Not ready to give up your outdoor space just yet? Carefree Decks and Patio Covers have some great tips on how to enjoy your deck this fall. Just because summer is fading fast doesn’t mean that you have to stay cooped up indoors. Rather, it’s best to enjoy the outdoors while you still can! Soon enough, the deep winter cold will be driving us inside.
Add some festive fall color
You may have had some colorful blooms spilling from your deck planters all summer long, but now that there’s a chill in the air, those flowers are fading away. To add some color and keep your outdoor deck space looking alive and vibrant, consider swapping out those dying blooms for some colorful fall plants. Fall mums are an excellent choice, along with great cold weather plants like kale and swiss chard as accents.
Heat things up
Outdoor temperatures may be falling, but you can still be comfortable in your outdoor space with the right equipment. Patio heaters are a great way to lounge outside on your deck while keeping warm. They can even make for beautiful centerpieces. The barbecue is another good source of heat and, of course, delicious food. Who says the party’s gotta stop just because summer is waning? Fire up that grill and pull out all the stops for a grand grill party to wrap up the season.
Hold off on storing things
If you immediately pack away your patio furniture, outdoor decor, planters, etc., the vacant look that remains is not very inviting. It doesn’t hurt to leave that stuff out and even add some fall appropriate decor until the first snowflakes start flying. That way, your outdoor space still looks inviting and is functionally usable until it gets too cold to be outside. Adding a patio deck cover can also provide protection from the elements and enable you to keep more items out all year.
The right lights
The days grow undeniably shorter as fall comes upon us and sitting outside in the dark isn’t as inviting as those long summer evenings. Add the right lighting to your outdoor deck space to brighten things up and make it feel like the days aren’t darkening just yet. It also helps keep your space safe, especially around the stairs where people are more likely to trip and fall. Solar lights are an excellent, affordable option for outdoor lighting.
Do something different
Outdoor activities during the summer are ordinarily more active ones. You might be playing lawn games, or swimming if you have a pool. To make things more comfortable, you might change up the activities a little. Gather around the patio heater for a family game night or set up a TV and watch a movie or the game. If you’ve got a hot tub, this is the perfect time of year to enjoy it. The summer air is often too warm to enjoy the hot tub, but fall provides perfect temperatures!
As you can see, Carefree Decks and Patio Covers has a lot of ideas on how to enjoy your deck this fall. Your deck is a significant investment, and you should get the most out of it!