Outdoor Entertaining Ideas for Fall

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A fire pit with built-in seating and a covered pergola for entertaining. Who needs the indoors?

The summer is beginning to draw to a close. The sun is beginning to set earlier each day, and parents can almost hear the sweet sound of school buses coming to take their children back to school. Summer is pool time, but fall is deck time. The fall is the last portion of the year when you can still enjoy entertaining outside. To get the most out of your outdoor space this fall, here are a few ideas for utilizing your landscape to its full entertainment potential.

Fire Pits

Having a fire pit built in your backyard may prove to be more useful than you realize. Fire pits are versatile; you can snuggle up with your partner by the fire pit for date night, host a large group of friends who can sit and talk by the fire, and provide a space for kids to roast marshmallows. Modern firepits are so much more than just an indent in the ground for firewood. Today’s fire pits are built to impress. They can be created with a myriad of beautiful materials, like natural stone, brick, slate, tile, or marble. You can even supplement your fire pit with built-in seating or add cushy outdoor seating for maximum comfort. Plus, having a fire pit allows you to comfortably stay outside after dark and extends the outdoor living season.

Outdoor Kitchens

While indoor kitchens are built for cooking, outdoor kitchens are built with socializing in mind. A grill, stove, oven, refrigerator, storage, and more essentially brings the entire kitchen outside. Add a dining area, and there’s no reason to go back into the house! To create a truly unique experience that everyone will want to take part in, consider having a wood-fired pizza oven built. Friends and family alike will want to help with the cooking (and the eating!)


The pergola is an enduring backyard structure. And it’s easy to see why. Made of sturdy, vertical pillars or beams that support cross beams or an open lattice, pergolas offer an attractive space that is good for taking refuge in the shade while still enjoying the sun. You can adorn your pergola with vines like English Ivy or Clematis that add shade as well as aesthetic appeal. And don’t forget decking out your pergola for nighttime! Some pretty twinkle lights strung across your pergola transforms your backyard into a romantic outdoor bistro.

Get in Touch With Pinehurst Landscape Company

At Pinehurst Landscape Company, we value the craftsmanship of artisan stonework and custom garden design. With over 50 years of experience in landscape design, we’ve learned how to tread the delicate balance between functional and stylish Our award-winning garden designers are committed to working one-on-one with you to create a comprehensive design that thoughtfully attends to your personal needs and individual tastes. Contact us to schedule a consultation today! If you like our work, consider following us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin, and Google+.
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