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How to Use Your Outdoor Space in the Fall

Friends around a fire pitWhen the days become shorter and temperatures become cooler, don’t let the end-of-summer blues stop you from having fun outside. Crisp weather and beautiful foliage make autumn a perfect time to revel in the open air, so here are some ways to make the most of your outdoor space this fall!


Add Layers


Throwing on a sweatshirt is just the beginning – keep comfortable in cool weather by adding layers to your outdoor space wherever you can. For example, if your outdoor seating doesn't have cushions, improvise with a few thick throw pillows and keep some fuzzy blankets on hand. To create an even cozier feel, why not lay down a rug? It'll create another layer of insulation while adding a welcoming domestic touch. If you've got the framework, adding curtains around a porch or gazebo will guard against breezes while providing privacy – just make sure the curtains stay a safe distance away from any open flames!


Get Cooking


What better way to enjoy a sunny autumn day than by cooking al fresco? Barbecuing is probably the first culinary activity that comes to mind, but if you want to take your outdoor cooking to the next level, try an outdoor pizza oven, smoker, or even a turkey fryer. Once the meal is ready, set the patio table and dig in!


Autumn barbecue


Light a Fire


When the temperature really starts to dip, a fire pit provides nice ambiance while keeping everyone warm and comfortable. Fire pits can be purchased individually, but if you're in need of seating to go with it, a fire pit set is a great choice. These come with individual seats or in a sectional couch style that can accommodate anywhere from 2 to 6 people.


Drink Up


Stay warm outside from the inside out with a supply of hot drinks. Flavored coffees or teas are always a trusty standard, but special occasions may call for hot cider, cocoa, and perhaps a hot toddy for the grownups! Throw in some extras like cinnamon, marshmallows or whipped cream, and you'll enjoy beverages that are as delicious as they are functional.


Rock Out


If you're looking to add a soundtrack to your outdoor space, there are plenty of options for speakers. While some models are made for indoor/outdoor use, others are exclusively outdoor and feature a weatherproof build to withstand the elements. Choose the best option depending on your audio needs, and get some mileage out of your autumn playlist!


Autumn coffee


Veg Out


Are you torn between spending time outside and keeping tabs on your fantasy football team? Never fear – with an outdoor TV, you'll be able to bask in the brisk autumn air without missing a second of the action. Anyone who's dealt with sun glare on their television understands how difficult it is to see the image on an ordinary TV in sunlight. An outdoor TV's brightness level is specifically designed for viewing in full daylight, and everyone will be able to clearly see what's onscreen. Another benefit: Outdoor TVs also include a weather-resistant exterior and a weathertight cable entry system, providing the durability needed in the great outdoors.


Protect Your Investments


When wintertime rolls around, make sure you're covered. Patio furniture covers, barbecue covers, fire pit covers, and patio cushion storage bags will keep your gear safely protected until next year.


 


P.C. Richard & Son has everything you need to get your outdoor space ready for autumn, so what are you waiting for? Get shopping, get set up, and get outside!


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