Garden Forever - Sunbrellas

As much as we love the summer heat, gardeners need to occasionally take the time stay in the shade on hot, bright days. Sitting out in direct sunlight can have negative effects, often increasing the risk of skin cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends to both wear sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or more and to retreat to the shade. Generally, gardeners will want to retreat to a shady area between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to avoid burning and also be careful of exposed areas like the head and ankles. However, frequently, we’re caught outside and want to sit and enjoy our work before cleaning and returning indoors. If you need to create a shady section of your garden, yard, deck, or patio, you should consider purchasing a Sunbrella patio umbrella.

Sunbrella UmbrellaUmbrellas with Sunbrella canvas can offer up to 98% UV protection and, when used in combination with sunscreen, can help prevent skin damage. Sunbrella fabric is produced using recycled materials and is ultra-low in harmful vapors and emissions. Since 1961, Sunbrella has been producing some of the best umbrella canvases in the industry, often lasting up to ten times longer than other outdoor fabrics. While resisting the sun, umbrellas with Sunbrella canvas also resist mold, mildew, and stains.

To create your outdoor retreat, there are many different factors to consider. The first factor is the type of shade you may need. If your outdoor living area is only bright at high noon, during direct sunlight, consider getting a stationary umbrella. On the other hand, if the space is in an area with a low tree line, which continues to be bright in early morning and late afternoon, a Sunbrella patio umbrella with a tilt feature could be the best option.

The next factor is the material of the frame or pole. An aluminum Sunbrella market umbrella is lighter and easier to move than a wooden Sunbrella market umbrella, whereas the wooden option is more organic and natural-looking. After that is the size — be careful to get a large enough Sunbrella market umbrella that shades both the table and the surrounding chairs. There are 5-to-11-foot options available.

These first factors have to do with how the canvas is displayed, but what about the canvas itself? First, you can determine the shape. A square umbrella with Sunbrella canvas is great for small tables. And after that, you can choose from more than 100 available colors for your canvas, from bold primary colors, to neutral selections, to pinstriped options.