Now that summer is coming to an end, it’s time to turn your backyard into a sanctuary for beautiful autumn days. Fall brings the perfect weather for spending time outside — it’s neither too hot, nor too cold! Here are some helpful tips from Willow Lane Cabinetry to help you create a tranquil fall retreat in your very own backyard.
The Dream Outdoor Kitchen
Do you long to sit on your back patio or deck and enjoy a bountiful meal and a cool, crisp autumn breeze? Dining al fresco is easier when you have an outdoor kitchen! We’re talking built-in gas grills, mini refrigerators, and kitchen islands with plenty of countertop space all coming together to create a stylish and functional outdoor space. Take it a step further by installing a kitchen sink in your new outdoor kitchen, and housing it all under a pergola or covered patio, and you will be all set for dining and entertaining outdoors this fall. All you need now is some comfortable seating, a large outdoor dining table, and a beautiful autumn day. Not sure how to make it all come together? Check out our kitchen design tool to help build the outdoor dream kitchen you've always desired.
Lush Fall Landscaping
Fall is an ideal time for sprucing up your yard, when cool air temperatures are easier on plants and gardeners alike! Create a beautiful fall garden with a varied mix of leaf and flower colors and ornamental grasses like Pink Muhly, Pampas and Zebra Grass. Cool season flowers include Cyclamen, Pansy, Viola, Cineraria, Winter Jasmine, Snapdragon, Candytuft, Calendula, and ornamental kale. Fall is also a great time for planting trees and evergreen shrubs.
According to Better Homes and Gardens, pests and disease are not an issue when you garden in the fall, and as an added bonus, you will not need to fertilize to promote new growth. Since the soil is still warm, roots will grow until the ground freezes. Just add some fresh mulch on top, and enjoy your beautifully landscaped backyard!
Add colorful containers to your patio to help integrate your outdoor living space with the freshly planted garden that surrounds it. Potted plants help add an extra pop of color and seasonal appeal, and can soften the edges of your deck. Containers are also portable, and can be moved indoors over the winter.
An urn fountain can be a lovely addition to any tranquil fall retreat, with soothing sounds and water that catches and reflects the sunlight. Add a personal touch to your outdoor space by visiting arts and craft shows in search of unique metal yard stakes, décor, and wind chimes. Then complete your space with outdoor throw pillows in autumn colors, illuminating string lights or landscape lighting, and a nice set of unbreakable glasses, dishes, and serving trays.
Welcome to Willow Lane Cabinetry — the #1 place to buy affordable, semi-custom cabinets online! Let us help you create the kitchen of your dreams with our 100% free kitchen design tool. We offer all wood, semi-custom kitchen cabinets, fully assembled and delivered for free, with standard features like soft closing doors and drawers, and 6-way adjustable steel hinges. Plus all the accessories you need to complete your new kitchen. We give you more and save you money! Visit our website to see our beautiful products today!