Patios: Not Just for Summer

In mid-June through late August, it”s obvious why you love your patio. On hot summer days it offers a wonderful place for you to rest from your work or play, and on warm summer nights it is a wonderful place to socialize or just rest in the fresh air. However, many home owners don’t realize that they can also enjoy their patios in the fall.


Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year. It is characterized by oranges, yellows and reds, and harvest, Halloween, and Thanksgiving decorations coupled with these colors make fall decorating some of the most aesthetically pleasing decorating you’ll do all year. With a patio, your fall decorating becomes even more exciting and enjoyable. You can turn your patio into a haunted house that neighborhood kids must pass through to get candy. Or for Thanksgiving, you can make the family feel welcome with a patio full of fall mums and a few chairs around an outdoor fire pit.


Just because the weather is a little cooler doesn’t mean you can’t use your patio for socializing. In fact, a patio can be a great place to extend the Halloween or Thanksgiving gathering. With some ample seating and a few tables, you can get the party started and allow your guests a few last minute chances to enjoy the outdoors before the snows and frost come. Just add an outdoor fire pit and some hot cider to the mix, and your guests will be warm enough to enjoy even a nippy night.

Choosing a Fall-Friendly Patio

Adding a patio to your home increases your house’s value and allows you a space in which you can extend your home. However, before you put a patio on your home, you’ll need to take some time to decide which patio is right for you. Obviously, you’ll want to choose a design that is fall friendly — one that you feel you can use all year. Making that decision on your own can be quite daunting, especially when there are so many different kinds of patios and designs to choose from. That’s where professionals come in. Ciminelli’s Landscape Services offers patio consultation and construction that can help homeowners choose a patio and make other landscaping choices that will help them get the most out of their yards all year long.