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6 Inexpensive Ways to Get Your Outdoor Space Fall-Ready

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Fall is in full swing. With cooler weather at your doorstep, now is the perfect time to get your outdoor space ready for the season. 

You don’t have to spend a fortune to update your space. Here are six inexpensive ways to get your yard ready for fall.

1. Brighten Your Space with Fall Plants

Don’t let colorful fall leaves steal the show. Brighten up your outdoor space with vibrant fall flowers, like:

  • Mums, the classic autumn flower. They’re available in a wide range of sizes and colors, including orange, red, yellow and white. Mums look beautiful in planters and make wonderful porch decorations. 
  • Celosia is a great addition to landscape borders and beds. They’re available in fiery colors, like deep burgundy, red, orange and yellow.
  • Dianthus is a cool-season flower with a pleasant fragrance and rich color. You can find them in red, white, pink and purple. 
  • Croton is a great addition to fall planters with rich foliage in autumn colors, like yellow, red, purple and orange.

Fall plants help you celebrate the beauty of autumn while refreshing your outdoor space.

2. Hang Lights for a Cozy Feel

Make the most of cool fall evenings by enjoying the outdoors after the sun goes down. String lights will add warmth to your space and create a festive atmosphere.

Hang them over your gathering space or over branches to warm up even the chilliest of fall evenings.

3. Add Pumpkins and Gourds

Whether you’re decorating your porch or your backyard patio, gourds and pumpkins are the perfect addition to your outdoor space this fall. They pair well with planters filled with vibrant fall plants. Line your stairs and entryway with these classic autumn decorations.

Complete the look with haystacks and corn stalks. Choose faux gourds and pumpkins to prevent rotting. 

4. Break Out the Cozy Blankets

If you plan on roasting marshmallows and sipping hot chocolate, don’t forget to bring a few cozy throw blankets. Store your fall blankets in a storage basket or box near your outdoor entertaining area for easy access all season long.

When bad weather rolls around, bring your box or bag inside for a cozy evening by the fire.

5. Spruce Up Your Patio Furniture

Get your entertaining space fall-ready by adding seasonal decorative pillows, lanterns and candles. Deep orange and red colors are ideal for fall. Feel free to incorporate plants, gourds and other fall-inspired decorations to your space for a festive look.

Updating your patio furniture is an inexpensive way to get your yard ready for autumn. 

6. Don’t Forget the Fire Pit

A fire pit will help extend the outdoor season, making it easy and comfortable to entertain outdoors. 

If you’re not a big fan of fire pits, try a patio heater. Heaters come in a wide range of styles and fuel types, so you can choose one that will work best for your patio.

A change of season is the perfect excuse to refresh your outdoor space. Simple, inexpensive changes can make your space more festive while adding warmth and comfort. 

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