Exposure to full sun results in excessive air, leaf and soil heat. Not all plants can tolerate this excessive heat and will die off in the middle of summer. Placing these plants under a shade structure will reduce plant heat and water loss. Shade structures also reduce leaf and fruit sunburn.
Stand the three 8-foot wooden poles up so they are leaning together in a teepee shape. Keep all three pole bases on the ground and the tops even with each other.
Wrap heavy duty wire around the top four to six times. Loop the wire under the poles as well as around the top. Twist the ends together to secure the wire.
Spread the legs out the rest of the way so they are set firmly on the ground. Move the shade structure over the plants you are shading.
Staple screen mesh material to two sides of the pyramid with a staple gun. Keep the material tight. The use of screen material blocks out part of the sunlight, but will allow the wind to blow through so the structure is not blown over.
Trim off the excess screening material with a sharp knife so the edges are neat looking.