Fall- the perfect time for ramping up your outdoor living space

I found this blog post from Richmond’s Landscape Construction, local experts on landscaping.  Here are some of their ideas

The kids are back in school, football is in full swing and the leaves will start falling soon. With the weather cooling down it is the perfect time to start spending the cool evenings around a custom built fireplace from Richmond’s Landscaping or in your outdoor living room. It doesn’t have to stop at the fireplace ambience though, the fall is a great time to ramp up the design in your outdoor space. Fall decor is so warm and inviting and starts prepping us for the holiday season! So to give you some fun and affordable ideas to help you with your space, here are a few design projects to get you ready for sipping apple cider and carving pumpkins!

Set the Table for the season

Use all the decoration ideas you have for your dining room, out on your patio. Gather fall mums, pumpkins, vases with leaves and gourds, and orange/red placemats to set the table for the fall. Then after the table is looking warm and inviting, add a few strings of outdoor lights to really set the mood for fun and relaxation.

Colorful Fall Porch

Fall PorchTake a color scheme through the season with pretty, inexpensive fall accents. Outdoor pillows act as a porch swing pick-me-up, while a small throw rug keeps the palette going. Make a simple table by sandwiching two colorful tubs between slabs of wood. We added wheels to the baseboard to make it mobile.

Cozy Fall Mum Wreath

Mum WreathWarm up your fall porch with an easy-to-make wreath. To make, press spider mums with 1-inch stems into a foam wreath. The blooms will last a few days, especially if you spritz them with water a few times. Finish the look by hanging with a plaid scarf.
Gourd-Filled Urn

Gourd Filled UrnYour summer urn does double-duty in this quick and easy fall decor idea. Just fill the urn with gourds, squash, and small pumpkins for a pretty front porch accent.

For even more great autumn landscaping tips, visit  Blog | Richmond’s Landscape of Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha and Iowa City | Your Outdoor Living Specialist | Outdoor Kitchens, patios, fire pits, hardscapes, lighting and water features.

Jim Zachar - RealtorJim Zachar, Realtor | Licensed in the State of Iowa | Coldwell Banker Hedges Realty | 5408 Blairs Forest Way NE, Cedar Rapids, IA  52402 | Jim@SoldByJZ.com | 319.389.0008

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