If you’re like many people, your backyard and patio get serious use in the spring and summer, but not so much in the fall and winter months. However, if you want your family and friends to spend more time relaxing in your backyard this upcoming fall season, there are a few things you can do to spruce up the outdoor area of your home so they can’t resist. What’s more, taking care of lingering projects can put your mind at ease this winter, so you can worry less and relax more.
Prep Your Pool
Preparing your pool for winter is something everyone does, but you don’t want to leave it until the last minute. No one wants to see the inflatables drifting listlessly in a pool full of leaves, reminding them that summer has breathed its last. Instead, try putting everything away and preparing the pool for winter early–unless you live in a place where you can swim right up until winter begins, of course.
Install a Fire Pit
There is nothing like sitting in front of a fire pit on chilly autumn nights. Installing a fire pit in your backyard will allow you to do everything from telling spooky stories to roasting marshmallows and singing campfire songs whenever you feel the need. Just make sure that you follow a few basic fire pit safety tips when you’re out there having fun. You can even go a step further and install some stainless steel outdoor kitchen cabinets in your outdoor kitchen, so everything is in easy reach when you’re hosting a party or a cookout.
Invest in Outdoor Lighting
The last thing you want is someone tripping in the dark in front of the fire pit, so investing in outdoor lighting makes perfect sense. Not only does it keep people from getting hurt, but the right amount of lighting can add a touch of ambiance to your backyard as well. From solar lighting on the pathways to strings of lights around the firepit and kitchen area, your backyard will be safe and cozy this fall season.
Switch Out Your Fabrics and Decorations
If you’re looking for something easy to spruce up your backyard for entertaining this fall season, try switching out those summer fabrics on your patio furniture for fall fabrics instead. Some burnt orange covers can be just the ticket to bring the fall to your home. It’s also the perfect time to put out some fall decorations, such as pumpkins and fall flowers. You can even go so far as to set up a few hay bales, away from the fire pit, and put pumpkins and a few scarecrows or even creepy items on top. After all, with fall comes Halloween, right?
Take Care of the Lawn
While Halloween might be right around the corner, you don’t want your lawn to look like something out of a horror movie. Tending to the lawn before the winter starts is something every homeowner should be doing. Make sure to cut the grass, trim those trees, and rake up any fallen leaves for the perfect touch to sprucing up your backyard. You can even get some fall colored leaf bags and, once they are full, set them around to add to the fall ambiance in your backyard.
These are just a few of the top ways you can spruce up your backyard this fall season. Remember, with fall comes the need to get things ready for the winter. Make sure to get these things done early. That way, instead of being in a constant panic about the state of your backyard, all that is left for you to do is to sit back and enjoy the holidays — all of them.