Now that fall is here and your pool is likely closed for the season, you may be wondering what you can do outdoors. Surely your yard has plenty to offer aside from summer swimming; you may just need to redirect your attention to a different activity or space. For instance, maybe your patio could use a good power wash and new furniture layout. Or perhaps it’s time to dig out that old fire pit and make a seating area for late-night bonfires.
Fall is a beautiful season to enjoy, so don’t limit yourself to the indoors just because swimming season is over. Here are great ways to cozy up your yard for autumn.
Create a New Focal Point
During the summer, your swimming pool gets most of the love. Now it may be time to give some attention to your patio or deck. Give it a good power washing to remove stains and debris, and give your lawn furniture the same attention. You can purchase new chair pads at a discount at this time of the year, too. Add throw pillows and arrange the furniture around a focal point such as an outdoor fireplace or fire pit.
Incorporate Autumn Plants
An easy, inexpensive way to give your backyard a fallish look and feel is by adding autumn plants. Some of our favorite picks include mums, pansies, lilies and iceland poppies. These flowers also bring a pop of color that will make your space feel warmer and more intimate. For the fall touch, choose flowers that are red, orange and yellow.
Add Some Sizzle
Grilling season is far from over. There’s still plenty of warm weather for grilling, so create a comfy seating area centered around the grill. Looking for something different? Try the Big Green Egg, the original All-American grill and smoker. You can whip anything up on this grill including hot dogs, hamburgers, steaks and even a turkey for Thanksgiving!
Decorate for Fall
When you designate a new space in your backyard to relax and socialize, be sure to incorporate elements from the fall season. A cozy area rug, flameless candles, colorful lanterns and accent lighting are a few examples of how you can create a fall-themed space.
Your backyard has plenty to offer this fall season, so don’t retreat indoors just yet. By finding new ways to enjoy your backyard, you’ll get more use out of this space and bridge the gap until the next swimming season!