Backyard Design Ideas for Landscaping in Fall


The super hot weather is behind us and the cooler days of fall are here. That being said, now is the perfect time to start thinking of landscaping designs that you would like to try. With cooler weather finally here, it is now easier than ever to enjoy your outdoor space without feeling like you are going to melt in the heat. With less yard work you also have more time to enjoy the space you have.

For those that have a wooden deck now is the time to start thinking of creative ways to spice it up. Here are five wood patio cover design ideas that can help you get the wooden deck of your dreams.

1. Pergolas

Pergolas and arches are a simple yet effective way to give some grandeur to a smaller space or to take up unused space on larger decks. Pergolas are also a great way to create roof space that can shield you from the elements without having to build expensive roof coverage. A pergola is going to give your space drama and allow you to use the natural look of your existing deck to create something that is beautiful and creative. Also, you can move a pergola or arch around if need be.

2. Outdoor Seating

Another great way to make your patio or wooden deck even more comfy is to add some great outdoor seating. Outdoor seating sets are an effective and inexpensive way to make your deck more usable than ever before. Try adding a great couch or loveseat with some companion chairs and even a coffee table so you can spend your cool fall nights enjoying the stars on your comfortable deck.

3. Plants

Still another way that you can make the most of your deck is to add some much needed greenery. In the summer months there is more chance for you to add greenery around your deck than there are in colder months. That being said, you can find out what plants will work in your climate and region to add some life to your deck. Things like evergreen trees are great in most climates and are beautiful and can even be decorated for each season and holiday, Christmas anyone? Mums are perfect for the fall and can add some much needed color and beauty and are easy to move around to whatever part of your deck you want. You can also add artificial plants if you do not want to care for live plants.

4. Staining and Painting

If you already have great furniture and plants, you may want to refinish or stain your deck. This can give you the appearance of having spent decent money on a new deck for a fraction of the cost. This can also help to reseal and extend the life of your wooden deck and make it much more comfortable for daily use.

Staining is also something that can be done in the cooler months as temperatures that are too hot can cause the stain or paint to bubble and not set properly and freezing temperatures can cause peeling. Using stains and paints can also prepare your deck for the moisture and cold of winter and can help them weather the season far better.

5. Barbecues and Outdoor Cooking Pits

Another fantastic way to make your deck even better this fall is to add things like barbecues and cooking pits that can make your deck far more than just a space to relax and rest. These can add visual interest as many are very beautiful and can also provide you with a place to have fun get togethers like a cook out or a weenie or marshmallow roast which are super fun for the fall months.

No matter what you choose to do you should certainly take advantage of the fall months that are coming and see just what you can do to make your home even more beautiful and your deck more livable than ever before. Contact our team at Mesa Awning for all of your backyard needs this fall. 

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