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The Green Life: Green Your Patio: Create Shade

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May 11, 2011

Green Your Patio: Create Shade

Shade tree With spring in the air, the outside of your home starts to look more appealing than the couch. With that in mind, this week's tips are about how to stay green when reacquainting with your patio.

Tip #3: Create Shade

Soaking up the sun might be your main motivation for wanting to move out onto the patio, but     nobody should stay out in the rays too long. A well-placed shade structure can make your patio more  pleasant, while also helping you save big on energy bills and slash emissions. For a little extra, you can install shades that actually put sunlight to use, or stick with the oldest shade-givers around: trees

Tell us: What's your favorite source of shade?

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