Autumn is officially here! As fall arrives, people usually begin to look forward to cozy gatherings indoors, away from the cold. However, did you know you can just as well enjoy the fall on your backyard deck? There are plenty of ways to enjoy your deck this fall, including the following.
Take Care of Maintenance
While it might not be the most fun, you will want to take care of any deck maintenance tasks first. The fall is the perfect season to take care of cleaning, sealing, and making necessary repairs since the weather is cooler and less humid. Once you have completed these tasks, your deck will be clean, splinter-free, and even more enjoyable to spend time on.
Decorating your deck can mean many things. Fundamentally, you will want to furnish it based on how you want to use it. For enjoying your deck this fall, you can place a warm-colored outdoor rug on one area, underneath an outdoor dining or lounge set. One could also place festive decorations around the deck, such as a garland of fall leaves, wreaths, mums, and pumpkins.
Light It Up
The sun sets much sooner in the fall than in the summer here in Maryland, which means you will want to be able to see during the late afternoon and evening hours. Deck lighting is the most convenient way to have sufficient lighting year-round. It will also improve your deck’s safety. One can use stair lights, deck railing post lights, post cap lights, floor lights, or sconces, among other options.
Enjoy the Fire Pit
One natural source of light you could use is a fire pit. One must take proper safety measures when using a fire pit on a deck, such as placing a fireproof mat underneath it and removing any fire hazards in the area. One can enjoy countless fall evenings around the fire pit with family and friends, keeping warm and bright.
Have a Cookout
Nothing is more fundamental to a community gathering than eating. Have a cookout on your deck with family and friends, and pass around the spiced cider and hot cocoa! Remember to maintain grilling safety practices and clean up after every meal.
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