How do I shade my backyard without trees?

6 Easy Ways to Create Shade
  1. Open an Umbrella. An umbrella is the fastest shade fix around.
  2. Put Up a Canopy Gazebo. A canvas or canopy gazebo is a weekend-quick solution to too much sun.
  3. Cover a Pergola With Vines. A little work building a pergola leads to big payoffs!
  4. Add Fabric Overhead.
  5. Choose the Right Tree.
  6. Cue the Curtains.

How do you make a shade structure?

A sail shade is among the easiest DIY sun-blockers you can make. All it takes is a triangular-cut piece of fabric with eyelets punched in the corners. Use strong twine or rope to attach the shade to poles, the side of the house, or nearby trees.

What do you add to make a shade?

Shade. A shade is created when you add black to a color and darken it. Just as with tints, you can add black to any of the twelve hues of the color wheel or to any combination of hues of the color wheel to create shades of that hue by adding various amounts of black.