As the temperature drops and the leaves change, we brace ourselves for the upcoming autumn and winter months. This is one of the most wonderful times of the year. From fall sporting events to holidays to new fall flavors and scents, it’s easy to understand why people get so excited for this season.
Many homeowners also use this time of year to show off their seasonal décor and styles. Extend this holiday cheer to your outdoor living space to expand your entertainment area and create a joyous environment! Here are the top four landscape improvements to make this fall.
Include Autumnal Plants in Your Yard
Some may think that because the weather is cooling down, they can’t include fun, colorful plants in their landscaping. Well, you may be pleased to learn that there are beautiful autumnal plants that thrive in cool weather. You can add plants like:
- Russian sage
- Burning bush
You can also plant seasonal veggies, fruit trees, and shrubs for more variety in your outdoor space.
Expand Your Outdoor Lighting
Since the fall means shorter days and longer nights, investing in better outdoor lighting designs is best. Outdoor lighting has many benefits, including highlighting your home and landscaping. These improvements will allow you to use your outdoor space longer and not force you to go inside when the sun goes down. Expanding your lighting can also be a security source and help you see what’s happening outdoors at nighttime.
Consider Adding Hardscaping Designs
Have you ever dreamed of hosting the ultimate Halloween, Thanksgiving, or weekend party while cuddling in your blankets and roasting tasty marshmallows? Don’t let the cool weather stop you from enjoying your outdoor space. Adding hardscape updates, such as a pergola, outdoor kitchen, or fire features, can help extend your patio use year round. Rain or shine, sunny or cold, you can host outdoor gatherings comfortably with the help of these improvements.
Upgrade Your Outdoor Décor
Another great landscape improvement to make this fall is switching out your summer décor for seasonal décor. This will help set the mood and make your home feel festive. These small changes can improve the entire feel of the outdoor space. Make your patio feel cozy with comfortable blankets, pillows, pumpkins, and other seasonal decorations. This can be a family fun activity for you and the kiddos. Include them in decoration and create personalized pumpkins, ghosts, or other seasonal figures.