The same moveable fire pit is great for fall days and can be used to aid in burning some of the lawn debris that is raked up in the late fall. Leaves and other plan remnants can be burnt safely in a fire pit and it can be moved throughout the yard for easy access. Fall is a great time to relax on the patio and watch the colored leaves fall from the trees. If it is crisp, a small fire will provide warmth and ambiance.
The summer is notable for patio use and is a great place for entertaining. The patio provides a wealth of opportunity for all ages. Adults can comfortably converse while sipping cocktails or soft drinks and children can play endless games that they draw on the patio with chalk or bring their board games outdoors to play. It is very easy to provide separate areas for activities on patios by merely moving furniture into different areas. Grouping the children’s furniture separate from the adult furniture provides unique areas for each group to separate while mixing the furniture provides a great area for all ages to interact. All ages can group into teams for a fun game of hopscotch or a relay that includes making a s’more or other unusual activities based on ages of participants.
Patios are really fun during springtime as flowers are planned and planted into different containers and areas surrounding the patio. All ages can chose seeds and plants and themes to intermix in pots, boxes and other interesting and unusual containers that will provide foliage and flowers, as well as fruits and vegetables, throughout the other seasons. A quick walk through the basement will provide a treasure trove of cans, bottles, bowls, shoes and other oddities that can be used as planters. A mixture of plantings in interesting containers can be set throughout the outdoor areas to provide interesting views and reflection spots. You can even make a bog garden of plants that each bugs! A large tub with several smaller containers with plantings of fly traps, and other carnivorous plants, mosses and other bog goodies generally provides an excellent learning experience for children as well as an exciting and unusual garden.