Fall is the perfect time to invest in your outdoor living space. The weather is cooler, so you can enjoy sitting outside longer, and at least a few of our Florida leaves are starting to change color.
5 Fall Backyard Renovations
Here are some ways you can renovate your outdoor living area this season.
#1 Plant Fall Flowers and Foliage
Planting fall flowers is a great way to add color to your backyard. Fall flowers include chrysanthemums, dahlias, gerbera daisies and marigolds. These plants are perfect for adding color in the fall season without having to be watered every day!
Adding colorful foliage to your yard is another simple way to give your backyard a new look. This may include trees and shrubs that turn colors in the fall. Planting trees and shrubs early in the season will help you get more use out of them before they go dormant for winter. If you’re looking for annuals, bulbs or perennials, planting them now will ensure they have time to grow before winter hits!
#2 Redecorate the Outdoor Living Area
Adding a new patio is easy way to update your outdoor space! This is especially true if you’re just looking to add some color and texture to your space, a simple concrete patio can be finished in less than a day, but if you want something a bit nicer—such as hexagonal pavers in a geometric pattern—you may want to plan for it to take a bit longer.
Another option is adding a new deck or sunroom. If you have the room for it, adding an extension onto your house, whether it's an open-air deck or enclosed sunroom, can create extra space where you can spend time with family and friends while enjoying views of nature.
# 3 Re-seed and Fertilize the Lawn
If your lawn is showing the signs of wear, it's time to consider a re-seeding. The best option for this is to hire a professional landscaper or gardener who can help you select the right type of grass for your yard.
Once the grass has been planted, be sure to fertilize it regularly so that it grows quickly and thickly. And, if your lawn has been looking pale and dull lately (or if you simply want an aesthetic boost) consider adding a new layer of mulch around its perimeter—this will give it extra color without requiring any additional work on your part.
#4 Turn Your Fence into Fun Décor
Transform your fence into a work of art with these easy ideas:
Use pumpkins, gourds, and corn stalks. If you have them, these natural materials are great ways to dress up a fence for fall.
Wrap twine, rope, or other natural materials around the posts of your fence, it will give it even more character.
Add string lights to create an illuminated path that leads up to your house as well as any area that doesn't get much light.
#5 Add Some Fun Fall Pillows
It might seem unnecessary at first glance, but it'll make all the difference in how inviting your outdoor space feels when guests come over this fall (and winter). Throw pillows are easy enough to find at any home goods store; just make sure they match your color scheme and feel seasonal—neutral colors are always safe bets, or try to bring in some of the colors you see outside, like reds, oranges, and yellows.
Considering Renovating Your Backyard?
We hope these tips have helped you get started with your fall backyard makeover. You’re probably already thinking about all the things you can do to improve your backyard, from planting some new flowers to getting some fun fall pillows.
If you are looking to add a patio, sunroom, or make any other renovations, we are here to help. At Ryan A. Jones and Associates, we provide top-quality home renovation and construction services and the knowledge necessary for the successful planning, designing, permitting, and construction of your home. Contact us to discuss your vision, and let’s make it a reality.