For Immediate Release: 5.27.2020

Houston, TX. Google Trends data shows that interest has peaked for yard and patio searches in April and May of this year. Interest is about 50% higher this year than last year – a signal that people are looking toward getting outside and maximizing use of their outdoor space. has advice for those looking to work and live more comfortably in their outdoor spaces.

chart of google trends data showing large increase in search demand for outdoor patio

“Interest in outdoor shades surges every spring, but the rise in popularity this year has been extraordinary,” says Abigail Sawyer of “Since we’re all spending more time at home, people are looking to spruce up their backyards or balconies to break up the monotony and get a head start on enjoying the warm weather.”

While many miss some of the traditional spring events, people are looking forward to getting outside and optimizing their outdoor spaces, both for now and when things return to something closer to normal. has recommendations for:

  • Working. Reducing glare on screens and controlling your appearance on outdoor video calls dramatically improve your quality of work-from-home life.
  • Living. Outdoor downtime with your family, spouse, or even by yourself can be improved by controlling the breeze, keeping the bugs at bay, privacy, and managing UV exposure.
  • Gathering. When things get to the new normal, people will want to create the right environment for parties and family barbecues. Now is the time to plan ahead and decorate for the hopefully not-too-distant future.

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Contact: Abigail Sawyer

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