How to Create Shade in Your Yard

There are several ways to create a shady retreat in your yard, including:

  • Installing a shade arbor.
  • Extending the roof of your house.
  • Adding an awning to your patio or deck.
  • Installing a misting system.


  1. I bought a Chinese Wisteria tree and now I don’t know what to do with it. I live in the high desert of the Antelope Valley in Southern California. It hasn’t arrived but am regretting ordering it because of it’s invasiveness. Can it be grown a bit more safely here than in wetlands?


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