take to create beautiful shady areas in your garden. Here’s how.

Creating Shade and Staying Safe in the Sun

1) Summer house. If you’ve got the space, a great way to create a shady area is to add a summer house at the bottom of the garden. A simple wooden construction is all you need to provide valuable protection when the sun’s at its most powerful. To make it look more attractive, you can surround it with native flowers and shrubs.

2) Trees. Trees are not only great at providing privacy in your garden, they’re also an ideal source of shade. If you’re concerned about having to wait years for your trees to grow, then take the easy option and get in contact with a landscape gardener. They’ll be able to plant fully grown trees for you; creating instant shade.

3) Parasols. If space is limited in your backyard, then it’s time to get creative. A simple parasol will provide a good area of space, or you can have an awning fitted to the side of your home.

Making Beautiful Outdoor Spaces

Above all else, remember that your garden should be a place where you can enjoy yourself; without worrying about burning. It should be a relaxing, comfortable environment to spend time with your loved ones. If you need help creating the perfect garden, simply get in contact with Oasis Palms & Landscaping today at 813 433 3376.