Cooler temperatures and orange leaves are on the horizon for East Texas, even though it might not feel like it at the moment.
With those cool autumn evenings, you’ll be more likely to spend time outside and your backyard is the perfect place to relax! To get you in the mood for the coming fun, here are five ways to enjoy your backyard this Fall:
Install an Outdoor Fireplace
Outdoor fireplaces offer a fun space for hosting parties and enjoying the cooler months in the fall. They are especially great for backyard camping with the kids, having s’mores, and relaxing with family and friends. While installing an outdoor fireplace might sound like an arduous task, it actually is a manageable project and can be installed either as a DIY project or by a professional. At Petty’s, we can design an outdoor fireplace as large or small as you desire and can blend the design seamlessly with the existing hardscaping. Installing an outdoor fireplace will be sure to lead to lasting memories and many evenings of enjoyment.
Incorporate Outdoor Games
If you want your backyard to be the place to be this Fall, consider incorporating outdoor games into your space. Games such as Giant Jenga, Cornhole, and Croquet will offer hours of fun for your friends and family and are easy to store in a backyard shed or on the patio. Creating the pieces for Giant Jenga or Cornhole can also serve as an exciting DIY Fall project for kids!
Update your Patio
Backyard patios are relaxing areas to enjoy a cup of coffee on cool mornings or to host family barbecues on the weekend. Give your patio some love by installing a patio cover or incorporating outdoor seating areas. Adding a cover or pergola to your patio creates a new, modern look for your backyard and is an easy way to update without having to tackle a huge project. You can also incorporate contemporary outdoor seating to make the space more comfortable. Adding a trendy chair or loveseat to your patio space will encourage friendly conversations and including a large outdoor table big enough to accommodate all of your family and friends will make your backyard the perfect spot for fall parties.
Include Fall Garden Decor
Even though higher temperatures are sticking around, adding Fall decor to your outdoor spaces can get you in the mood for the coming months. Break out the pumpkins, scarecrows, and autumn-colored wreaths and arrange them on the patio to add pops of color and create a festive area for guests. Updating your backyard flower beds with fall mums in maroon, orange, yellow, and white can also add to your Fall-themed decor and create a cozy place to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa.
Extend your Outdoor Spaces with Hardscaping
If you would love more room for entertaining, you can extend your outdoor space with hardscaping. Through additional hardscaping, you can add on to your patio to make it larger, add walls for visual appeal or as built-in seating, and add walkways around your patio or around the backyard. At Petty’s, we have excellent masons, craftsmen, and designers that can develop the perfect natural stone, paver, concrete, lumber or other hardscape solutions so you can enjoy your backyard!
Our landscaping experts at Petty’s Irrigation, Landscape & Pest Control would love to help you prep your backyard for fun Fall activities. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-258-9184 today, or request a free quote by clicking the button below!