Fall is here and cool weather can be felt across the nation; here are a few tips for outdoor living during the Fall season.
- Design an outdoor sports cave. Outdoor spaces become outdoor rooms when adding a television, comfortable seating, and outdoor kitchen conveniences like a mini fridge, cooking space and sink. You’ll love how a fresh beverage is within easy reach. Plus, if you accidentally spill your drink while cheering on a touchdown, a paver patio will handle the mess much better than indoor carpet.
- Fire up the grill. Spending the day cheering on your favorite team can really work up an appetite. Be sure to keep your guests happy and full by providing lots of tasty, hot-off-the-grill treats. An added bonus, cooking outside on the grill will give off extra heat on cooler days and into the evening.
- Show pride for your favorite team with color-themed throws and pillows adorning your outdoor furniture.
- Build a raised garden bed to make the task a bit easier, and consider growing a few pumpkins for Halloween.
- Replace spent annuals with fall-blooming hardy mums; these showy perennials will provide color for many weeks. Properly planted, maintained and winterized, mums will colorfully enhance your landscape for years to come.
- Fall is “now or never” time to plant spring bulbs like daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, crocus and other fall bulbs.
- Fall is the best season to plant fruit trees such as apples, pears, plums, cherries, peaches, apricots and figs. Young trees should be staked to prevent roots from being pulled by fall and winter winds.
Outdoor Furniture and Decor:
- Add some cushions and pillows in rich fall hues to your deck furniture and incorporate seasonal decorations to give your outdoor space a new look.
- The cool temperatures of fall can be refreshing, but unwelcome if you aren’t prepared. Create comfortable surroundings for you and your guests by adding a fire pit feature. Fire pits make for a great social center piece.
- Place a couple of Adirondack chairs and a garden bench to place around a fire pit and get ready to toast marshmallows with the family once the nights get cooler.
- Long live your grill! Even though summer’s gone, there’s no need to abandon outdoor entertaining on your deck or patio space. You’re ready to have a fall cookout. (Perhaps even install an outdoor TV for those die-hard sports fans!)
- Add a patio heater to keep guest warm during those weekend parties.