Fall is just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you have to retreat indoors and bid farewell to your garden until spring. In this guide, we’ll discuss some easy ways you can make the most of your outdoor space as temperatures start to fall.
As we move into fall and hurtle towards the holidays temperatures will tumble. While it might not be possible to enjoy hazy evenings in the backyard wearing a t-shirt and shorts, you can still enjoy al fresco dining or a refreshing drink at the end of the day during the cooler months. There are several options to consider to add heat and warmth to outdoor seating and entertaining areas, including patio heaters and fire pits. You can choose from mobile, free-standing or wall-mounted heaters or add a focal point with a fire pit or a chiminea. Browse products online, get ideas and inspiration from magazines or places you’ve visited and compare prices.
The sun starts to fade in the late afternoon during the colder months and this means that by evening, it’s pitch black. The good news is that you can continue to enjoy your garden by adding lighting to patios, pathways and decking. Lighting adds ambiance, as well as providing practical benefits for those keen to use their garden when it’s dark outside. There’s a vast range of outdoor lighting products and styles available to suit every garden. You can choose from romantic string lights, chic lanterns or discreet spotlights, for example.
Many of us love to eat and drink outside whenever possible. With outdoor kitchens, you can rustle up al fresco feasts all year-round, adjusting your setup slightly to cope with falling temperatures and a greater risk of showers. Check out companies like BBQGuys and browse products and make your cooking area weatherproof with grill and furniture covers and parasols, umbrellas or sails to provide shelter. You can also add blankets and cushions to your seating area to keep warm while you’re enjoying your dinner.
Awnings and covers
Adding awnings, retractable roofs and covers to your garden is a brilliant way to make your outdoor space more versatile. These features provide shelter and shade to cater to all conditions. From searing heat in the summer to showers in the winter, you can keep cool or stay cozy and dry come rain or shine. There is a diverse selection of products to choose from and you can filter results based on your budget, the size of your garden and the area you want to cover. If you have a small yard, and you don’t want to cover the entire area, retractable awnings are an excellent idea.
Summer may be drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your garden in the weeks and months to come. Take these tips on board to create a more versatile space and make the most of your yard this fall. Add warmth and stay cozy with heaters or fire pits, add an outdoor kitchen for al fresco dining, invest in awnings or covers to protect against showers and light up your garden.
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