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How a Landscape Supply Can Prepare You For the Changing Seasons in the Lancaster and State College, PA, Areas

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As the days get shorter and the temperatures cool down, there’s a change in the landscape and in the way you enjoy your outdoor spaces. Here’s how a landscape supply can prepare you for the changing seasons in the Lancaster and State College, PA, areas.

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As the days get shorter and the temperatures cool down, there’s a change in the landscape and in the way you enjoy your outdoor spaces. There are a few landscaping tasks to be accomplished now, as well as opportunities for meaningful fall projects. Here’s how a landscape supply can prepare you for the changing seasons in the Lancaster and State College, PA, areas.

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1. On the Patio: Add the Warmth of Fire

What’s better than gathering around the fire with family and friends when there’s a distinct chill in the air? If your patio lacks a fire feature, now could be the perfect time to add one. You could consider a fire feature (a fire pit, fire table, or outdoor fireplace) to be an excellent investment because it allows you to comfortably use your patio well into the cold months. When your neighbors are gazing longingly at their patio from indoors, you’ll be out there having fun and making the most of this space year-round.

Add a nostalgic campfire feel with a fire pit. Up-level your entertaining with a chic fire table that features fire as the centerpiece for memorable meals. Create a cozy outdoor living room with a majestic fireplace.

2. On the Patio: Add a Pavilion for Shelter

Fall can bring cold rains, but you still don’t have to move the party indoors if there’s a pavilion on your patio. A pavilion is a solid-roofed, open-sided shelter that will protect you from the weather while still allowing fresh air to circulate. For maximum enjoyment and to extend your outdoor season, position an outdoor fireplace so that you’re able to block the wind while adding warmth. It’ll become a cozy and functional space year-round!

3. Updated Outdoor Lighting

Shorter days mean more need for landscape lighting that provides a comfortable level of ambient and task or safety lighting to each activity zone and prevents the softscaped areas beyond the patio from being completely dark (without destroying the charm of the night). Choose from a variety of low voltage LED light fixtures for your lighting design.

4. The Sound of Music

If you’ve spent the summer playing outside, why not enhance the experience for fall—and get ready for the next entertaining season—with an updated outdoor audio system. Discreet speakers and WiFi or bluetooth systems create a zoned approach where the volume is perfect wherever you are in the landscape, without disturbing your neighbors.

5. Clean and Seal Your Pavers

After a busy summer, your patio pavers may need a good cleaning, and a fresh application of sealant to help them withstand the upcoming winter weather. Remember to refill any missing jointing sand, too, to prevent damage from the freeze-thaw cycle.

6. Install an Irrigation System

If parts of your landscape were a challenge this summer because of too much or not enough water, now could be a great time to install a professional automatic irrigation system that delivers the perfect amount of water to every watering zone. Rain and temperature sensors take the guesswork out of watering—and you wouldn’t have to remember to run outside at 6 a.m. to turn on and move sprinklers around before the heat of the day.

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