This past Fall, sadly, I had to remove and cut back a good portion of the enormous century old oak trees I had in my backyard. Living in east Memphis, TN, I am used to the over abundance of trees and the shade they create. Although I was sad to lose some of my big trees, it has really opened up my backyard. I have even planted grass seedlings which are now sprouting in 2 areas of my yard. I am in the process of creating a better backyard atmosphere. The first thing I am doing is putting in a few Shade Sails. I have found shade sails to be an interesting and decorative way to “fancy” up my yard. I am amazed at how easily they fit into almost any backyard setting, and how easy they are to install. They are great around the pool offering the kids a well deserved break from the blistering sun as well as shade contiuing from what I already have from my existing trees over to the side of my house. I now love sitting on my porch with a nice cool drink, grilling tenderloin for dinner. So much that I even Twitter about it… @KarenMR, and @backyardcity. Recently, I also purchased new outdoor patio furniture and the shade sails provide UV protection for my new furniture and whoops almost forgot….myself and my kids.
School is out in about one week, and I am so glad I have most of my outdoor decorating finished. We are going to have a great time this summer enjoying our own backyard.
What’s In Your Backyard? Tell me about it……
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