As the seasons change, and Halloween is around the corner, the focus on maintaining a perfect backyard seems to be less on the mind. Fall presents mood-filled opportunities to entertain, though – with candles and throw blankets for your guests – you can drink wine into the evening and stargaze!
Sometimes the Fall can make for soggy seating if you have a grassy backyard. One of my favorite low-maintenance landscaping ideas is using flagstone to create areas you can enjoy year round. Flagstone comes in several colors, complementing most home styles. I love the warmer tans and oranges, as well as the smooth gray tones you can get.
You can install flagstone permanently, in concrete, or semi-permanently in a bed of sand and decomposed granite. I like the semi-permanent method in lots of cases because it’s more affordable, and it allows water to run off and permeate the soil. You can also grow tiny plants in the cracks – from moss to all sorts of small succulents, depending on your part of the world.
Good for the environment, good for my stargazing party!
I’m thinking about buying a roll of this delicious gorgeousness from Ralph Lauren Home for a project or two – wouldn’t it make an amazing table runner or place mats?