Fall is a beautiful time of year in Texas. It is mild enough that we can enjoy the outdoors comfortably, which is a bonus with all the activity that happens this time of year. While fall festivals and holiday outings might have you away from home some weekends, don’t forget to how much fun your own backyard can be. From fall landscaping to lights to heat, you can make your own home the place to be this season.
Stay mum on fall flowers
Though bright, blooming flowers aren’t always associated with fall, there are actually many gorgeous additions you can make to have your home ready for the season. Red, orange, and yellow are the signature colors of autumn, and these flower beautifully in the fall with garden mums. Mums are hardy, perennial plants that bloom when temperatures drop, making them the perfect choice for fall. When shopping for mums to add to your backyard, choose ones whose buds are just beginning to open. It’s best to choose a location that gets at least six hours of sun a day. Use well-drained soil or raised beds. Once planted, water them thoroughly, and keep them moist throughout the fall, especially if those temperate Texas temperatures return. Mulch plants before winter arrives to help protect them.
Light it up
As the end of daylight savings time nears, the nights are getting darker and darker. However, that doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors. Enhance the beauty and functionality of your backyard with outdoor lighting. Illuminate your walkways with solar-powered lights. Bring a festive atmosphere to the backyard with outdoor string lights, and keep the party going all season long! For more permanent updates to your lighting situation, go to your local hardware store and choose a new back door light that complements the beauty of your home.
Add some heat
Though it stays warm in Texas for awhile, don’t let any creeping cool nights keep you from enjoying your back porch. Fire pits are perfect for chilly autumn nights. Not only do they add warmth, they are perfect for making after-dinner s’mores or just enjoying some nice atmosphere while catching up with friends and family. To stay even warmer, add an outdoor patio heater.
Don’t let the falling temps drive you indoors. There is still plenty of fun to be had in your own backyard this fall. For larger home projects that require residential surveying, give Arthur Surveying a call!