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Changing Design and Accents with the Seasons

From Summer to Fall Design: Transitioning Your Hardscape for Changing Seasons

As the vibrant hues of summer start to give way to the warm and cozy tones of fall, it’s time to consider how your outdoor living spaces can seamlessly transition along with the changing seasons. Hardscaping elements, such as patios, walkways, and retaining walls, provide the perfect canvas to bring the beauty of autumn to your landscape.

Embrace Earthy Color Palettes

Swap out the bright and vivid summer accessories for earthy tones that reflect the autumn landscape. Incorporate warm colors like deep reds, burnt oranges, and rustic browns into your hardscape. Consider using autumnal throw pillows, outdoor rugs, and seat cushions to create a cozy atmosphere on your patio furniture.

Add Seasonal Planters

Incorporate fall-friendly plants and flowers into your hardscape by using decorative planters. Fill them with mums, ornamental kale, and pansies to infuse your outdoor space with the charm of fall. Place these planters strategically on steps, along walkways, or on the edges of your patio for a pop of color.

Integrate Fire Features

As the temperatures begin to drop, a fire pit or an outdoor fireplace can be a delightful addition to your hardscape. It not only adds warmth but also creates an inviting focal point for gatherings. Imagine roasting marshmallows and sipping hot apple cider while enjoying the crisp autumn air.

Illuminate with Ambiance

With shorter days approaching, consider enhancing your hardscape with creative lighting solutions. String lights, lanterns, and pathway lighting not only extend the usability of your outdoor space but also add a magical ambiance to your fall evenings.

Decorate with Natural Elements

Incorporate natural elements like pumpkins, gourds, and hay bales into your hardscape design. Place them strategically around your patio or pathway to create a whimsical fall scene. These decorations not only capture the spirit of the season but also complement the sturdy nature of hardscaping.

Revitalize Your Walkways

Fall often means leaves falling and potentially cluttering your outdoor spaces. Keep your walkways clear and safe by regularly sweeping away debris. If your walkways are lined with plants, trim any overgrowth that might become a hindrance.

Considering a New Project?

Contact Exterior Enterprises for your next project. We’re here to help you bring these ideas to life and ensure your outdoor space remains a stunning haven throughout the year. From new patio installations to composite steps, fire pits, and everything between- we’ve got you covered!