A backyard patio can be an aesthetically pleasing as well as functional outdoor space, which you can use for relaxing or eating meals with the family, or for entertaining guests. And shades are comfortable, cool and safe additions to patios. They block out harmful sun rays and provide a restful place to relax or congregate. There are several shade patio ideas available. For natural shade patio ideas, you can use plants and trees as shade. Large plant pots with trees and large plants will look very trendy and bring some nature to your patio or deck. Evergreen will be best as they will provide shade all year round. You can set the plant pots and trees around the sides of your patio or deck which will act as a screen from the sun.