Decorating, Exterior

Sprucing Up Your Yard for Fall

Autumn LeavesFall is just around the corner, and that means Halloween and Thanksgiving are upon us as well. This means it’s time to pack up the pool floats, put away the bathing suits and goggles, and prep the yard for autumn! Refresh the look and feel of your backyard and get ready for fall with these decorating tips!

String up lights. Fall means that shorter days and longer nights are on their way, so you’ll need some sort of lighting in your backyard oasis. Illuminate your patio this fall with playful string lights. For special occasions or the fall holidays, use pumpkin shaped string lights for an added sense of fun.

Re-stain your deck. If your home has a patio or deck, fall is the perfect time to enjoy that space. From watching the leaves change color to hosting family gatherings around the fire pit, decks and patios provide a space to host all of your fall events. Make sure your patio is in tip-top shape by resealing or re-staining the surface. If you’re unsure you can take this undertaking on yourself, reach out to the professional deck strainers at CertaPro Painters of East Jacksonville.

Change up your cushions. Match your patio furniture to your floral décor! Pair your outdoor furniture with shades of plum, pumpkin, and squash colored seat cushions, throw pillows, or small area rugs. You can also incorporate other fall décor into your patio setup – try arranging colorful, fall scented candles to create a unique centerpiece for your backyard table.

Create festive planters. Gardening is a year-round activity! Maintain a vivid and lively looking yard by filling your flower beds or planters with golden mums, calendulas, and even pumpkins! To help keep mosquitoes and other bugs at bay, plant a patch of lemongrass. While you’re gardening, protect your hands and nail beds from damage with gardening gloves.

Construct an inviting entryway. Surround your backyard’s gate with tall dried Indian corncobs, stalks, and sunflowers. Decorating your entryway provides a seamless transition for your guests to enter your fall backyard oasis. Get really creative and prop up a scarecrow or festive fall welcome sign for an added fall ambiance.

Enjoy the crisp, autumn season with your friends and family in a unique and festive backyard.