If you want to amp up your outdoor gathering spaces this fall, some essentials will make your outdoor living areas the go-to place for fall fun.
Pairing different hardscape features transforms your outdoor destination space into a multifunctional and relaxing way to bring together friends and family. These pairs include:
- Patios and water features
- Synthetic putting greens with walkways and LED lighting
- Fire pits with seat walls and LED lighting.
As the days get shorter, you want LED lighting to extend the day into night, especially if you’re hosting a Sunday Night Football party at your outdoor destination.
Let’s see how these three pairings unite to create a gathering space where everyone wants to be this fall.
Perfect Your Patio with Water Features
A patio and a water feature go hand-in-hand when enhancing your outdoor gathering space. The patio serves as the stage for dining, socializing, or simply relaxing.
Use your patio to create sumptuous fall dinners in your outdoor kitchen and sit together while watching the game.
Add a water feature into the mix, elevating the aesthetics and creating a soothing ambiance. The gentle sound of flowing water complements your patio’s purpose, offering a balanced blend of elements that captivate the senses.
Water features built near your patio transform your backyard into a versatile, inviting haven perfect for any gathering.
You also want your water feature to be a focal point you can see inside your home. During the winter, you want to be able to see that water feature even if it’s not moving water at the moment.
The following water features pair well with patios:
- Waterfall Pond
Consider adding a waterfall if you want an eye-catching feature to go with your patio. The flowing water falling into the basin or creek bed provides visual and audio interest. A waterfall also helps block unwanted street noise, which doubles as a white noise effect. You can add koi to your waterfall pond to enhance your enjoyment and involvement with nature.
- Pondless Waterfall
There are many types of pondless waterfalls, from babbling brooks to dramatic waterfalls. A waterfall pond requires little maintenance, is energy-efficient, and attracts a variety of wildlife. Our patio paver’s expert installation craftsman can design and build the pondless waterfall to fit your patio’s shape and style.
If you want to move water away from your home or love a bubbling brook, add a stream alongside your patio. You can include a waterfall or keep a dry creek bed where water only flows through during heavy rain.
A fountain syncs well with any patio, whether that’s a large or a small one. The fountain can be formal or informal. You have many choices regarding a fountain, including a wall fountain, to enhance your outdoor gathering space.
Elevate Your Putting Game: Synthetic Putting Greens with Walkways and LED Lighting
If you want a putting green added to your landscape design, make sure that you connect it to walkways coming from your patio, fire pit area, or other outdoor entertainment space.
Why limit your golf game to daylight hours? Add LED lighting to your walkways for added security and to guide your guests to your putting greens. LED lighting at the cups and around the fringe will help you navigate the ball to its home.
Your artificial putting green’s convenience makes it easier to fit in practice sessions, even after dark. When you do make it to a course, the invested time will improve your overall putting game. You can also practice in more casual clothes and any time of the day rather than abiding by the golf club attire. Just remember LED lighting for early morning and late night putting sessions.
Warm Up the Night: Fire Pits with Seat Walls and LED Lighting
If you want to recreate a campfire in your backyard, consider adding a fire pit with seat walls and LED lighting. Add a walkway guiding guests to your fire pit to roast marshmallows and make s’mores.
Seatwalls help define your fire pit, and it’s designed to complement your gathering space, adding visual interest. Seatwalls also serve as a safety feature for your firepit by acting as a barrier, keeping your friends and family away from open fire.
LED lighting provides a sense of safety and aesthetic appeal to your nighttime landscape design. Here’s how your fire pit with a seat wall is enhanced with LED lighting:
- Wall sconces that light up the seating area
- In-ground lights provide a low, subtle glow
- Pillar lights add a touch of class to your seat wall
- Recessed lights are embedded in the seat wall, casting a soft glow.
Campbell and Ferrara Transforms Your Virginia Backyard into a Welcoming Gathering Space
If you desire to elevate your outdoor living space this fall, then you need us at Campbell and Ferrara to design and build your next hardscape feature. Contact us today at 703-354-6724 or fill out our contact form.
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