3 Ways to Enjoy Your Deck Well into Fall

If you’re one of those people who begrudgingly stop using your deck when autumn arrives because the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting cooler, cheer up. The arrival of autumn doesn’t have to mean the end of enjoying your deck. Here are three things you can do to extend your ‘deck season’ and get the most out of your outdoor entertaining area.

Decorate for the season

Once all the leaves fall off the trees, you may feel that your deck is too drab to be appealing. Change the scenery by breaking out new cushions for your patio furniture and changing out the plants in your planters. Mums and evergreen shrubs can be potted and placed strategically to give your deck a great autumn look. If your deck’s wood is looking drab, a new coat of stain and sealant can also perk it up and see you through the colder seasons.

Let there be light

Shorter days means you’ll want to have extra light on your deck not only for safety’s sake, but so you can see to enjoy the outdoor area for longer. String lights are an easy and inexpensive addition to your outdoor lighting. Solar lights are another great option because they take advantage of the daylight that you do receive and give off a gentle, ambient glow that’s not too overwhelming. Why not add a few to your walkways and stairs so that you and your guests have a clearly illuminated path when you’re entertaining?

Heat things up

Get cozy when the temperature drops by adding outdoor heaters or a fire pit to your deck. Extra cushions, cozy blankets, and hot cocoa set the perfect ambience for cool weather entertaining outdoors. You can even use your grill to add heat to your deck while you’re cooking. Of course, you can also install a hot tub on your deck for the ultimate in year-round outdoor fun. Get creative and don’t be afraid of a little chill in the air. It can make being outside even more fun if you have to snuggle up to the one you love to stay warm.

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