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Making Your Garden A Cool Place To Spend The Summer

KEY POINTS

  • Create Shade Spots: Construct garden features like covered decks, gazebos, or awnings to provide all-day shade. This is essential for enjoying your garden during the hot summer months without overheating.
  • Install a Swimming Pool: Adding a swimming pool can make your garden cooler and more enjoyable. DIY pool kits are available, and while fitting and filling a pool can involve some investment, it increases home value and saves on annual swimming pool memberships.
  • Plant Trees and Bushes: Plants, especially trees, cool the garden by blocking the sun and reducing heat absorption. They provide canopy cover and use evapotranspiration to cool the surrounding area, making your garden a more pleasant place during hot weather.

Spending time in the garden is a good way to make use of the summer breeze. If you’ve got some shade out there, you don’t need to lock yourself up in a humid house and sweat every drop of moisture out of your body!

However, if you want your garden to be as cool a place as possible, you’re going to have to put some work in. New plants, a few garden buildings, and plenty of water – here’s how to create a shadier, cooler place in your own backyard. 

Create Shade Spots

If you have taller plants or your garden is north facing, shade spots will already be common throughout. However, if it’s 24/7 sun out there during the summertime, you’ll have to construct a few shade spots of your own. 

You can do this by constructing garden features like a covered deck, gazebo, and/or trellis, or even just some awning pitched over the patio. As long as you get some shade to sit in, and it provides shade all day round as the sun moves, you’ll be good to go. 

Fill a Swimming Pool

It’s quite obvious that a ‘cool’ garden needs a swimming pool, in both senses of the word! So, maybe it’s time to dig out part of the yard and get a swimming pool fitted instead? Doing so will not only add a bit more value to your home but could also save you a lot on swimming pool memberships each year too! 

Swimming pools can be constructed and fitted on a DIY basis, as long as you’ve got the time to commit to the job.

You can invest in kits that’ll provide you with everything you need, and then you can contact water distribution and well services to get the pool filled in with safe and clean water. All in all, fitting and filling a swimming pool doesn’t have to be too expensive! 

Plant Trees and Bushes

You might not know this, but plants make a place cooler. If there’s a plant in the way, the sun can’t bake the ground, the fencing, or the side of the house it’s facing. That means less heat absorption during the warm months of the year, which are getting pretty hot and humid now! 

Trees especially are good at cooling down the garden. Their branches and leaves provide canopy cover, they make sure there are cool patches for the bugs and critters to call home, and they can even provide water directly to the surrounding area through evapotranspiration. All in all, the more plants you have, the cooler the garden will be, and that’s very good news for all life within! 

Is summer heating your house up? If you want to spend time outdoors without sweating and burning, make sure you focus your attention on the garden. It can be a very cool place to be when you design it just right! 

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Alla Levin

Hi, I’m Alla, a Seattle business and lifestyle content creator who can’t get enough of business innovations, arts, not ordinary people and adventures. My mission is to help you grow in your creativity, travel the world, and live life to the absolute fullest!

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Alla Levin

Hi, I’m Alla, a Seattle business and lifestyle content creator who can’t get enough of business innovations, arts, not ordinary people and adventures. My mission is to help you grow in your creativity, travel the world, and live life to the absolute fullest!

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