Gardening Guide

How to Create Shade in Your Outdoor Areas.

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Summer in Ibiza can get pretty hot and to make the most of your outdoor area is important to create practical shade solutions, where you can rest and enjoy lazy afternoons or stay cool while having fun with families and friends.

Let’s have a look at 4 cover types to shade you in style this summer:

Trees. Before going on about building patios and deck canopies, we should acknowledge that trees are the best way to create natural shades. Many beautiful gardens in Ibiza boast big trees like Sabina, Carob and Pine which are perfect sun protectors as with their dense foliage doesn’t let the rays shine through.

Parasol. The most common outdoor cover up is the freestanding parasol. Pair it with table and chairs to enjoy your morning coffee or al fresco lunch with friends! Or pair it with sun-beds around the pool to enjoy a cheeky afternoon siesta. Nowadays you can find several forms and styles, you can pick a bright and colourful parasol to add a splash of colour and zest to your outdoor space, or a more sleek modern design in bright white – to maintain look of elegance, while providing some relief from the hot summer sun.

Pergola.  At the opposite side of the moveable parasol we have the built structure of a pergola, which can come in many styles and sizes and at a range of costs. Pergola’s provide a real sense of having a room outside that’s open to the sky and air and nature, while still being very much a part of the home. 

Fabric Canopy. Like parasols, fabric canopies are easily moveable and flexible, providing the perfect easy shade, whenever you need it. They come in various types and sizes. The latest design on trend is sail-like shades – triangular fabrics laid on top of each other to create interesting visual and which make a unique focal point in the outdoor area.

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