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DIY shade canopy. Using planters, fence posts, buckets, quick Crete, grommet kit and hooks. We needed more shade so decided to make this. Still need some plants in our pots but I'm super happy with the results! Better then an umbrella. Back yard project. We found shade sails on Amazon, which was much easier then making my own which I originally had done.

How to make an outdoor pool umbrella half barrel flower pot stand. Shade! 1) Real/resin half barrel (drill holes in the bottom for drainage) 2) QUIKRETE or a cement block that has a hole in the center for your post 3) Put in PVC pipe (spray paint to liking) 4)Use small stones or pebbles to increase the stability. Cover with dirt and plant flowers. 6) If you use a tilt umbrella the wind may blow it in a circle. Drill hole in PVC, put screw in place.

Shade screen made by laying reed mats over prefab livestock panels used for fencing. Could also use Bamboo roll fencing.

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DIY Sturdy Planted Posts

DIY Sturdy Planted Posts | Complete step-by-step tutorial to create posts in planters that are guaranteed not to blow over or shift.

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DIY Simple Backyard Shade

DIY Simple Backyard Shade - Put PVC pipe into a 5-gallon bucket, then pour cement around it. Once dry, put bucket into tall planter, surround bucket w/ gravel, then top w/ soil. (Not covering pipe) Stick bamboo pole into the pipe & hang fabric w/ ties through grommets.

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DIY Sturdy Planted Posts

DIY Sturdy Planted Posts | Complete step-by-step tutorial to create posts in planters that are guaranteed not to blow over or shift.