Autumn is a great excuse to create a festive backyard landscape. This is usually the time of year homeowners notice brown spots on the lawn, which can put a damper on your original fall décor ideas. Fortunately, there is no need to panic. Our artificial grass allows homeowners in North and South Carolina to maintain a lush, green lawn year-round without the stress of yard maintenance. Fall fixtures like hay bales will not damage our products, so you can decorate to your heart’s content. In fact, the vivid green grass often complements the bright reds, oranges and yellows of the season. Here are a few other ways to liven up your yard for fall to enjoy the best backyard landscape ever.
1) Pops of Color
Use bright yellow and orange tablecloths or table runners for your patio furniture this season. Cover with a doily and add seasonal touches like pumpkins and gourds for an extra touch of whimsy your friends and family will love this season.
Temperatures are dropping, but it’s still pleasant to be outside if you have the company of loved ones around. Place cozy plaid blankets on your outdoor seating area for guests to use before cookouts and barbecues in the chilly autumn weather. This is commonplace in European cafés and will add a thoughtful touch to your next gathering.
There is no better way to warm up your fall landscape than by adding soft lanterns or solar LED pathway lights. Solar lights are eco-friendly and many can last up to 10 hours on only one charge. The right outdoor lighting can completely change the atmosphere of your yard.
4) Seasonal Landscaping
Chrysanthemums are a classic element for any fall landscape. Frame your doorway with two overflowing pots of chrysanthemums to greet your guests as they enter the house.
5) Hay Bales
Create your own backyard seating with a few hay bales from your local home goods store (or bribe a local farmer). These are attractive backyard decorations and become functional seats or tables should the need arise.
6) Go Natural
Use real pumpkins you brought home straight from the pumpkin patch in your holiday landscaping. Gourds, corn husks, milkweed, sheaves of wheat and twig wreaths can all make a statement this season as well.
Burlap is the official fabric of fall. Go for a natural brown to accentuate your patio area, or go wild with vibrant fall colors in reds, oranges and yellows.
8) Snack Time
To us, food is a sign of hospitality. It’s also symbolic of the fall holiday everyone loves: Thanksgiving. We recommend placing a tray of goodies out for guests to munch on. Apples are in season right now and are great for health-conscious house guests. Walnuts still in the shell are also attractive decorations and taste great, too!
9) Feed the Birds
Don’t forget your fine feathered friends this season! Not all birds have headed south for the winter. Roll some pinecones in peanut butter and then dip the sticky confection in birdseed. Hang the finished birdfeeders with twine and watch the wildlife flock to your backyard. This is a great activity for kids.
10) Sheer Delight
If you have a pergola, patio or gazebo in your yard, consider hanging some sheer white curtains to add a hint of romance and privacy for the season. Sheer curtains in a neutral color complement the vivid hues found everywhere else this season and offer a bit of function as well.
Whether your style is classic, kitschy or modern, these elements could help up your landscape design game this fall. Contact us to learn more about artificial grass solutions that complement your style all year long.