DIY Simple Backyard Shade - Put PVC pipe into bucket then pour cement around it. Once dry, put bucket in tall planter, surround bucket w/ gravel, top w/ soil. (Not covering pipe) Stick bamboo pole into pipe & hang fabric w/ ties through grommets.
If you have the space, make a cozy cabana to put in your back yard. First build the frame using PVC pipes. Then dig the foundation holes. Add the legs and, at the end, add the curtains. You can customize this project however you want.