When autumn comes around, the weather between the hot summer and the frost of winter is perfect for spending time outside. And if you’ve got a backyard, now is the time to add some seasonal decorations or any necessary upgrades to your outdoor space!
If you have a deck, some investments are quick no-brainers. For example, during construction, butyl tape can be used to waterproof the deck’s foundation. Consider these various investments in your backyard that will prepare your home for the season and improve it in the long run!
Fall abounds with holidays, which means plenty of time to decorate your outdoor space! Between Halloween and Thanksgiving, there’s room to explore how you want your backyard to look. So, whether it’s carving pumpkins and making jack-o-lanterns or turkey-themed decorations, now is a great time to get in a festive mood!
If you’re not the holiday type, consider a more harvest-based approach to decor. Gourds, antique farm furniture, equipment, or nature-like decorations such as colored leaves can also brighten up a backyard through December!
Decks, patios, porches
If you’re spending more time outside, you’ll want it to look nice and seasonal for the fall. Here, you can incorporate elements from the last tip and make a cozy place for family and friends to enjoy the outdoors and fall colors. Store-bought decorations can lend a huge hand here to bringing in comfort and colors, such as fall-themed pillows and blankets. You can also bring nature right to your door with some planters holding fall flowers or plants! And to top it all off, a nice fire pit will keep you and your guests warm when the temperature starts to dip.
Fall is the harvest season, so don’t leave nature out of the equation! Starting a fall garden is one way to add a seasonal flair to your backyard and get a nice supply of some fall produce. Beets, broccoli, carrots, lettuce, and many more will be able to withstand low temperatures and look amazing and healthy when they grow!
Keeping your lawn well-manicured is also an essential step in making your backyard fall ready. If it looks green and maintained, it’ll enhance the other design elements in your yard. It’s also a wonderful time to use fall harvest produce like pumpkins, gourds, and fall flowers to decorate the space around your backyard.
Fall plants can look great surrounding your outdoor space as well. Chrysanthemums, fall herbs, sunflowers, and other fall flowers will add a nice array of colors and charm to your backyard!
Keeping a nice glow is a beautiful way to make your outdoors enchanting for the temperate nights when you’re out in the backyard. String lights along the fence are one way to distribute the light evenly across the yard. Whether seasonal or not, Lanterns are also good to have around for when you want to pursue some alternative sources of light and even warmth! They’re also perfect for extending the time you can spend outside as the days continue to get shorter heading into winter. Seasonal lighting works well to make your outdoor spaces seem more inviting, and they’ll make whatever decorations you’ve chosen light up at night.
Enhancing the outside of your house
While you’re focused on making your backyard look nice, you might start to notice certain aspects of the house itself that could use upgrades. It’s especially important to keep your deck maintained, as a well-kept deck can add tons of value to your home when it comes time to sell. Repainting, updating, or just tidying up your porch can also be a good way to add a new look to your home. Finally, don’t be afraid to go all-out and start a new larger project like a patio or pergola in your backyard to increase your square footage of livable spaces!
While you’re spending so much time in your backyard this fall, things might get strewn about. Lawn tools, Thanksgiving decorations, and home improvement tools can get lost in the fold if you don’t have a designated place to put them! To gain control and have everything easily accessible from the backyard, consider adding a garden shed to the corner of your yard! It’s also great to have a place to store things for your garden that you’ll want close by. It also provides you with another surface to decorate for the fall and all seasons if you’re feeling particularly ambitious!
Sheds are wonderful additions to your home in terms of an investment standpoint as well. A well-maintained shed is something many potential homeowners will see as an asset to a home on the market.