Add our Sunblock Triangle Shade Sail to your deck or patio to block up to 90% of UVA and UVB rays. The polyethylene fabric allows heat and humidity to escape, reducing ambient air temperatures up to 20 degrees. Included stainless steel hardware. Won't mold, mildew or fade.
Comments about Product: We wanted a triangle to fill in space between 2 umbrellas and house. We used the identical fabric shades for years over the deck between the L-shaped house walls and they worked very well. Unfortunately the equilateral triangle does not work. Need a right triangle to fill the bill. Also, right after ordering this shade we found it locally for only 38% of P&H's price. Will return and purchase the fabric once again to cut to size and shape we need. From previous experience this fabric is very durable.
Comments about Product: We love it, out back deck was always to hot to sit out on or eat after about 2p, now with this awning we are enjoying our deck a lot more.
SAILING IN THE SHADE
Comments about Product: We put this up using our own hardware. I used a porch spring on two ends to allow more give in a high wind, even though we do take it down for big storms. On the third end, I hooked it up with a pulley and rope so it was easy to take down without a ladder. We have it over our patio. I wish it were permanent. We also saw these at [...] at about 1/3 the price after we put it up.
I love my sails.
Comments about Product: I use the sails to shade my car so it is not so hot. The triangular shape worked well in the unusual space I have. The construction is holding up to some very strong and sustained winds. The corners did not tear or pull apart under the tension of the mounting. I hope they last a very, very long time.
By V and J
Comments about Product: It's quite difficult to get the third side taught when you are limited by property restraints. It was an all day project. Otherwise, it is of good quality.
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The Olla: A Brief History
Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.
When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.
The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.
Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!