Do you have a sunny yard which gets just a little bit more sun than you’d like? Landscaping for sunny yards might look like a daunting task but with the right pointers, you’ll be well on your way to making something more of your sunny yard for your Houston home.
If you have the space for a tree, why not consider having one transplanted. Drought-resistant ones who love a full sun and has a huge foliage will give your yard a lovely shade and a cool atmosphere. It’s also one of the most sustainable and low maintenance solutions for a sunny yard. Texas redbud, bur oak and Loblolly pine are just some tree varieties you can consider.
From a patio cover, to a gazebo or a pergola, a permanent structure like this will give you an all-year round refuge. Surround it with low shrubs and other plant varieties that love a full sun and you’ll get a cool enough yard where you can enjoy the sun.
For privacy and further sun protection, you can have privacy hedges or curtains around your shade structure. You can also have screens made which can be moved around to follow the sun’s rays.
Retractable Shade Roof
If you prefer a temporary shade, retractable shade sails or fabric can be used to cover a portion of your sunny yard. This gives you flexibility and mobility and allows you to choose which part of the yard to use for leisure time. However, a proper consultation with your contractor should be made to ensure that your shade sail is installed properly. This prevents the shade sail from coming unhinged and become a potential reason for damage to a person or your property.
For more ideas on how to design for a sunny yard, call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.