L.A.’s Top 5 Fall Backyard Trends

Fall is the time when perfect weather graces Los Angeles and families head outside to enjoy the sunshine and cooler temperatures. With entertaining season well underway, it is time to make sure your backyard entertaining areas are prepped and ready to host holiday gatherings, football parties and game nights. Get your backyard ready with these trendy tips for fall.

Fire Pit
A fire pit is a great focal point for the yard in addition to being a useful place to roast s’mores in the summer and cozy up to with a blanket in the winter. Fire pits come in a variety of styles:

  • Free-standing
  • Built-in
  • Copper
  • Stone
  • Built-in seating

Choose the style that is best for you and enjoy the cooler weather from the comfort of your cozy space by the fire.

Artificial Grass
Natural grass is flammable and has the potential to catch fire when a fire pit or barbecue grill are nearby. Solve this problem by installing* artificial grass as part of your Los Angeles landscape. Companies like Turf Now!® of Los Angeles offer synthetic grass with a Class A fire rating to resist heat damage and prevent backyard fires from spreading into your home. When it comes to artificial turf in Los Angeles, think safety first!

Upgraded Entertainment Area
Invest in quality “hardscaping” such as stone pathways or grill stands. High-quality wood patios add space for guests to congregate. Make sure there is ample seating for guests who might decide to drop by for dinner. Some people make DIY sunken wine-chillers for parties and game nights. Flagstone paths through the yard lead guests to focal points and hidden gardens to add mystery and intrigue to your night.

Indoors Outside
Bring the indoors out with a weather-resistant marble “coffee table” and comfortable cushioned patio furniture. Create a warm space for fall with an outdoor fireplace or cozy up around your brand new fire pit! Stone statues, candles, and potted plants complete the scene with

Consider the way your yard looks in the dark; would party guests be able to find their food or would everyone be left stranded? Soft party lights strung across the barbecue area make a pretty statement and remind guests of a starlit night. Strategically-placed lanterns could light patio furniture. Install small ground lights to outline pathways and the borders of gardens to prevent injuries.

From synthetic grass in Los Angeles to upgraded lighting and seating options, there are a number of ways to dress up your yard for the fall season.  Investing in your yard is more than an aesthetically-pleasing way to enjoy your home; it can be an investment in safety or even add value to your home. Consider what kind of use your backyard receives and customize your space to fit your needs.