If you’re ready for a change this fall, but you don’t know where to begin with your Portsmouth, RI, property’s landscape, these tips are for you. With so many design options, materials, potential additions, and style changes you can make, it can be a challenge to settle on those that are right for you. Ease into fall with these four tips for upgrading your landscape design:

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Let Masonry Do the Talking

Does your front yard beckon you and your visitors? What does your entryway say each time you pull up to it? First impressions go a long way and it’s the same when it comes to your property. When thinking of upgrading your landscape this fall, the first areas people will see too. You can take boring, run-of-the-mill entranceways and turn them into something truly spectacular, using natural stone in all the right places. With the expertise of the masonry team at Premier Landscape, natural stone features will make your front yard one of a kind. Consider natural stone pillars or stairs to create the kind of texture and design that homeowners covet.

Pavers for Safety

You might already have an outdoor kitchen or pool set up, but do you have pavers that will keep you, your family and guests safe? Upgrading to non-slip pavers is an excellent choice for these high-traffic areas where spills and splashes are common. Don’t wait for accidents to happen. Be sure to make this paver improvement for your fall landscape upgrade and opt for hardwearing non-slip options. You don’t have to stop poolside or with your outdoor kitchen either. Make sure that all your outdoor pavers, from front walkway to your side yard, are non-slip to avoid accidents and mishaps. If you don’t know where to start, your Premier Landscape landscape design expert can help you decide on the best ones to suit your style.

Fire Features Are Always Welcome

No matter the time of year, a fire pit or fireplace contributes positively to your landscape. They are a natural draw during gatherings and allow for the placement of other relaxation-geared elements – seating for example – to be placed around them, adding even more value to your outdoor design. In the summer months fire pits can be used to add ambience and aroma. It is in the fall and winter months, however, that fire features really shine. Spend time with the family outdoors around your outdoor fireplace or cuddle up with a loved one next to your fire pit. The type of fire pit or fireplace you go for will be determined by what you want to use them for. Fireplaces inspire feelings of warmth and comfort, while fire pits allow for more interaction and an open layout.

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Seating for Comfort

Speaking of sitting around a fireplace or fire pit, seating strategically placed throughout your landscape is another way you can upgrade your landscape design for fall. No matter how active your household is, everyone likes to take a moment to relax. Why should you have to retreat indoors to do that? Instead, have comfortable seating scattered around your backyard so there’s always a place to take a load off. Whether it’s wall seating or outdoor furniture, you can enhance the feature with cushions and pillows for added comfort during gatherings.