Home Today's Homeowner Around the Yard How to Create Shade in Your Yard Video Playback Not Supported Recommended For You Georgia Townhouse Gets Basement Makeover Easy Exterior Updates for Your Home New Life for an Old Deck Building Patio Columns with Pavestone Pavers (Timelapse) Completing a Kitchen After 20 Years 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. Related Articles Decks & Patios Backyard Shade Solutions: Adding a Pergola, Cabana or Awning Exterior Home Improvement 6 Tips to Improve Your Home’s Security Clean and Repair Decks The Essential Spring Deck Checklist Around the Yard 5 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Garden 1 COMMENT 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? Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.