In our previous post, we looked at some home improvements to make this fall. Once you’re done with these projects, it’s time to kick back and enjoy the autumn season. We want to help you take advantage of your patio during these pleasant months.

Here are five fall patio ideas worth considering:

Make it more inviting

Imagine having a patio that’s actually an extension of your interior living space. Think about using curtains or bamboo walls to give the patio more structure. You may also want to purchase new patio furniture if your current set is worn down, broken, or uncomfortable.

These aren’t the only ways to make your patio inviting. Why not add a colorful outdoor rug to remind you of the fall season? You might be surprised at how much cozier the space will be after the addition of some autumn decor.

Keep it warm

Austin homeowners see quite the variance in temperature this time of year. Even though we see highs in the low-80s through October, the temperature dips to an average of 63 come December. The December low, meanwhile, is usually right around 42 degrees.

Why let cooler temperatures keep you and your family inside this time of year? Take your pick from table-top and wall-hanging heaters for your patio. You can even add a fire pit that creates both heat and ambiance for everyone to enjoy.

Add lighting

You’ve probably noticed the days becoming shorter and shorter. Again, though, you don’t have to take the party inside once daylight fades. The right lighting scheme is an easy, affordable way to outfit your patio and entire backyard space.

Create a garden

Are you an avid gardener? If so, then do some research to see which plants thrive during the fall. Broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, and radishes are all popular choices.

Many Austin homeowners have success with container gardening. We’re willing to bet you’ll spend more time on your patio if you’re caring for multiple plants. Not to mention, plants add some much-needed color to the area.

Add foliage

Autumn wouldn’t be the same without bursts of color. With that in mind, think about planting joe-pye weeds, zinnias, red maples, or fruit-bearing trees. The foliage is certain to make the patio a much more attractive, welcoming environment.

Concrete Leveling in Austin

Take a long look at your patio. Are there noticeable cracks in the concrete? Is the concrete at all uneven?

If you answered yes to either question, you likely have a foundation problem. So what’s your plan of action? Well, Concrete Leveling Technologies has been assisting with concrete leveling in Austin for years.

Whereas other local concrete contractors may use temporary solutions such as mudjacking, we rely on polyurethane foam for top-notch results. Our concrete repair pros effectively raise your concrete, stabilizing its surface and repairing any previous damage.

Level concrete is an absolute must if you want to get the most out of your patio this fall. See what the Concrete Leveling Technologies team can do for your home.