BACKYARD RENOVATION IDEAS TO GET YOUR YARD READY FOR SUMMER

March 10, 2022 50 Comments

BACKYARD RENOVATION IDEAS TO GET YOUR YARD READY FOR SUMMER

Looking forward to hosting friends and family in your outdoor space? If you want to impress your guests, we have 7 amazing backyard renovation ideas that are sure to elevate any get together! Here are a few things you should consider including when renovating your backyard for the months ahead.

1. Shade Sail

There are countless benefits to having a shade sail installed in your backyard. Once you have one of these durable shade sails hung up, you and your family will have a pleasantly shaded outdoor space to enjoy on hot days. You can also spend more time outside in general, as the sail will protect you from both rain and wind. 


Along with reducing your energy bill and blocking out UV radiation, shade sails are also an underrated backyard decoration. If you order yours from the right business, you can have it made in a fun colour that complements your backyard’s furniture and overall aesthetic.

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Our shade sail is made of 185 GSM high density polyethylene (100%HDPE) sunshade fabric,which blocks 95% of harmful UV, significantly reduce the temprature and UV sunlightin shaded area during summer time.Strong stitched seams and durable stainless steel D-rings. At the same time, shade sail compared with sunshade, has a large area, small investment, wide application characteristics.


  • Simple way to creat cooling relax area in summer
  • Wide application scenarios
  • 95% UV rays blockage
  • Long service life
  • Easy to installation
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2. Patio Umbrella

  • Patio umbrellas are a vital part of your outdoor decor and are among the most desired outdoor furniture accessories to complete your backyard’s look. 


LOVE STORY patio umbrella is made of 100% 200 GSM polyester canopy, and features fade resistant, water repellent, UV protection, long lasting. They come in many different sizes, styles, weights, shapes, and forms, provide large shade and protection from wind and rain. Compared with other sunshade products, patio umbrellas are more compact and flexible, can be moved at any time according to your needs, perfect for patio dining table, family's BBQ & outdoor parties.

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3. Water Feature

A water feature is a beautiful addition to any backyard. This could be a pond or something more affordable like a fountain. Fountains can actually help cool down your backyard, all while adding a touch of elegance. You can purchase a fountain, of whatever shape or size suits you best, at your local gardening store.

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4. Fire Pit

Love those few nights a year where you get to roast marshmallows and hot dogs over the fire? Why not make this a regular activity by building a fire pit? So long as you follow your local regulations, building your own fire pit using bricks, stone, or concrete is relatively easy. You can also hire a construction company to build you a fire pit that’s more elegant and durable.

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5. Extra Seating

If you plan on hosting lots of guests, you'll need room to seat everybody. You have several options when it comes to extra seating. You could purchase a couch that's meant to be used outdoors, a patio set, a hammock, or cool individual chairs. What matters most is that you have seating that's suitable for all of your guests, including those with back issues who may not be fit to stand all day or lie down in a hammock.

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6. Hammock

How does being so comfortable that you don't want to leave your home sound? Just imagine - you're surrounded by your favourite people, having your favourite snacks nearby, wearing comfortable clothes and lounging in your back yard in the most comfortable seating ever. A hammock is what you need. Convenient, practical, stylish, durable, and easy to assemble.

Hanging a hammock chair is easy and adds an interesting twist compared to your conventional furniture, it's a great talking point at parties. Plus, as we mentioned, hammock stands are easy to move around. You can move it anywhere in your house according to your needs.

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7. Outdoor Lighting

With the right outdoor lighting, you can keep the party going well into the night! The outdoor lights you choose should depend on what sort of aesthetic you’re going for with your backyard. Torches are classic and fun, lanterns are cool and vintage, and fairy lights are cute and whimsical, to name a few examples. Though fairy lights are the preferred choice for many people, lanterns and torches may be ideal for lighting larger backyard areas.

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Contact Lovestoryshade to learn more.


Ready to take your backyard space to the next level? Lovestoryshade is here to help. With over 20 years in the Industry, Love Story is devoted to providing professional series of outdoor sunshade and patio leisure products ,like shade sail, patio umbrella, balcony privacy screen, hammock.


If you have any questions about our waterproof shade sails, privacy screens, or awnings, please feel free to contact us. Our email: service@lovestoryshade.com.



50 Responses

Kelsey Adler
Kelsey Adler

March 15, 2022

Does this shade come with rope at each corner? If so, how long is the rope

Sarah Alexander
Sarah Alexander

March 15, 2022

Close umbrella if its windy or raining

Chelsea Reels
Chelsea Reels

March 15, 2022

I loved the umbrella so much that I ordered another one for my second patio table! 

Erin Brown
Erin Brown

March 15, 2022

I was hesitant to purchase patio umbrella since there are so many umbrellas on the market, and I wasn’t sure it would be durable since it was on the cheaper end.

Abigail Bartalini
Abigail Bartalini

March 15, 2022

On My Umbrella the “Cloth Vents” are open if I’m understanding You the wind opens them .

Julie Kocher
Julie Kocher

March 15, 2022

Dear, the vent is opened design, so you needn’t not to open it by yourself.

CarleyJo32
CarleyJo32

March 15, 2022

How do I open the top vent of a umbrella?

lindsey olhausen
lindsey olhausen

March 15, 2022

Great sun protection

Spicycab
Spicycab

March 15, 2022

The shades are custom made and are of good quality fabric and construction. They have made a big difference in the comfort of our back deck.

Jen McDonald
Jen McDonald

March 15, 2022

Shade sail function well to provide shade for our Koi pond

RachaelDurost
RachaelDurost

March 15, 2022

Pretty cool set up, makes my backyard look resort-ish.

Michelle Escobar
Michelle Escobar

March 15, 2022

It blocked the sun very well even the rain very sturdy

MARIA THEW
MARIA THEW

March 15, 2022

For the price it’s a great shade canopy for our backyard!

Jena Messner
Jena Messner

March 15, 2022

We have two shades both are over our pond. Their shade slows the growth of pond algae. This is working great. 

Staci Perry
Staci Perry

March 15, 2022

Exactly what I needed

Kelsie Barnes
Kelsie Barnes

March 15, 2022

These sunshades are amazing! So easy to install and look very nice.

Megan White
Megan White

March 15, 2022

My recommendation is to diagram it out, Cut a piece of paper and a few equilateral triangles to scale and see what works for you.

jmregan
jmregan

March 15, 2022

Depends if you want overlapping or not. If you set up as the picture shows with 13ft triangles you may need 5 of them to cover that with the edge corners likely still being exposed at the corners.
The Flat to Tip of these are 11.26FT so you will have some overhang. Make sure you have enough room to make sure they can be hung tight, if not go smaller, it wont cover as well but you can make sure they are hung correctly.

Connie Goudreau
Connie Goudreau

March 15, 2022

I have an outdoor lanai. It measures 35 ft long by 11 ft wide. I would like to cover it with 3 sail canopies, I just don’t know what size to order.

Beckay Bee
Beckay Bee

March 15, 2022

I’m pretty sure custom means the sizes they have available. There are a lot more choices for sizes than most places. I just got what was closest to the sizes I needed. It’s good to pull them tight, so get them smaller rather larger than you need.

Nabila Aguirre
Nabila Aguirre

March 15, 2022

If we decide to order custom made one, how do we proceed?

Michelle Sterling
Michelle Sterling

March 14, 2022

“I thought it was interesting how you said that shade sails provide shade and can protect against rain. My wife and I recently built a patio in our backyard, but it gets way too hot during the day. It might be beneficial for us to purchase a shade sail to put over our patio.”

Lorri Jacobs
Lorri Jacobs

March 14, 2022

shade sail is excellent for what i wanted. looks better than an umbrella and covers more area.

dinapilot
dinapilot

March 13, 2022

I have this string of lights, I can see very well in the light, but the range is small

caitlinss
caitlinss

March 13, 2022

Is this outdoor light bright enough?

Delana
Delana

March 13, 2022

Yes, and the stand is very easy to remove.

Brittany Pope
Brittany Pope

March 13, 2022

Does this hammock come directly with a stand?

Bri Camp
Bri Camp

March 13, 2022

I used sandbags

Bree Dirks
Bree Dirks

March 13, 2022

How can I get help assembling the base?

mdonnelly
mdonnelly

March 13, 2022

Could you recommend a base that fits this unbrella?

cdhamilton88
cdhamilton88

March 13, 2022

I really like how patio umbrella is and how easy to use it is. My umbrella before this was only a 6 foot and didn’t give much shade. This however gives plenty of shade and is adjustable.

Dawn Heinz
Dawn Heinz

March 13, 2022

I’m a big fan of your brand and really recommend Love Story’s shade net

Stacy Hsu
Stacy Hsu

March 13, 2022

Depends on how much shade you need. If you just need to cover the table, you can choose an umbrella, which can also be used on rainy days. If the range is relatively large, you can choose a shade sail

Shelby Frye
Shelby Frye

March 13, 2022

We incorporated this shade sail in a pergola and it looks especially sweet because the sides have a bit of a curve to them and the corners are not at right angles.

Courtney Seaberg
Courtney Seaberg

March 13, 2022

Since I’ll be working from home for the summer, I wanted to create an outside area to be able to sit with my computer — shade necessary. Should I choose shade sail or patio umbrella?

Emily R Oswald
Emily R Oswald

March 13, 2022

Thuy Huynh, you can take a look at another article written by the author that teaches how to install shade sail. I find it useful.

Thuy Huynh
Thuy Huynh

March 13, 2022

I also bought a sunshade net from another brand not long ago, but the installation manual, how should I install it?

Carmel D
Carmel D

March 13, 2022

Sun shade sail is really a good choice!!!

Emu
Emu

March 13, 2022

Best money I have spent all year. My patio is now useable; shaded from the unbearable evening sun. I think I can buy a shade net and try it out

Liane Chesek
Liane Chesek

March 13, 2022

When my husband and I have time, will decorate the backyard too.

Liane Chesek
Liane Chesek

March 13, 2022

When my husband and I have time, will decorate the backyard too.

Samantha Keele
Samantha Keele

March 13, 2022

Yep, it’s pretty easy. Just need a wrench

Cassi Gifford
Cassi Gifford

March 13, 2022

Super easy to assemble!!

laulos01
laulos01

March 13, 2022

I just got this, but haven’t opened the box yet…is it easy to put together?

Cassi Gifford
Cassi Gifford

March 13, 2022

I bought the hammock on the picture provided by the author. TOTALLY WORTH IT! I fall asleep on this thing after work in minutes.

arguetaisabel
arguetaisabel

March 13, 2022

I just purchased these string lights for a covered screen porch, look really nice.

Lisa Floyd
Lisa Floyd

March 11, 2022

After moving to our current area, we’ve found an old shade sail at the back of our house. It’s still new, classy and simple, yet there’s a certain that needs to be repaired. I am thinking if we can combine it with other colors or just stick as to what it is.

Emily Walsh
Emily Walsh

March 11, 2022

I purchased a blue shade net from Love Story. Easy to install. It has reduced the temperature by about 6-8 degrees. Gives a great shady place to sit! Hope the corners hold up to the South Florida sun, wind and rain.

Megan S
Megan S

March 11, 2022

Shade sail takes place of umbrellas that you have to open and close in bad weather…these just sale and filter out sun ad well.

Alanah Manning
Alanah Manning

March 11, 2022

My square sun shade sail is excellent. It is very well made and strong. It gives great shade and at the same time lets a nice amount of light through while cutting down the heat of the sun. I am planning to buy another one to extend the amount if sahde on my patio.

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