For those of you who do have blazing sun well into the evening, would like to shield yourself from bug bites or would like a little more privacy for their gatherings, why not consider adding curtains to your outdoor space. Choosing materials that can stand up to the elements is crucial. No place to hang them? Why not try adding an arbor or a freestanding gazebo as a place to create some shade and privacy.
Need some inspiration? Try one of these spaces on for size.
Creating your own outdoor oasis is not out of reach. Not only will you shield you and your guests from the sun but you will also cut down on bugs.