While the Central Texas heat can be unbearable at times, it’s not a viable solution to stay indoors 100% of the time. The better solution is simple – add more shade to your backyard. Not only will the shade keep your yard tens of degrees cooler, but the shade solutions we go on to mention in this post will definitely boost your curb appeal. If you’re looking to add some additional shade to your yard, but don’t know what options you have available, this post is for you! Below we will cover some more common backyard shading options, including our favorite – the pergola.