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Creating Shade In The Garden: Our Top Tips

While we may not be blessed with year-round sunshine in the UK, it’s still a good idea to ensure that your garden has some kind of shaded area so that you are able to escape the sun’s rays and still enjoy time outside with friends and family.

Adding shade to your garden will also be good for the plants, shrubs and lawn, as if they’re overexposed to the sun they can sustain damage and stop growing, so it’s all about striking a balance and making sure that all your garden’s needs are properly catered for.

The bigger your garden, the easier it will be to create an al fresco dining area with shade, but if you have a smaller space you may need to think outside the box a little bit more in order to get the same result.

One particularly popular option is to plant parasol trees and train them to take on the shape and form you want. This gives you the shade you want thanks to the tree’s living canopy, while helping to bring your garden to life in an instant. 

And there are lots of different species to choose from, everything from ornamental pears to mulberry trees, so it’s a very real win-win!

Alternatively, you can install something like a contemporary and stylish pergola over your patio, giving you plenty of shade exactly where you want it. These are available in a wide range of styles and with all sorts of technological innovations attached, so you can really transform your home with this kind of product.

Another option would be to have an overhang installed that juts out from the side of your house. This is a great way to connect the interior and exterior of your home and it’s a truly stylish addition that will serve you well over the years.

However you choose to do it, increasing the amount of shade outside will ensure you’re able to enjoy your garden throughout the year with ease. If you’d like any further help or advice, get in touch with the LW Landscapes today.