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5 Simple Ideas for Festive Outdoor Fall Décor

Pumpkins and Mums for Fall Decor

If you use a professional lawn care service for your Atlanta lawn and ornamental trees and shrubs, chances are you want your yard to look its best even after summer has come to an end. You probably also want to enjoy spending time in your yard for as long as you can. In that spirit, here are five easy fall décor ideas that celebrate the season and extend outdoor time in comfort and style.

Garnish with Garland – We’re not talking the shiny gold and silver kind used on Christmas trees. Instead, consider hanging a garland of oak leaves and acorns over an entryway or wrapping strands around deck railing. Mini pumpkins and gourds also make great garland materials.

Turn Clippings into a Stunning Centerpiece – You’ve heard us say it time and again: ornamental trees and shrubs should be pruned regularly. Unlike spring and summer pruning, when the resulting clippings are considered “yard waste,” fall pruning comes with a bonus. After pruning, collect several long, slender branches adorned with the brilliant colors of autumn leaves to fill a large vase and use as a stunning yet simple centerpiece for your table.

Change Up the Color Palette – Giving your outdoor furnishings a fall makeover is as simple as swapping out the bright colors and cool hues of summer for the earth tones of autumn. Decorative flags, seat cushions,  welcome mats, and table cloths and umbrellas are all fair game.

Create a Cozy Reading Space – Just because relaxing poolside with a good book may have lost its appeal, it doesn’t mean it’s time to put the outdoor furniture away. Cape Cod or Adirondack chairs – even Chaise lounges – draped in throws of golden yellow, deep red or burgundy, and rich burnt-orange capture the look and feel of autumn and are perfect for enjoying a crisp fall day. Cozy things up even more by simply moving furniture under your favorite tree or alongside an outdoor fire pit.

Don’t Give Up on Flowers – Mums are not the only flowers that flourish in fall. Potted marigolds, pansies, and violas, to name a few, can all be a part of your vibrant outdoor fall décor. Find more great ideas for fall container gardening in our newsletter, the Buggette.

Outdoor living is not just for the warmer months. These simple changes will extend your time outdoors well into the fall.